If NYT or WaPo cared at all about journalistic integrity, they would respond point-by-point, admit their repeated errors, correct the false stories & return the Pulitzers.
I won’t hold my breath.
It is preventable, but not when the SC's primary goal is to make money.
When unfettered capitalizm requires industry to run lean (to make that extra money), it can't react to hiccups.
The fix? Regulate business.