Bill Apter has always been reliable and respected. While it's true he's well known for writing for publications that've attempted to protect kayfabe, the guy's still highly respected within both pro wrestling and MMA.
Dave Meltzer's credibility has taken a hit due in large part of him becoming something of a mark for himself and is ironically becoming more like Vince McMahon. It's gotten to the point where he considers himself THE final word in pro wrestling and that what he says is rock solid gospel even though he sometimes makes bad predictions or just flat out gets the story wrong and tries to pass the responsibility off to unreliable sources instead of shouldering his share of the responsibility.
"What Do I Know Of Cultured Ways, The Gilt, The Craft And The Lie?
I, Who Was Born In A Naked Land And Bred In The Open Sky.
The Subtle Tongue, The Sophist Guile, They Fail When The Broadswords Sing.
Rush In And Die Dogs - I Was A Man Before I Was King."
Conan Of Cimmeria