1. I work in the media industry and I can say firsthand that the media is under the microscope (and therefore held up to public standards) 1000% more than the airsoft community.
2. Documentaries are almost never objective. They typically take an angle and find ways to present that story. Think of Michael Moore. The media usually have a bias one way or the other - take the CBC (left) vs the National Post (right) as an example.
3. One should EXPECT a certain level of scrutiny for the sport of airsoft. It uses replica firearms to conduct military-style games and training. As a practitioner, I love the sport and know how fun and safe it is given the maturity of most of the people doing it. But as a parent and citizen, I'd sure as hell want to know what's going on in my neighborhood.