Without question the talk of the town today has been all the various reactions to former FBI Director James Comey’s new book.
The left-wing media has, of course, been hailing the book as some sort of heavy duty expose revealing the darkest of the dark inside the Trump administration, a claim that’s being refuted pretty easily by many folks across the Internet.
While many takes on the book have been fantastic, Fox News host Chris Wallace’s brutal takedown might be the most entertaining of them all.
The Hill has the details:
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Friday dismissed former FBI Director James Comey’s forthcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” as lacking substance, stating he was surprised by “how bitchy the book is.”
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The commentary comes as discussion around excerpts of Comey’s book have dominated cable news coverage ahead of its highly anticipated released on Tuesday.
“What strikes me is how little new there is in the book,” Wallace said. “We get a lot of opinions, unpleasant opinions of the president, by James Comey. But in terms of hard facts, people are talking about bombshells; there are none.”
“Basically everything that he said in terms of the facts of what the president did, he already has testified before a congressional committee, and in fact at one point he says while he thinks the president’s behavior may have been unethical, it may not have been illegal,” the “Fox News Sunday” host added.
“The other thing that surprises me, frankly, is how bitchy the book is,” Wallace continued. “Comey goes out of his way to say that the president isn’t as tall as he thought he was. He checked out the size of his hands the first time they shook hands.”
“One could argue that by getting into the kind of political food fight, that James Comey has done more damage to his own reputation than he has President Trump’s,” he concluded.
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Ouch. Comey’s definitely going to be feeling that in the morning. The sting is most definitely strong with this one.
It certainly is ironic that a man who leaked private information would write a book using the word “loyalty” in the title, don’t you think?
One has to wonder what kind of potential fallout from the book Comey himself might experience. It’s sure not doing much to bolster his current reputation.