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Fox & Friends cites 'online blogs' as its source for a conspiracy theory about Comey and deep-state leaks

There is fake news, and then there is citing "one of the online blogs" to talk about deep state leaks. But nevertheless, those words were voiced by Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy on Friday, with Media Matters helpfully clarifying that "Doocy's source appears to be the serially incorrect right-wing blog The Gateway Pundit."

Doocy begins by discussing former FBI Director James Comey's decision to leak a personal memo in order to provoke a special prosecutor on Russia. "What's curious is … one of the online blogs went back and looked at the deep-state leaks that have come that have damaged the Trump administration," Doocy said. "Out of the 39 deep-state leaks, I think it was about 10 of them related to Jim Comey, so you've got to wonder whether or not Jim Comey was actually the source of it. We don't know for sure, only Jim Comey and the reporter knows for sure."

"Yeah, I don't believe anybody in this scenario is doing anything coincidental," co-host Harris Faulkner jumps in.

And as readers of the "online blogs" know, there's no such thing as coincidence. Watch below. Jeva Lange