Perhaps not in your insulated world, but when I was in the Middle East, dealing with them on a semi regular basis, there were those that knew what they were doing and those that had staffers that knew what they were doing.
YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IT WAS LIKE MAN I WAS THERE IN THE ETHER
Forgive me, but since it was in the early 90's, I don't remember specific names of specific reporters.
well that's convenient.
basically your point is "hey i once had some contact with reporters 20 years ago so there's where my opinion on the entire industry comes from but don't ask me to elaborate or provide specifics"
and regardless of your experience was that was so harrowing and shook the foundation of what you knew about journalism that you can't remember any specifics, apologizing for joe the plumber being sent to cover a genocide by a far right wing evangelical sh*t hole to basically spew memri fed garbage without providing any context whatsoever is not comparable to anything, and still atrociously wrong.
the mere fact that anyone would do anything less than angrily denounce it proves just how ridiculous and dangerous it is.