Are the WH leaks part of a plan?

If you wanted to completely discredit a media (and political opponent) that you believe is out to get you, how would that be done? If you were to leak many false stories and the media were to publish without verifying, how would that turn out for the media? Over time would they still be credible? Would it also leave an opponent looking incompetent as they latch on to every narrative supporting their cause?

How would the media counter? Perhaps by actually investigating and reporting verifiable facts. But they just can’t control themselves. When one has a bias and can’t account for it in their reporting it’s very difficult to see the facts.

Just thinking out loud….