No. It's a result of people aren't actually journalists getting into journalism.

ETA: I do think that it can be a criticism for adaptations. If you have a movie set in Ancient China, you can fill it with people from LA suburbs.

"We'll toss the dice however they fall,
And snuggle the girls be they short or tall,
Then follow young Mat whenever he calls,
To dance with Jak o' the Shadows."

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