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February 5, 2018 2:30 PM
Montage: Media Race to Downplay FISA Abuse Memo: 'A Dud,' 'A Nothing Burger'
Posted by Staff

After spending the last few weeks warning that releasing a House memo detailing how the FBI abused the FISA process to win surveillance of a Trump campaign aide would be tantamount to treason, sabotage the FBI, do Vladimir Putin’s bidding, and perhaps get people killed, the media is now racing to downplay the document’s impact.

From almost the moment the document was released Friday afternoon, reporters on CNN and MSNBC pronounced the memo a "dud" and a "nothing burger."

MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid said: “The reviews are in, and Congressman Nunes’ memo … was a dud.”

CNN's Evan Perez said, "It's pretty much a dud, it doesn't really deliver."

Washington Post columnist Max Boot said, "My reaction was the same as everybody else’s, I mean where’s the beef, where is this great scandal? There’s absolutely nothing there." Facebook iconFacebook Fark iconFark Furl iconFurl
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