When it comes to statistical methodology or properly researched and thoughtful questions and analysis, nah, that really doesn’t play with the friendly neighbourhood media, doesn’t it?
One of the biggest problems in science is that the editors and editorial boards of lots of major journals are compromised by ‘connections’ and fear of ‘celebrity’ scientists. Further, it’s more important to them that they have ‘exciting’ science than good/accurate science. Science and Nature are two of the most visible journals with this problem.
Interferes with their righteous indignation schtick, which is all they have left.