Why is it whining? I'm concerned about the damage poorly sourced journalism can do, and I think it's worthwhile challenging it where I see it. Including lurid allegations of voter suppression with no known basis in reality in your single-sourced articles could be damaging to your reputation as a journalist - but if there is a case to answer, it also allows those who should be answering to brush it off more easily. Had you stripped out the Lib Dem conspiracy theory and just presented the facts from the press release, would Lambeth Labour be able to call your piece misleading? I don't think so. Would it have been shared all over social media by lib dem activists and viewed a thousand times? Perhaps not - but if you're relying on conspiracy theories to boost your reading figures then we're in a pretty dangerous place.