Media Scoundrels' Rage Over Comey's Firing
by Stephen Lendman
Sacking Comey gives them another reason to bash Trump for the wrong reasons, not justifiable ones, notably for continuing imperial wars on humanity and deplorable domestic policies.
The neocon/CIA-connected Washington hit him with a blizzard of critical reports. Wednesday headlines included:
"Comey's removal sparks fears about future of Russia probe"
"Shocking firing raises questions and stakes for the White House"
"Is Comey's firing 'Nixonian' or uniquely Trumpian?"
" 'This terrifies me:' Ex-Clinton aides express disbelief, outrage"
Comey's firing should make all of us 'mildly nauseous' "
"Comey's dismissal may turn the anti-Trump wave into a tsunami"
"The Comey debacle only magnifies the Russia mystery"
"The one things we know for sure about Comey's firing" - claiming "this will never be a 'normal' presidency without controversy, scandal and a fair amount of mayhem."
The only responsible US administration in memory was JFK's. Sound policies and intentions cost him his life.
The NYT blasted Trump's firing of Comey. "Echoes of Watergate," it headlined, a deplorable perversion of truth, claiming he fired the man "who potentially most threatened the future of his presidency," adding:
His decision "drew instant comparisons to the (October 1973) 'Saturday Night Massacre' " - referring to Nixon's firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
The Times: By sacking Comey, Trump "terminat(ed) the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump's advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election."
Fact: No collusion occurred, no evidence of Russian US election meddling. In Tuesday testimony, former director of national intelligence James Clapper told a congressional subcommittee no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia was found.
Times editors are especially deplorable. Criticizing Comey's firing, they said "(t)he American people - not to mention the credibility of the world's oldest democracy - require a thorough, impartial investigation into the extent of Russia's meddling with the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump and, crucially, whether high-ranking members of Mr. Trump's campaign colluded in that effort."
Fact: What utter rubbish! The so-called "world's oldest democracy" is a plutocracy serving powerful interests exclusively.
Fact: No Russian US election meddling occurred to benefit Trump - or candidates in any other foreign elections.
Fact: Instead of truth-telling, Times editors consistently lie, betraying their readers.
Fact: Whatever reasons lay behind Comey's firing, it had nothing to do with "potentially ruinous consequences for the administration," as they claimed.
Fact: Months of intelligence community investigations into alleged Russian US election meddling turned up nothing, a dead end - yet they continue, wasting taxpayer money.
Times editors: Trump "decisively crippled the FBI's ability to carry out an investigation of him and his associates."
Fact: There's nothing to investigate because no Russian interference occurred, no collusion between his campaign and Moscow to aid his triumph.
Times editors: "(T)here is no special prosecutor in place to determine whether the public trust has been violated, and whether the presidency was effectively stolen by a hostile foreign power. For that reason, the country has reached an even more perilous moment."
Instead of offering readers credible opinions and analysis, Times editors resort to over-the-top hyperbolic rubbish!
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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