We like to pick on the media in general, but there are many very competent and professional journalists as in other commonly maligned professions, such as lawyers. My wife was a newspaper reporter for many years and several different papers. She never received a complaint from a subject for factual errors, and her company was never threatened with a lawsuit. Things have changed in our new era where we seem to value fast and entertaining over accuracy and relevance. We really need to appreciate and protect the Fourth Estate, as they are often the only ones really watching our backs!