"The information taken" when covering the press conference, (which is what journalists do) was nothing more than showing an official document from the immigration records that was presented by these 2 people.
In contrast, a press conference was held by Beth with Jug Twitty in tow, where JK2 were named kidnappers, rapists, and murderers. (Which she later had to apologize for but still continued to say it from the U.S.) She has also knowingly lied and presented to the media various statements that turned out to be false.
Is that also the journalists fault for covering Beth's lies?
It is ONLY if statements are made that have no supporting evidence AND it is presented as fact.
It was presented as fact by Beth using many U.S. Media sources.
It is the job of a journalist to do fact finding if the journalist makes a conclusion. The only conclusion that Renee' G spoke of (and showed to her audience) was that these 2 people had a copy of the immigration document. No need to fact find that they had it- she showed they had it.
In contrast all of the media stations that have covered this case have failed to even get a copy of Beth's "proof" that she said she had that indicated Joran kidnapped and raped Natalee. Yet they allowed her constant air time to make that accusation- again without doing ANY fact finding. Had they done their job up front, Beth would never have been allowed to even hint at what she was openly stating as fact- as we later learned from Beth herself- she never had those documents that she called "Proof". Even though she was allowed to state it as fact for years.
"Propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist."