The New York Daily News (NYDN), in an apparent effort to keep their coveted status as America’s most insane newspaper, tweeted a preview image of their Halloween cover Sunday evening:
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 31, 2016
The title, which reads: “FBI’S MAD BOMBER,” is situated next to an image of FBI Director James Comey looking like Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Three bullet points follow:
- NEWS SAYS: Reckless Comey must go
- Expert: Only criminal if classified emails
- Fed agents knew of laptop weeks ago
The folks at NYDN love provocative, if very misleading, covers. Let’s go over the information we’re provided in the bullet points.
Regarding the first bullet point, of course the “news,” being largely in the tank for Hillary Clinton, would say that Comey is “reckless,” and call for his ouster.
The second bullet point, if it pertains to Clinton, is something the American people already know. However, if it pertains to Huma Abedin, who testified under oath that she turned over all devices containing official emails, it could potentially lead to criminal charges of some kind.
The final bullet point implies Comey dropped this bombshell less than two weeks before the election for partisan reasons. What the NYDN cover fails to note is that Comey didn’t know about the laptop until Thursday.
This is garbage coverage from a garbage newspaper–one that also strongly endorsed Hillary Clinton twice.
In April, while Clinton was still campaigning against Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the editorial board called her “unsparingly clear-eyed about what’s wrong with America.” In July, they wrote that Clinton “is all that stands between the United States of America and never-before-seen proof that the Founding Fathers weren’t all that they’ve been cracked up to be.”
As circulation continues to plummet, and layoffs are euphemistically called “restructuring,” perhaps the New York Daily News is trying to amp up its already outrageous covers to compensate.