New MSM talking point: Comey is like a female harassment victim

New MSM talking point: Comey is like a female harassment victim
James Comey (Image: Reuters video screen grab)

One after the other, left-leaning media outlets featured pieces comparing former FBI director James Comey’s alleged treatment at the hands of President Trump to that of a female victim being sexually harassed by a male superior. …

In a USA Today oped titled, “Now James Comey knows how women feel when the boss harasses them,” Alicia Shepard, former ombudsman for NPR, contended that at one point during Comey’s testimony last week, he “sounded like a woman whose powerful boss had harrassed her — and she said nothing.”

After noting Comey stands “an imposing 6-foot, 8-inches,” Shepard pointed to the section of the ex-FBI chief’s testimony in which she says Feinstein asked, “Why didn’t you say anything?”

In actuality, Feinstein’s question about Comey’s claim regarding Trump’s statements about Flynn went thusly:  “You’re big, you’re strong,” she began. “I know the Oval Office, and I know what happens to people when they walk in. There is a certain amount of intimidation. But why didn’t you stop and say, ‘Mr. President, this is wrong – I cannot discuss that with you’?”

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Shepard claimed that Feinstein “posed the question women are often asked after they finally get the nerve or are angry enough to claim sexual or verbal harassment.”

Comey responded to Feinstein’s question about why he purportedly didn’t say anything by claiming, “Maybe if I were stronger, I would have. I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in.”

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