Yeah,but they were mostly made to. Besides, they could have gotten very sick if they didn't pull the newspaper out. Who's the older one there in the situation? Before hand, Rainbow didn't care. She only cared when it was about her.
Can't blame Dash here, they kinda had it coming...On the other hoof, I wonder what would have happened if the mane 6 found out about DT basically blackmailing the CMC into doing it? He,he, lightening bolts.
That, and the fact the ponies were actually enjoying the stories. Heck, at least 4 out of the mane 6 were enjoying those stories at the spa (I don't remember about Fluttershy, but Twilight was pointing out the malice in the stories), and only started disliking when they had things published about them! (I should note that Rarity's case was special; she said she didn't mind the lies, but then had her true diary stolen and published... that's, at least, theft!)