Journalists become 'self-reverential' celebrities

“Anchors and journalists have become part of self-reverential celebrity culture. Everything goes back to ‘me.’ It’s driven somewhat by technological and economical change. Still, I haven’t seen them pulled kicking and screaming into this,” said Robert Lichter, director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. “Anchors can be bigger stars than the nominees at a political convention. They’re not only brand names, but whole mini-corporations…