Why should we hold reporters to less of a standard than police? Aren't they responsible for presenting the truth as well? I expect both to do their due diligence and to be correct, as well as be held accountable. The media can destroy someone's life based off speculation with virtually zero consequence. It's all about ratings. I don't think I have ever seen a retraction or apology all over the front page of a paper or website. There need to be changes, but there won't be.
Because one is a service provided by our tax dollars and the other is for profit.