Correct - and it's largely why there is little respect for the abject pish they publish regularly that proves to be nothing but guess work from less and less reliable sources now that every fckwit and their dug is a "blogger" running a website or social media account with the latest "news".That's nothing new. Been happening for decades. Outlet A 'breaks' a story, Outlets B, C& D pick it up and run with what has been reported elsewhere.
There's also the scope there that they run the story as reported elsewhere, check in with their own sources and run a follow-up further down the line adding to or refuting the original based on the information they've learned since.
They don't even pick up content from know reliable sources nowadays - quite the opposite. They copy and paste from sources known to spout utter made up nonsense as standard. Not because it's true, but because t gives them a sensational enough headline to get clicks.