“Downplay, deflect and deny. Conservative media types are at it again, whipping up alternative theories to explain away the threat that James Comey poses to President Trump,” Stelter chastised on Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night.
Cooper led into the segment by taking a swipe at Fox News, saying: “If you turn on the President’s favorite TV channel lately you’d think it was based a Salem, Massachusetts instead of Midtown Manhattan.” He then bitterly argued that “And it’s not just Fox News the right-wing media, in general, has adopted a strategy to try to convince its customers, including the President, that there is no ‘there’ there.”
Stelter wasted no time in tearing down numerous Fox hosts and other conservative personalities. “The theories are all over the place from ‘Comey broke the law,’” he said as he played a clip of Ainsley Earhardt exclaiming that “It is illegal if James Comey felt like the President was asking him to end an investigation and he thought it was obstruction of justice and he didn't report it immediately.Read more at NewsBusters