Journalists need to stop playing themselves in movies

Journalists aren’t immune from celebrity, and they like the paycheck that comes with it, but what really drives this is that huge media companies such as CNN’s parent WarnerMedia own a news network, movie distributors and production companies. From a business perspective, featuring network stars in fictional movies under the same corporate umbrella is cross-promotion, a win-win. Viewers and moviemakers probably like it because real news people add authenticity to the story.

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