FNC’s Hume: Media Handling of Mueller Investigation the ‘Worst Journalistic Debacle of My Lifetime’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” network senior political contributor Brit Hume hammered the media in the wake of the release of Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress revealing the Department of Justice special counsel probe led by Robert Mueller found no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Hume called it “the worst journalistic debacle” in his lifetime.

“We in this business — our business, Sandra, need to look back and say how in the world did several major news organs, networks, newspapers and so on, devote so much time to what turned out to be utterly baseless speculation about the most serious crime you can imagine, mounting in some cases in the accusations we heard in some conversations to treason?” Hume said. “It is the worst journalistic debacle in my lifetime. I’ve been in this business for about 50 years. I’ve never seen anything quite this bad last this long. It was a terrible thing. It needs to be investigated. There needs to be a lot of soul-searching among many members of the media today and going forward.”

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