Maybe but that’s why you have different departments. That’s why you have a showbiz team. That’s why you have a current affairs team. That’s why you have a politics editor. That’s why we have lawyers checking everything we write.
I’ve worked in this industry for 7/8 years. Of course you get less-informed people - just like everywhere - but a lot of the people I’ve worked with have been amongst the smartest i’ve ever met. And a hell of a lot of our time is spent on research.
Yeah you may get some dishonest people - or people who twist a story to fit the narrative but this doesn’t apply to everyone and with lawyers going over everything with a fine tooth comb it’s hard to get away with this on a regular basis. Most people are not “clearly” dishonest at all. And it is quite insulting to be told otherwise. I’ve never produced any work that I believed to be wrong.