Anderson Cooper accuses Hannity, Fox of ‘coordinated smear campaign’ against Mueller, Comey


CNN’s Anderson Cooper must believe that attacking Fox News host Sean Hannity is a sure-fire ratings bonanza, as he was at it again on Thursday when he slammed his rival for taking part in what Cooper described as  “a coordinated smear campaign” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey.

“When you’re not interested in facts you can blame folks for anything,” Cooper said, after naming Hannity, who shares the same time slot. “But they might do a better job of checking their dates and getting their story straight.”

The slam came after Cooper ran clips of Hannity reacting to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz’ assertion that Robert Mueller “kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an F.B.I. informer.”

What’s telling in Cooper’s endeavor is the vigor in which the left feels compelled to not only defend, but protect both Mueller and Comey.

What’s equally telling is that The New York Times ran an editorial, titled “Smearing Robert Mueller,” the day before from Nancy Gertner, a former district judge who now lectures at Harvard Law School. The piece named Hannity up front and focused on the Bulger claim. Cooper complained earlier in the week about Hannity having desk at the White House, but it may be fair to ask if Cooper’s desk resides at The Times building.

Meanwhile, as Cooper gets lost in the minutia of what happened years ago, cherry-picking misremembered facts, the country is left wondering whether Mueller has gone rogue as he continues what critics say is a “witch hunt” for Russian collusion. The biggest net of which has been a story about an alleged affair with a porn star.

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And Comey puts out a teenage-like tell-all book that throws President Trump under the bus, and reportedly spilled classified information.

But please, Mr.Cooper, tell us what a bad guy Sean Hannity is.


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