This is exactly the sort of story journalists are required to write every day. And not just in countries with repressive governments. Journalists in western democratic countries are expected by their bosses and by peer pressure to write up certain subjects certain "acceptable" ways. Like writing about Saddam or Gaddafi or Assad or the Iranian Ayatollahs or Kim whatever just before your country is going to war against them. Every bad story must be portrayed as true, irrespective of the lack of evidence. Nothing good must be said. Not being willing/able to do it is career limiting. Choosing the example of Jews and Nazis was a poor choice only because it prevented a good lesson being taught on how to see something when you read it.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. teacher's assignment to students: Explain why Jews are evil