The wordsmiths at the New York Times may have outsmarted themselves with the FBI Director James Comey story. As you dig into the information in this article you will see how words were used and in what context. The timing of statements by Mr. Comey and his friends will also bring something to your understanding of this blatant media bias. It is all in how you parse words. Read it all here.
As Written By James Barrett for the Daily Wire:
In yet another article fraught with innuendo but devoid of any hard evidence of actual wrongdoing by President Trump, The New York Times highlights the account of Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and frequent Trump critic, who is now making the rounds by airing what Comey told him privately about his relationship with the new administration. In the piece, suggestively titled “Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted to Keep Him at a Distance” (more on that title later), we incidentally learn that Comey did not seem to fear that Trump was trying to unduly influence the FBI, which seems to align with his sworn testimony earlier this month.
The Times provides quotes and summaries of some of the statements made by Wittes in interviews concerning what his friend Comey told him privately about his efforts to get the new administration to properly interact with the FBI in order to protect the bureau’s independence and protect against public perception issues.
“He had to throw some brushback pitches to the administration,” said Wittes. During a lunch in March with Comey, The Times explains, the then-FBI director told Wittes that “he had spent the first two months of Mr. Trump’s administration trying to preserve distance between the F.B.I. and the White House and educating it on the proper way to interact with the bureau.”
Wittes makes clear that he was not really concerned about what Comey had told him during the lunch in March, at least not enough to feel it necessary to publicly discuss it. He also does not indicate that Comey himself was particularly worried about it. Only after reports of the alleged “loyalty pledge” Trump supposedly asked of Comey did Wittes retroactively interpret Trump’s actions as “menacing.” Here’s how The Times puts it:
Mr. Wittes said he never intended to publicly discuss……..
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