Sam Smith – If I were to tell a reporter that I had built Trump Tower or that 250,000 people had come to my birthday party, before the reporter wrote that story there would be a check of the facts. And if the story ran it would do so only as evidence that I told some lies.
The media needs to follow a similar pattern with Trump and his aides. Maybe put a time delay on news conferences (as TV already does where there might be obscenities) until the basic facts have been checked. Publishing or broadcasting Trumpish likely lies without double-checking them merely plays into his game.