For months, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and other mainstream media have run breathless headlines based on statements by “anonymous officials”.
Former FBI boss James Comey just debunked many of them …
The Hill reports:
CNN has corrected a Tuesday report after the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s opening statement for his Thursday testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee contradicted the report’s sources.
The CNN report said Comey was expected to dispute President Trump’s claims that Comey said he was not under investigation on multiple occasions.
The report, titled “Comey expected to refute Trump,” was based on unnamed sources and said Comey’s conversations with the president “were much more nuanced,” and that Trump drew the wrong conclusion.
CNN published a correction to its story Wednesday afternoon with the revised headline: “Comey unlikely to judge on obstruction.”
“CORRECTION AND UPDATE: This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement,” it reads above the original Tuesday story. “The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published.”
ABC News published a report similar to CNN’s on Tuesday, but had not corrected it as of Thursday morning.
“In the main, it was not true,” former FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Thursday.
He was talking about a February 14 New York Times report titled, “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.”
There are many other false news reports that Comey debunked …