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MRC: ‘Deranged, Bloodthirsty Media’ Exploit Comey Firing to Push Political Propaganda

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 10, 2017 | 12:41 PM EDT

Fired FBI Director James Comey

The Media Research Center (MRC) is calling out the liberal media’s hysteria over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

In a press statement released Wednesday, MRC condemns “deranged, bloodthirsty” liberal media for exploiting Comey’s dismissal, distorting facts, promoting conspiracy theories and pushing a political agenda:

“The firing of FBI Director James Comey has pushed the deranged, bloodthirsty media over the edge. Rather than reporting the facts, the media rushed to breathlessly pushing Democratic talking points and conspiracy theories untethered to reason or reality.

“The notion that this is in any way comparable to Watergate is hysterical.”

MRC also called out media for the failing to report the hypocrisy of Democrats who had harshly criticized Comey – but, sprang to his defense once President Donald Trump fired him:

“Any media report that leaves out how Democratic officials flipped from slamming Comey’s handling of the email investigation to feigning outrage and mourning his dismissal is worthless.”

Indeed, in recent months, several leading Democrats have called for Comey to be replaced.

Read more MRC analysis of the media’s Comey coverage here.