As an old newspaper reporter, I acknowledge my prejudice against television news with its "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality.
TV is great for showing floods, fires, and terrorist attacks. I once saw a TV cameraman at the site of an auto accident give the wheel of an overturned car a spin by hand and then film it to impart a sense of immediacy to his coverage of the wreck. But without lurid bits of film, TV news is terrible at reporting subjects such as economics, and it has reduced debate of complicated political issues to simple sound-bites.
I long ago gave up watching TV news. But now that I work from home, I often hear the news reports and talk shows less-picky family members...