if they aren't a reliable source of information, I'd like to know about it.
While they are biased (and fairly up-front about it), what news resource isn't? The information age has multiplied the number of venues for information exponentially, but it also forces us to be more skeptical.
That said, they seem to be fairly conscientious. I don't recall ever seeing them run bogus or exaggerated scare stories about Rex 84 or the like.