Don't know why someone willing to be a mouthpiece for the right wing media machine might need to bluff their way into Journalism: there's always money for authoritarian articles by willing word mercenaries pushing the same way and all urging us to see everyone who disagrees on covid, environmental protest etc as "terrorists" and all pushing people to support bad law using fear.
The old Herman Goering trick talks of manufacturing external threats:
"The people don't want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country."
-But of course it works just as well with the adversary as "Enemy Within" as it does the "Barbarian at the Gate."