Considering how Giant Bomb started you're not really making a compelling "gotcha!" here. Their attitude is in no way indicative of what the rest of mainstream games media may/may not have been financially compelled into selling.
Media seemed pretty neutral on the consoles so far. They have been reporting devs opinion. Sure there were extra coverage of Xbox because Phil Spencer have been very vocal. Also there were more nasty rumors from PS5 since Sony have been less vocal. But all the "Sony is paying devs and media to sugar coat PS5 and hide its weakness" can't really be proved with evidence.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."