The media is pulling a Loretta Lynch. They want to look out for their golden girl. When Comey came out and announced there wouldn’t be any charges, he was a hero. Now he’s worse than all the scumbags on the face of the Earth. Make up your mind, media! Is he a guy just looking at the facts and doing his job, which you claimed the first time, or is he part of a vast conspiracy, which you’re pretty much saying now?
Major U.S. media outlets have sided with Hillary Clinton by arguing that FBI Director James Comey was wrong to tell Congress — and by extension, millions of voters — that he is revisiting the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails, and are worried that the surprise announcement runs the risk of unfairly throwing the election to Donald Trump.
Comey’s letter came out Friday, months after he said Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of government information during her tenure at the State Department. His revelation that new emails were located on devices belonging to Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and her husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, rocked the Democratic nominee’s campaign and reinvigorated Republicans hopeful to win back the White House, though Comey did not reveal anything about the contents of the emails.
In the hours and days that followed, it became clear that several hundred thousand emails were found that had to be sorted out. Even so, media reports and analysis on the subject were less focused on whether Clinton may have sent classified information to an unsecure computer, and much more focused on how the announcement might change the outcome of the election.
A study from the right-leaning Media Research Center said that between Friday and Monday morning, reports and analysis on ABC, NBC and CBS were overwhelmingly negative on Comey. The study “reviewed all statements (by reporters, analysts, and partisans) that took a position on Comey and Clinton and found arguments against Comey (88) swamped those against Clinton (31) by a ratio of almost 3 to 1,” it said.
Some of the network’s biggest anchors indicated they had doubts that Comey’s actions were devoid of political intent. On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” anchor George Stephanopoulos said, “It’s hard to know what’s going through James Comey’s mind right now.”
NBC’s “Today” anchor Willie Geist interviewed Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and asked, “If you were on the other side of this, would you think this was the right thing to do on the eve of an election, to be so vague about it without knowing the content?”