Thanks for the article, I always enjoy this column. That said, maybe it's speaking to a very specific (big) US newsroom problem, but is it essentially saying that the a) national bad mood in the US (pandemic, inflation, your wobbly democracy, foreign policy) is connected to b) the mood inside media companies, which because of this morale issue can't do their work? How exactly is the national bad mood making the job harder to do?

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