No one ever thought it would come to this.
Fox News Channel’s faced fire from Donald Trump for moving left.
And Fox News was forced to issue this major correction that left Donald Trump speechless.
In recent months Donald Trump criticized Fox News for giving platforms to liberal guests to endlessly lie without Fox News hosts offering any pushback or fact checks.
The tension over Fox News Channel’s coverage of events surrounding the President ratcheted up after disgraced former FBI Director James Comey took the occasion of Inspector General Michael Horowitz releasing his report to stage a victory lap about its findings.
Comey gloated about Obama loyalist Michael Horowitz not finding any evidence of political bias to claim Fox News Channel canceled his planned appearance out of cowardice and not wanting to face the truth.
“FYI: I offered to go on Fox & Friends to answer all questions. I can’t change their viewers on Donald Trump but hoped to give them some actual facts about the FBI. They booked me for tomorrow at 8 am. They just cancelled. Must have read the report,” Comey wrote on social media.
Fox News Channel quickly fired back in a statement blasting Comey as a liar.
“James Comey was not booked and was never confirmed to appear on Fox & Friends,” Fox News wrote in a statement to the Daily Caller.
Comey’s bravado proved to be false when Fox News “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier tweeted an invitation for Comey to appear on his program.
“We’d love to have you back on @Special Report Mr Comey – live or pretape. I have read the report. Just DM me,” Baier wrote to Comey.
Naturally, Comey never responded.
Comey’s lying extended far beyond spinning falsehoods about TV bookings.
In an Amazon Washington Post op-ed, Comey piggybacked on Horowitz distracting from the FBI’s obvious wrongdoing in the Russian collusion conspiracy theory to try and claim vindication.
“But most important, Horowitz’s report found that the investigation was opened and conducted according to the rules, finding no ‘evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced [the] decision’ to start it or how to run it. Those of us who knew that truth had to remain silent while a torrent of smears and falsehoods flowed from the White House, from some congressional committee chairmen, the attorney general and Fox News personalities,” Comey wrote.
This was a flat out lie and a misrepresentation of Horowitz’s findings.
In his report, Horowitz detailed a system effort by the FBI to lie to judges, manufacture evidence, and rely on the unverified and patently false Christopher Steele dossier to try and fabricate a case that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians.
Attorney General William Barr and United States Attorney John Durham – both of whom are investigating the origins of the Russian collusion probe – both say Horowitz’s finding of no political bias is flawed and wrong.
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