Having worked in local government and also in the local media, I know the low level shadiness that goes on inside and between both.
I’ve just come to distrust everything that I don’t witness for myself. I don’t even post or repost articles on Facebook unless I’ve verified them from three different sources. And that includes from differently owned companies.
I read a newspaper article this morning that stirred these feelings up. I knew the person and organization it was about and it touched on the shadiness, but there is a other path of shadiness that didn’t get talked about. If that happened, things would get tabloid gossip level.