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
who supply the news, tell us what it means, and then turn around and be
news themselves,” he added. — Washington Times