Fox & Friends, Daily Mail Falsely Suggest James Comey Met With The New York Times


Fox & Friends aired a report on Friday about how James Comey visited The New York Times yesterday. The only problem is that, that does not appear to be true.

Fox’s report was based on a Thursday article from Daily Mail which included pictures of Comey and his wife entering the building where the Times‘ newsrooms are located. This initially created the impression that Comey was giving the paper an interview, one where he could possibly leak important news, or else, react to Donald Trump‘s tweeted admission that the president never taped him as previously suggested.

The Daily Mail’s article was seized upon by a number of pro-Trump figures and media outlets, though it would seem that the presumptions about Comey’s visit were incorrect. Multiple Times reporters pushed back against the original piece by saying that Comey never visited their offices, and that he actually showed up to attend a charity event at a different part of the building.

Business Insider notes that Comey was visiting the Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization that supports abused and neglected children. The Daily Mail states that a Times spokesperson told them Comey never came to visit, and Fox has corrected the record on their show as well.

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