No, they can’t. Most reporters became reporters because of Watergate — inspired by Woodward and Bernstein. It started their ‘crusade’. Its like asking Batman to look past the night his parents got murdered.
It is a defining event in their lives ... and they’re self-involved enough to think it is a defining event for everyone.
Just two facts about leftists:
They embrace / promote excuse-making and tolerance of all sorts of evil.
They utterly despise true redemption.