Just when news anchors’ hemorrhoid-inducing overuse of mindless phrases such as walk it back and double down starts to wane, another wave of brain-deadening soundbites inevitably waxes. And at its crest is the phrase bad actors. This phrase doesn’t refer to thespian hacks. Rather bad actors refers to those people the anchor doesn’t like and who you shouldn’t like either. Hence, some might suspect news anchors are themselves bad actors in each of these senses.