This blaming 'The Media' has gotten really old and has worn really thin.
Seems awfully lame to me when the story gets changed from the story to 'The Medias' reporting of the story.
In this case it not that Irvine lied, it's that the media is blowing it out of proportion or enhancing the story or sexing it up in some way.
A better turn for this thread to take would be how society has turned to a thing where perception is more important than substance and how success, at any cost, is justification for just about any action.
Did I write 'just about'? Hmm, Irvine built a step of his career on lies but somehow it's the reporting of these lies that's the fault .....