There's probably more to this than we know. When I was a paramedic, it wasn't unusual to read new stories about accidents, violence calls, or other calls I made with the ambulance, and to find the news story barely resembled the facts. It seems there's always an agenda. The agenda isn't necessarily political, and it isn't always intended to further some larger-range goal. Sometimes, the reporter just wants to tell a good story and the facts don't fit into the story that he wants to tell. Other times, the reporter simply didn't put in enough effort to get the facts right. A newspaper reporter attended one of my EMT classes one time because he wanted to become an EMT. When I confronted him over some news stories, he told me that it wasn't unusual for stories to be changed by the editor. Who knows.