The details may have been, but not the gist of the point- Meida Perception Study
the last section of the previously linked article- that incorrect reporting early tends to stick in the public's memory, regardless of subsequent developments and/or retractions.
Freedom of the Press is a great thing. And this phenomenon, as well as the media's affect on the Logical Fallacy of Misleading Vividness mentioned in another linked blog are the price we pay for that Freedom and it's benefits.
These will both have an effect on the danger to our reloading hobby. People are still calling for taggants in reloading powder. We're seeing legislation to put more than a 15 cent tax on hand loaded rounds, compared to a 5 cent tax on factory rounds.