This is liberal-like thinking. As such, it is absurd. First, a newspaper owes no duty to anyone and second, virtually any issue involving content is protected by First Amendment guarantees.
Even a newspaper is bound by false-advertising laws. If they advertise that they print "all the news fit to print", and in practice are clearly doing otherwise, they're liable.
You have a better suggestion? Shall we simply whine endlessly about their malfeasance, or shall we do something substantial about it?
Slander and libel are not covered by the First Amendment. So, no, not "virtually any issue" is protected.