What does it take to convince a former prosecutor that the written word is credible? Context, apparently. The New York Times reported that former FBI director James Comey left a farewell note saying that the President had asked him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn. That all sounds good (for the liberals who want President Trump’s head on a stick) but since the information is virtually impossible to verify, there’s no real proof that this actually happened.
South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy pointed that out in an interview with Fox News.
Via Daily Caller:
“Obviously I want to see the memo,” Gowdy responded. “Obviously I want to talk to Director Comey to determine how contemporaneous his recording of the conversation was.”
“But also, importantly, not just what was said, but what did Director Comey hear? How did he take it?” Gowdy asked. “And with all due respect to the New York Times, that can only be done by looking at the memo and talking to Director Comey.”
Nobody wants to believe that a paper like the New York Times would knowingly print a blatant lie, but with no way to verify this story, we’re treading a fine line between a breaking story and an unverified source. At this point, I think I could call a major newspaper like the NYT and tell them that President Trump came to my house and slashed my tires and they’d probably print it. They’re so desperate to win this war they’re in with the POTUS that they’re destroying their own credibility.
To the major news outlets out there, we’re all very sorry that you’ve got your panties in a bunch that the President is calling you on your crap, but if you really want to prove him wrong, try being above reproach in your reporting. The best way to make people believe that you’re a good news source is to be a good news source.
(Source: Daily Caller)