Deadlines can be a bitch, especially if you have no footage. I honestly don't blame the reporters at all. Things need to get done, even if you can't get it done in time, which leads to sloppily put together reports using false footage. It's the way it is. I'm pretty sure that they can't just tell their bosses that they have no footage to show for the report. It's all just business, even if it shouldn't be.