To be a prophet does not mean you don’t make mistake. As human beings God uses them for His people not for themselves. They speak God’s mind. Balaam was a prophet but could not see the Angel standing before him. Numbers 22:23 Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.
When somebody can tell you something only you know, then you know that they are being used by God. When you read negative things in the media, to you s/he remains a prophet. We all fall short off his glory. Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Sometimes people comment as if they have placed prophets at par with God.