‘Deeply stupid’ Fox News analyst Brit Hume gets pounded for comparing ex-Trump aide Carter Page to MLK
Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume (screen grab)

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume compared former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. -- and was swiftly set straight.

The conservative broadcaster linked to a Wall Street Journal column by William McGurn, who compared FBI surveillance of Page to recently revealed secret recordings of King made by federal agents under former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.

But McGurn and Hume agreed there was little substantial difference between the two cases.

"The only difference is the media called the King surveillance 'spying,' and get the vapors when that word is used about Carter Page surveillance," Hume tweeted.

But legal experts and others smacked down Hume's claim as ridiculous.