Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Tuesday the media’s embrace of the Russia collusion hoax was “the worst journalism fiasco in my more than 50 years of journalism.”
No wonder so many journalists are ignoring the current revelations about Russia collusion being based on lies because they bought the “whole package,” Hume told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“This is a big story. And the irregularities in the handling of the whole Russia investigation was a big story. It’s just that the journalists don’t want to hear about the irregularities, because they bought the whole package,” Hume said. (RELATED: Brian Stelter Fumes Over ‘Right-Wing Media’ And Its Obsession With Flynn Vindication And Russia Collusion Hoax)
”They went along and pursued this and engaged in this headlong pursuit of the Russia collusion theory which blew up in their faces, and now they don’t want to hear about it. And in a sense, I guess I don’t blame them, because it was the worst journalistic fiasco in my more than 50 years of journalism, and it continues.”
Hume was also asked about an email that former National Security Adviser (NSA) Susan Rice wrote to herself on then-President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration day in January 2017. A section of that email was declassified Tuesday in which Rice reveals that former FBI Director James Comey had concerns about incoming NSA Michael Flynn and that “potentially” some intelligence should not be shared with Flynn. (RELATED: ‘Do You Know Anybody Who Trusts The Government Anymore?’: Tucker Carlson Blames ‘Official Washington’ For Russia Collusion Hoax)
Hume questioned the nerve of Comey to provide that kind of advice to an incoming administration because “the National Security Adviser and the new president himself are going to take possession of all classified information. And the president has ultimate authority over all of it. So those officials are entitled to see whatever they want. And it’s not clear to me with the director of the FBI is talking about here. This whole memo is suspicious on many counts.”
“First of all, it was written 15 days after the events i described had happened,” Hume continued. “And … there are several references of [President Barack Obama] saying, ‘Look, I want everything done by the book,’ and Director Comey confirming that he is doing everything by the book.“
Hume said Comey was not exactly doing everything “by the book” when he sent FBI officers to interview Flynn without first informing the Department of Justice or the White House counsel of their presence.