The lies need to be revealed for what they are. Part of the answer why errors happen all too frequently over the last decade is the lack of proper funding of newspapers (including the ones on line), television reports, etc. If you cannot afford to send good reporters to the action then you are stuck with what you get from sources not your own. Also on television stories generally have to be wrapped up in five minutes or you lose your modern audience. Some stories cannot be told with any kind of accuracy in a five minute block. In shortening them to fit you may very well distort the story. It certainly would be difficult to cover more than one point of view.