HERE COMES COMEY MANIA
It is the media obsession of the week. Former FBI director James B. Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, addressing the Russia-Trump collusion matter. The coverage will be — in a word — mammoth.
“Comey hearing consumes Washington,” declares Politico, while Talking Points Memo calls Mr. Comey’s appearance “a blockbuster” and National Review refers to it as “anonymous no more,” now that the speaker is, well, an in-person human.
“It will indeed be thrilling and revelatory to hear about a Trump-administration controversy from a named, on-the-record source,” points out Jim Geraghty, a columnist for the news organization.
“Comey mania” has descended on the nation’s capital, says CNN.
“Comey, who has a record of engineering theatrical political moments, is apparently keen to discuss his tense interactions with Trump. He has an incentive to put his side of the story, since the White House has publicly argued that he was not up to the job of leading the FBI since he was dismissed,” notes Stephen Collision, CNN’s White House reporter.
Naturally, all the cable news channels will be all over the story. So far, both ABC and CBS have announced they will break into regular daytime programming to cover the testimony, complete with three anchors and fancy graphics. C-SPAN, of course, will be there start to finish, minus the din of commentary beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
The media are gearing up for mammoth coverage of James B. Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.