That sounds aggravating, even more so when you think about how often this happens without someone bringing it to our attention...
I also wish readers would be more cautious about legitimizing or jumping on an article that reports "this important person said xyz". Often it's taken out of context or altered by the writer to create contention, drama, exaggeration, etc. all in the name of garnering attention. (An easy current example is, "Elon Musk says Apple is a graveyard for engineers".)
I have seen bogus statements/quotes printed about someone's colleagues that eventually circulated back to them when the person didn't say what the article claimed, which created significant problems.
It's near impossible to correct misinformation in the wild, and retractions/addenda/edits made after publication rarely get viewed or visited again by the same readers later on.
Careful: now you're going to see blog posts titled, "Sheril Kirshenbaum says journalists suck, worthless" :P