This Week on #MediaBuzz
Sean Spicer challenged CNN's handling of the original dossier story and said President
Trump doesn't really need a communications director.
Mollie Hemingway questioned whether Jim Comey briefed Trump on the dossier's most salacious charge so the encounter could be leaked to the press. Marie Harf said screwups like Nikki Haley prematurely announcing Russian sanctions happen in every administration but it's still a big story.
Susan Ferrechio expressed concern about Trump saying that some journalists should be jailed in leak investigations (according to a Comey memo).
Philippe Reines said Comey's sanctimonious style has really hurt him and pleaded "guilty" to taunting New York Times reporter Amy Chozick during the Hillary campaign, as she charges in a new book.
And Shelby Holliday said Sean Hannity deserved some criticism for not disclosing his relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen but that some pundits have been irresponsible in floating unsubstantiated allegations.