Media loses credibility
The recent article on President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, "Comey pushed probe before ax," is a good example of why more and more Americans distrust the mainstream media as reputable news sources.
The Associated Press article cites anonymous officials to claim that days before Comey was fired he "requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates ... fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency."
Not until the brief 13th paragraph do we find an on-the-record statement by a named official, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, that says flatly Comey did not seek more resources for the Russian probe.
Choosing to accept the disputed claim of anonymous sources contributes to building a story to further the mainstream media and Democrat Party narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to somehow deny Hillary Clinton an election victory. No source, anonymous or named, since the Russia investigation opened in July has specified any instance of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The mainstream media continue to push this innuendo-laden narrative in their attempt to delegitimize and destroy the Trump presidency.
Testifying under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed the falsity of the AP report by saying he was not aware of any request by Comey for additional resources, that the FBI did not seek additional resources for specific investigations, that the Russian investigation was already adequately sourced, and that the firing of Comey did not impede nor would it impede the FBI's investigation of any Russian interference in the election.
Using anonymous sources to bring down Trump is destroying what little credibility the mainstream media has left.