After President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, some of my liberal friends on Facebook and elsewhere began beating their chests and screamed "Coup!", "Saturday Night Massacre!" and "Constitutional Crisis!"
At first, I thought they were just being hysterical as usual, but now I know where the source of their hysteria came from: CNN, now known as the Counterfeit News Network.
I learned this thanks to an article in PoliZette:
Condemnation of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey was swift and severe on CNN on Tuesday, with one political analyst even likening it to the illegitimate overthrow of a government.
Gloria Borger noted that the firing came after Trump consulted with Attorney General Jeff Session and Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein and alluded to Comey’s confirmation of a FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russians agents in meddling in the 2016 election.
“I think the question you also have to ask [is] was this a coup or a firing?” she asked. “Or both? Because it seems to me that there was a lot of consultation here.”
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin blasted Trump, comparing the move to the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre” when then-President Richard Nixon fired Watergate-era special prosecutor Archibald Cox.*I find it incredible that CNN pays these people big bucks to be political and legal commentators when it is obvious that they don't know anything about presidential power in hiring and firing people. Someone with rudimentary knowledge of political science should know that a president has the power to fire a FBI director or CIA director. There's no "coup", "Saturday Night Massacre" or "constitutional crisis" involved here. Anyone claiming such are either stupid or just dishonest. It is no surprise that the bastion of fake news, CNN, is promoting this fakery!
President Trump simply, with his powers as president, fired an incompetent boob who injected politics in his decisions instead of just following the law.
CNN screwed it up again, folks!
My only question on the Comey firing: What took Trump so damn long?
*The New York Times, another liberal center of fake news, is also harping on the Saturday Night Massacre angle.