I think some fans are confused as to what a journalist is, the difference between a beat reporter, a columnist, etc.
HSJ and Khan are beat reporters. Their job is to report the daily goings on of the team in a somewhat factual manner. I'm relatively sure I've seen the issues with the power play reported. HSJ asked Holland about Franzen being bought out, she asked Holland about the unpopularity of Cleary's signing. What exactly is she supposed to do? Post nude pics?
Drew Sharp, Mitch Albom, Bob Wojnowski, etc, they are columnists. Their job is to give their opinions. If they are too agreeable and don't get readers fired up, they won't have a job long.