I became chairman of the inmates committee.
Got into a lot of trouble. Was accused of fomenting a riot. Was accused of plotting to kill the warden.
Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.