Damage control. They're all socialists.
Maybe there is a news service that actually wants to do real reporting rather than news making. If so they might want to approach him.
He wears a suit and works for a major news conglomerate. Is he one of those Champagne Socialists? Don't these idiots realize if they ever get their way were the working class rises up that when Commisar Jamal and Commisar Cletus show up they'll either get their personal property being redistributed (as Champagne Socialists are in fact Bourgeois) or end up shot dead in a ditch (as these Champagne Socialists were not dedicated to the cause enough)