Media BiASSed: Daily Dose of Hypocrisy…

CNN Meltdowns: Comey Firing Is ‘Terribly Dangerous,’ Akin to a ‘Third World Dictatorship’


Appearing on CNN Wednesday afternoon to participate in the network-wide meltdown over James Comey’s ouster as FBI Director, longtime liberal journalists and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein invoked Watergate but went further, fretting that “this is terribly dangerous moment in American history.”

Apocalyptic NYT: ‘Shocking’ Firing Hides ‘Biggest Political Scandal’ Ever


The New York Times went into full apocalypse mode on Wednesday, declaring it “impossible” to believe that FBI Director James Comey was fired for any reason other than he was about to expose one of the “biggest political scandals” ever. Both on the front page and in an editorial, the Times essentially convicted Donald Trump for unspecified Russian crimes.

Scarborough Sees ‘Echoes of Watergate’ in Comey Firing


In a hyperbolic segment for MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, co-host Joe Scarborough went all in comparing President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey to the firing of U.S. Attorneys by Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal. He proclaimed that in the wake of Trump’s decision, “The capital is filling with echoes of Watergate…”

Hysterical Slate: ‘Trump Wanted a Public Execution’ of Comey


Slate may win the award for most hyperbolic reaction to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The liberal website slimed, “Trump Wanted a Public Execution.” Writer Phillip Carter, a professor at Georgetown University, repeated the accusation: “The president wanted this to be a public execution of the sort Voltaire described in Candide as something ‘to encourage the others.’”

‘Do You Want Me to Ask the Questions?’ CNN’s Cuomo, Conway Throw Down Over Comey Firing


You knew this was coming. In light of James Comey being fired early Tuesday night as FBI Director by President Trump, the knives were out on CNN Wednesday morning with New Day co-host Chris Cuomo interrogating, interrupting, and generally losing his mind while going after White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.

ABC Comes to Democrats’ Defense Over Comey: They Didn’t ‘Want Him Fired!’


The Democrats are in an uproar after President Trump, under advisement from the DOJ, fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday night, calling the surprise firing an obstruction of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. Yet the same party called for Comey to be fired back in October, when he was investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails. But instead of calling out the Democrats for the flip-flop, ABC towed the line for the party, coming to their defense over conservative criticism that the party wanted Comey to be fired just a few months ago.

Nets Spend 62 Percent of Comey Coverage Pushing Firing Conspiracy


In the immediate aftermath of the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) didn’t quite know how to spin it. But just 24 hours later, the narrative was clear: President Trump fired Comey because the Russia investigation was closing in on him. During their Wednesday evening broadcasts, the networks spent almost two-thirds of their Comey coverage (62 percent) pushing that theory. The networks ran 40 minutes, 25 seconds of Comey coverage, and of that, they spent 25 minutes, five seconds on the conspiracy theory.


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