What's Wrong With the TV News
Charlie seems like a nice guy but if he can do that kind of reporting, why is he just doing fluff on the morning show...
Dunno. Maybe he has children that want to be fed, or some such inane reason.
News is demand driven. People like the fluff. They hate the stuff that requires them to think. And I don't think this is limited to just the "stupid" people. So if Charlie were to do serious news and hard-hitting questions, he would suddenly, very rapidly, find himself without viewers, and as a result without a job.