I learnt this a long time ago, back in 1996 when I was 21. It was the Dunblane masacre, and what I read about handguns, their use and those who held firearms certificates was all complete rubbish. I had been shooting for a year or two at the time and so knew all about it and what was in the papers was, on the whole, nonsense. I learnt early on not to really take any notice of what they say.I gave up buying a newspaper many years ago, The Times if you must know. I did so because I realised that whenever there was an article in there that I had some first hand knowledge of, the reporting was usually wrong. It made me question whether the rest of the articles were equally inaccurate.
TIL that there is a term for this, coined by Michael Crichton: