I just have to post Echo9er's Daily Twain post for today because it is so perfect for the present day press and those who rely on them for their news!
It has become a sarcastic proverb that a thing must be true if you saw it in a newspaper. That is the opinion intelligent people have of that lying vehicle in a nutshell. But the trouble is that the stupid people–who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations–do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper, and there is where the harm lies.
— Mark Twain (from “”License of the Press” speech)