Optics matter more than results, emotions matter more than facts
Yes, disaster and conflict sell! The media bombards us with it for 25 minutes every night, then adds a two minute fluff piece at the end of the broadcast, to try to sell us the delusion that every thing is going to be okay! And don't get me started on the (mostly manufactured) news channels!
Another result of negativity in the media is a lack of good candidates coming forward. Good people that enjoy their privacy.....
As Trudeau père once said "The media has no business in the nation's bedrooms!"