Living eyewitness possibility of correction – not realistic expectation & argument

Even today, if one is a living witness to an event that one believes to have been misreported by a newspaper or other media outlet, how easy would it be to correct the misinformation such that one successfully stops its spread and informs everyone of the correct information? Not very. How much more difficult would that be in the ancient world, without the use of modern technology such as the internet?

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