That is what I am saying - too much of “the news” is not journalistic anymore. It’s repeating facts from other orgs mixed with commentary and analysis - usually with a lot of opinion mixed in.
That is MOST of the cable channels programming. It’s most of the ABC/NBC/CBS news any more.
They are presenting themselves as journalistic, but they don’t do the heavy lifting. If you watch, so many stories start with “The blah blah blah reports that…” They are just repeating statements. They aren’t doing the most basic of fact checking, which is how ABC put up video of a machine gun night shoot in the US as footage from Syria. Everyone is wanting to be first, breaking and get as many eyeballs as they can. Jesus Christ, they are perpetuating memes and cute pet videos in some cases. (Look, we’re cool, just like the internet!)
I completely agree that they SHOULD be more journalistic in nature, and have concern for the public interest. And some of them do, and there are specific shows that focus on that. But mass media news in general is not like that. It’s mostly big giant bowls of Lucky Charms and if you want a balanced breakfast you need to find your grapefruit, eggs, and oat meal somewhere else.