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
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."