Lisa Myers: TV Journalism Deteriorating

Lisa Myers was a fixture on NBC Nightly News until about a year ago when she left the Peacock and moved to Florida to work on her golf game (smart lady).

But, Myers still has some thoughts on her old job as a Journalist and she thinks the industry is headed to the wrong direction.

She thinks the that the quality of journalism is deteriorating. "I think the primary mission of journalism is to hold the powerful accountable, be they in government or corporate America. There is less and less interest in network television today holding the White House or any other part of government accountable. I fear there is a calculation that the audiences they are trying to reach don't care that much about the serious news. I think most of the political coverage these days has all the depth of Twitter," Myers said to the Des Moines Register. 

"I also worry that journalists today appear to have chosen sides when it comes to political coverage. I think you see that in the sagging approval numbers of TV news over the last few years. We've seen trust in the media hit its lowest level ever in 2013 or 2014 surveys and I think the lack of depth and the feeling that too many journalists have chosen sides has caused viewers to question whether we are giving it to them straight and whether we are making a politically balanced presentation," she added. 

As for the Brian Williams scandal and NBC's hiring of Andy Lack, Myers has thoughts on that as well. "It's a very tough time. I continue to have a lot of great friends at NBC. No one would wish this on anyone. I think Steve Burke (CEO of NBC Universal) did what he had to do. I am not privy to the internal investigation, so I don't know what will transpire from here. I think Andy Lack is a great choice to lead the network. He is a strong leader and a great experienced newsman. He has relationships with a lot of key people and people trust him."

Not exactly a rousing message of support for BriWi.