Listened to a podcast recently in which I was accused of covering up "one of the biggest sex scandals in Texas" because of racism. I'm not gonna link it because it doesn't deserve your time.
I report facts. I don't expose myself to slander lawsuits. I report facts like
-- Alvis Solis steps down and turns academy over to Roy Davis
-- Washington DC filed charges against Nick Schultz and Matthew Maldonado
-- The medal chasers fled TLI in the middle of the night
-- Police report is filed for assault domestic violence by Nelson Monteiro
-- Eben Kaneshiro is arrested for sodomy and sexual abuse
When I don't have facts, I don't report them. Not everything immoral is illegal, so, criminal charges won't always be filed. When that is the case, I don't report gossip. I don't want to subject myself to having to defend myself in court. Even if what I report is true, it's not "truth" until a court says so.
Some blithering idiots don't get it.