IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.
There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.
Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.