But why shouldn't we trust the media?

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Glenn Reynolds has the story:

JOURNALISM: AP Consults Spy Novelists to Hype Trump-Russia Fake News.

Next: AP consults romance novelists in support of theory that Melania may leave Trump for hunky, bare-chested pirate.

The trouble with the Associated Press's decline is that it still provides the feed to hundreds of local newspapers across the country, so that's what fills the headlines: see, e.g., Greenwich time. Of course, that's also why so many Americans have given up relying on their local media for objective, real overage of actual news.