Jedi Council Member
Whether unconsciously channeling or not, I think it's true a testament to his mental ability and journalistic integrity to dig through so much and find the answer that better suited the questions he had. He does not disappoint.
Besides, it's quite possible that precisely because of cases like this, and the info he was getting, incorrect or manipulated as it was, he could have gained a greater understanding of a Cosmic Trickster. Guess he had to be deceived once or twice (or much more), before he could develop a good discerning mechanism
I keep thinking of John Keel, Karla Turner and Don Elkins as the vanguard who saw the puppeteers beyond the veil face to face and that their work over time will be integrated into the complete picture of the last torchbearer.
The archetypal film in which there is always more information, contaminated or contradictory and that was not fully disclosed by the fallen hero on duty, but at the end of his journey he knows that he is not entitled to that part of the job and it is not until a family member or friend who by an innocent act of tribute to his work, begins to bring to light consciously or not and even its repercussions, more information that begins to attract and arouse more interest than before, continuity.