Whoa there. You can't go blaming the chairman! And of course reporters and journalists trawl the forums, twitter etc. They would not be doing their jobs if they did not. Indeed, some organs pay people to do just hat.
I'm not blaming him. I just find the whole thread ironic and was trying to be so. Your last sentence demonstrates the irony quite well in that some people of significant influence pay the piper to do exactly what's reported by "lazy journalists".