That may be the worst thing. They see themselves as keepers of the torch.
Oh most certainly. The level of unwarranted arrogance in a newsroom puts a Hollywood party to shame. They are convinced the public is retarded. Literally. No exaggeration. And that their access to the unedited AP wire gives them knowledge and wisdom to guide the unwashed masses.
There are several former newsies here on FR. They will all tell you exactly that.