There’s different kinds of dishonesty and maliciousness though. The examples I listed are plain stupid, easy to catch.
then there is jumping on the bandwagon of stories another publication has gone with “Bombshell if true” kind of stories. Usually from anonymous sources, like Buzzfeed runs a story that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress. The MSM then goes with that non stop till Mueller comes out and says. “Not true”.
We haven’t even got to the symbiotic relationships that exists between the intelligence community and some newspapers or cable channels.