If you can't discredit what someone says, because it's obviously true, you have to insert something that isn't true, and then point it out.
If I were the journalists, I'd check over their stuff to look for twiddled numbers, extra bits, and decoupled/overextended supporting connections that you will put your name to before it gets used to discredit you many moons later.
It's a fun game. It's a very very very old game. Eat nothing you find there. Accept no gifts..