Fox News’ Outnumbered Host Mocks Media For Pushing Russia ‘Conspiracy Theory’


Despite President Donald Trump himself acknowledging that the Russia-Trump “made up story” was on his mind when he decided to fire FBI Director James Comey, the folks over at the Fox News panel show Outnumbered believe there is a conspiracy afoot within the mainstream media to push a false narrative about why Comey was canned.

In the middle of today’s program, co-host Sandra Smith pointed to research done by conservative media watchdog Media Research Center that highlighted the amount of coverage given to what was described as the “Comey Conspiracy.”

According to their numbers, the networks devoted 62% of its total Wednesday night coverage to the ex-FBI chief and “pushing Russia theory” as the cause of Comey’s firing.

Meanwhile, Smith noted that the president “may be onto something” regarding his threat to cancel future press briefings in relation to the way the mainstream media is covering the situation.

Former reality TV star Rachel Campos-Duffy jumped in, saying the American people are “so smart” when it comes to trusting the media and that they’re taking all of this “with a grain of salt.”

“I just think that if this Russia thing turns out to be a big nothingburger,” she added. “It’s going to be another win — CLICK — on Trump’s side on why the media is always wrong.”

Again, it should be pointed out that Trump HIMSELF told NBC News’ Lester Holt yesterday that the Russia probe was at play when he decided to terminate Comey. So to hammer the networks for focusing on the fact that Comey was involved in an active investigation when he was booted is pretty disingenuous considering the president himself is telling those interviewing him that it was part of his rationale.

One might even call it a “conspiracy.”

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