These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: Launched in April 2018, Lyin’ Comey is a commentary political blog founded by the Republican National Committee. When you first click into the site a pop-up greets you to provide an email and zip code for the RNC to send you email and solicit donations.
The purpose of the site is to analyze news about former FBI director James Comey under four categories WHAT THEY SAID, WATCH, CHECK TWITTER, and CHECK THE FACTS.
News of this website has led to other media outlets to report about it. According to the right biased Fox News: “The Republican National Committee launched an aggressive campaign to paint fired FBI Director James Comey as a liar, just days before the airing of his first interview since he was cut loose and shortly before the release next week of his tell-all memoir.”
Left biased Vox had this to say: “It constitutes a fairly unprecedented high-profile presidential attack on a private citizen. It is also deeply rooted in multilayered bad faith.”
In review, the Lyin’ Comey websites’ sole purpose is to produce propaganda that will discredit James Comey before and after the release of his new book entitled: A Higher Loyalty, which is said to be critical of President Trump. At this point, the website is very new and has minimal content with most focusing on negative things Democrats said about Comey before he was fired by President Trump. Lyin’ Comey utilizes bold headlines such as “Wrongly Fired? James Comey is portrayed as an innocent victim fired by President Trump.” However, when you scroll down you see quotes from Democrats who suggested Comey did not do a good job: Nancy Pelosi suggested shortly after the election that Comey was ‘not in the right job’.” The website then directs you to click for more facts and directs you to the factually mixed GOP.com. This website is new and more content will be added as they have promised to fact check and refute claims in Comey’s new book. This source will require fact-checking.
Overall, we rate LYIN’ COMEY Right Biased and Mixed for factual reporting based on poor sources and publishing of quotes without full context. (M. Huitsing 4/12/2018)