I hear you. Last Friday a CASA 212 crashed in the sea in Chile killing 22, and the news stood for almost 5 days, in part because there're very few aircrashes in S. America, but mainly because one of the passengers was the most notorious male TV presenter of Chile.
Anyway, the common sense is to blame the pilot first, as in the CASA. The young female co-pilot is being labelled as the responsible, or the one who made a mistake while pilot-flying the airplane into a tiny island in the Pacific 800nm offshore, trying to land (and no alternate) in a 3000ft runway surrounded by cliffs and attacked by strong winds, with lots of gusts, up and down drifts due to mountainous terrain, windshear and stuff.
Of course everybody knows how to handle the situation, everybody is expert on the matter.
Everything that is said extra-officially is cheap and has no weight, so better shut up and appear to be an idiot rather than speak out and confirm it. We need to let the trained people do the job.