Others “in the know” of what’s really going on don’t speak up because they also know that ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Stories fade. New ones rise. Everything is forgotten in an instant. Roll with it. If anything, speaking up simply often makes things worse because it validates the original story in a strange way.
And then there are the people simply too busy or who don’t give a shit what the press says. That’s the right mentality in my mind since actions do always trump words.