FOX: ABC News slammed for aggressively editing James Comey’s sit-down with George Stephanopoulos.
ABC News is being slammed by some critics for a poorly produced interview with former FBI Director James Comey that aired on Sunday night after a massive editing job.
Comey raised eyebrows when he chose ABC for his first interview since President Trump abruptly fired him in May 2017. He is going to be a familiar face to media watchdogs as a variety of appearances are lined up in the coming days as Comey promotes his tell-all book, “A Higher Loyalty.”
Authors of major news-making books usually appear first on “60 Minutes” and Comey’s choice of ABC News — perhaps so he could get friendly questions from Clinton crony George Stephanopoulos — was unusual. In fact, Comey’s ABC special attracted roughly 9.8 million viewers compared to 22 million who tuned into a recent “60 Minutes” interview with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, as The Hill noted.
Comey’s interview was produced by the beleaguered “20/20” news magazine, which in recent years has almost entirely stopped doing hard news and instead largely focuses on mysterious murders, infidelity and even behind-the-scenes looks at other ABC programs, such as “Roseanne.” more here