TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different, take a look at what you watch.
Every time a pundit or elected official is on any TV news program, it should be a polite formality to mention that GE has made such and such billions off the war in Iraq by selling arms or that Murdoch is a right-wing activist with a clear stake in who wins and who taxes his profits the least.
I wanted to be a journalist so the character of a TV news person in 'Run Baby Run' was really interesting.
If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.
Surveys have shown going back as far as you and I can remember that people have perceived a leftward tilt in the basic coverage that they get on TV news.
My friends in the TV news business are in a state of despair about Donald Trump, even as their bosses in the boardroom are giddy over what he's doing for their once sagging ratings.
TV news has largely given Trump editorial control.
The 800-pound gorillas of TV news are gone. When I was the White House correspondent at NBC, and Tom Brokaw was anchor, the reporters were protected.
Early on, even before he was the front-runner, TV news was giving Trump far more attention than other candidates and far more than he deserved.
The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.