"Professional"? professional what? journalist? in mass media?
AGAIN, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU THINK THEIR BOSSES ARE PAYING THEM TO DO? TELL THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH? ARE YOU SERIOUS? ARE WE BEING SERIOUS HERE?
No. They are paid to say things in their bosses' interests. Certainly the garden variety ones. Come on now. They are there BECAUSE THEY DEMONSTRATED ALLEGIANCE OVER TIME. It is tribal. Information dissemination is about interests and tribes.