Newspapers have always plugged the stories that will make money for them. Helps pay for the real news most people ignore from actual journalists.Sadly, everything appears to be a "wall of text" to many readers if it's not a hard hitting headline, pithy remark, mantra or meme. Small, short, easy to remember in support of what they feel is right. Everything else is just too much work!
Democracy is hard work and the concept of "a well informed citizenry" was used to justify the freedom of the 4th estate. Sadly the 4th estate has become more and more interested in their own ability to change things than their responsibility to be accurate and as unbiased as possible.
" ... but I saw it on ***, read it in ***, it was online ".
Also, the naive among us have always believed what they see/ saw in newspapers, magazines on television, heard on the radio, read on Facebook, Twitter or Parler etc, because well, people aren't discerning of facts. They believe what they want to believe. IE: The National Enquirer.
Also, facts are often not either black or white. Very little in our existence on planet Earth, in this Universe, is all or nothing.