Aaron Brown: Cable News Is Too Political
Aaron Brown said in an interview that he is unhappy with the current state of cable news.
Brown, who was a prominent anchor on CNN from 2001-2005 and now teaches journalism at Arizona State University, spoke to the online website OnMilwaukee about the state of the journalism world.
He said he does not watch much television news, but that he prefers the network anchors when he does (he worked at ABC News for many years). When asked about cable news, though, Brown was less positive:
He's not exactly enamored with the move toward constant political debate, with ideologues on both sides. He talks of "hundreds" of people who've come up to him with the same complaint:
"The thing I don't like about the news is I don't hear what I think. It's always what Ann Coulter thinks or Michael Moore."
Brown has no solutions to make the news better. He understands the business constraints all TV news outlets face.