Welcome to the mainstream media spin zone, folks! Step right up and get yourselves a nice cold glass of Kool-Aid!
In this industry where facts are meaningless and left-wing propaganda trumps all, the big three networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- all spent three times more time attacking FBI director James Comey (the man whose "integrity" they lauded mere months ago) than on the woman he is actually investigating.
The Media Research Center did us the favor of watching and analyzing the network's coverage of Comey's announcement that his bureau reopened its investigation into Clinton's mishandling of classified information while serving as Secretary of State. The air-play breaks down as follows:
Beginning with the evening (October 28) of the announcement through Monday morning (October 31) MRC analysts reviewed reviewed all statements (by reporters, analysts, and partisans) that took a position on Comey and Clinton and found arguments against Comey (88) swamped those against Clinton (31) by a ratio of almost 3 to 1. There were a handful of statements that praised either Comey (10) or Clinton (4)
MRC analysts also discovered that the Big Three networks’ evening (ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News) and morning show programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today) devoted a total of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds to the Comey story.
Then you have anchors such as George Stephanopoulos (former Clinton press secretary and Clinton Foundation donor) saying:
"It’s hard to know what’s going through James Comey’s mind right now. Remember when he came out in July? He broke tradition back in July when he gave the press conference. Rather than simply closing the investigation, he said he was doing it because there was such intense public interest in this case. You would think that same standard would drive him to release more details."
Meanwhile CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King invoked Former Attorney General Eric Holder who, "along with nearly 100 former Justice Department officials on both sides of the aisle, said that they were astonished and perplexed by Comey’s decision."
She then cited Holder's accusation that Comey is a "partisan with less pure intentions." A partisan? A few months ago they were calling the FBI director a pillar of objectivity and professionalism.
Even Democrats like Harry Reid are making even greater fools of themselves than they usually do, accusing Comey of "breaking the law" with his announcement. For the record, Comey did not break the law and his announcement isn't even unprecedented. Still, what can the Left do? It's flailing in the dark in its last-ditch effort to save a dying Clinton campaign.
Heartening is the fact that despite the media attack apparatus engaged at full throttle, polling numbers are swinging in favor of Trump, indicating voters quite simply aren't listening to the chattering class quite like they used to.