Crooked Media founder Jon Lovett on the unacknowledged shortcomings of former FBI Director James Comey.

Book Tours Are Fun and All, but James Comey Still Has Some Reflecting to Do

Book Tours Are Fun and All, but James Comey Still Has Some Reflecting to Do

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 19 2018 7:40 PM

Comey Can’t Confess

On his book tour, the fired FBI director still can’t square his pre-election blunders.

Copies of A Higher Loyalty,by former FBI Director James Comey, are seen on display at Waterstone’s in London.

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Crooked Media founder Jon Lovett finds the James Comey book deeply frustrating—to read, to hear about, to contemplate. “But, you know,” says Lovett, “I’m a political self-harmer so I have downloaded the audiobook.” He explains the logical fallacy at the heart of one of Comey’s most frequent recitations and does a little free campaign consulting. Listen to his shows, Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It.

In the Spiel, let’s draw a lesson from Meghan McCain’s faux pas (and real props) regarding J. Edgar Hoover.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.