I’m uncomfortable with this notion that a news program should be ‘supportive’ of a state/territory for a) Ratings considerations and/or b) The sake of it. I say that because it’s an untenable position considering there’ll be times where a program has to be critical of what a state/territory does (eg; when a ‘bungle’ has been made or there’s problems) and/or ‘hard-hitting’ (eg; when a Premier/Chief Minister is being interviewed).
Am I suggesting Sunrise (particularly Sam Armytage) didn’t go ‘too far’ at times over the past 18 months in how they covered/reacted to how certain states have handled COVID? No. What I saying is the way programs like Sunrise cover/approach stories should be based on the merits of the story - not ratings considerations.