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CNN’s Stelter Attacks Conservative Media for Comey ‘Counter-Narrative’

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<p>***To read the full blog, please check out the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/05/19/cnns-…; target="_blank">complete post</a> on NewsBusters***</p>

<p>After a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C. with the liberal media <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/05/15/nets-…; target="_blank">pouncing</a> on <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/05/17/nets-…; target="_blank">every</a> Trump <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/05/10/nets-…; target="_blank">news development</a> as if it was the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/05/17/nets-… nail</a> in his presidency, CNN&rsquo;s &lsquo;ridiculous figure&rsquo; Brian Stelter and Anderson Cooper attacked Conservative media for not sharing their excitement. &ldquo;<strong>Downplay, deflect and deny. Conservative media types are at it again, whipping up alternative theories to explain away the threat that James Comey poses to President Trump,</strong>&rdquo; Stelter chastised.</p>

<p>Cooper led into the segment by taking a swipe at Fox News, saying: &ldquo;<strong>If you turn on the President&rsquo;s favorite TV channel lately you&rsquo;d think it was based a Salem, Massachusetts instead of Midtown Manhattan.</strong>&rdquo; He then bitterly argued that &ldquo;<strong>And it&rsquo;s not just Fox News the right-wing media, in general, has adopted a strategy to try to convince its customers, including the President, that there is no &lsquo;there&rsquo; there.</strong>&rdquo;</p>

<p>Stelter wasted no time in tearing down numerous Fox hosts and other conservative personalities. &ldquo;<strong>The theories are all over the place from &lsquo;Comey broke the law,&rsquo;</strong>&rdquo; he said as he played a clip of Ainsley Earhardt exclaiming that &ldquo;It is illegal if James Comey felt like the President was asking him to end an investigation and he thought it was obstruction of justice and he didn&#39;t report it immediately.&rdquo;</p>

<p>But Stelter never explained how Earhardt&rsquo;s statement was false. This is a <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/03/26/cnn-b…; target="_blank">common thing</a> he does on his show &ldquo;<em>Reliable Sources</em>.&rdquo; He doesn&rsquo;t address how or why Fox hosts are wrong about what they say or report, but it seems to be the fact that they&rsquo;re conservatives and saying things he doesn&rsquo;t like that makes them wrong.&nbsp;</p>

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