“Richard Jewell” is not responsible for sullying the media’s reputation; the media are responsible for sullying the media’s reputation.

Case in point, the New York Times, who were forced to post quite a correction to their story about a Chicago house party honoring the victims of a carjacking:

Carjacker’s victims, carjacker … tomayto, tomahto.

Oh well. The important thing is that they brought awareness to the story, right?