Fox & Friends on Comey Confirming Investigation of Trump’s Russian Ties: ‘You Didn’t Miss Much’
If you missed yesterday’s congressional hearing with FBI Dir. James Comey, you didn’t miss much… pic.twitter.com/AnJdtWcGxK
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 21, 2017
On Tuesday, Fox & Friends decided to summarize James Comey‘s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee by saying that the revelations that came out of it were hardly important.
The FBI director’s appearance drew massive political intrigue after Comey not only refuted Trump’s claims of being wiretapped by Barack Obama, he also said that an investigation is underway into the Trump campaign’s apparent connections to Russia during the 2016 election. As for Fox’s morning show, they decided to tell their Twitter audience that those who missed the five hours of testimony “didn’t miss much.”
The video Fox tweeted out was a series of jump cuts from moments where Comey declined to answer certain questions, citing the sensitivity of the investigation and the FBI’s practices. Fox also had Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on the show today, where she wrote off the Russian collusion allegations in order to blast those leaking information about Trump administration activities.
Various individuals took notice of the tweet, and some of them made it clear that they were not impressed with the oversimplified characterization:
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) March 21, 2017
State TV https://t.co/2HTiovspqE
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) March 21, 2017
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends Except the FBI director confirming the Trump camp is under investigation for colluding w/Russia. How craven can you guys get?
— Kevin Collier (@kevincollier) March 21, 2017
Literally hanging a big “NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS” sign on it. https://t.co/vwfgskBYo6
— Ryan Koronowski (@koronet) March 21, 2017
False. Quite consequential. FBI confirmed it is investigating whether Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. https://t.co/ROcDGl4weP
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 21, 2017
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