Why TV networks may be afraid of investigative stories
Why? We know why. Powerful people and institutions don’t like to be exposed.
(From The LA Times)
As networks have become part of sprawling, publicly held media conglomerates — ABC parent the Walt Disney Co. and NBC parent Comcast have grown significantly in size in recent years — risk management is now a major element of running a news division…
…The finance people are telling them, ‘If you lose, and we owe millions of dollars on a legal suit, you’re toast.’”