Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 27, 2017

Former FBI director James B. Comey's latest tweet was a defense of the press -- a quote from Thomas Jefferson's Jan. 28, 1786, letter from Paris to physician James Currie. "Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost," Comey tweeted Saturday evening along with a picture of the Capitol. Lifting a quote from a 200-year-old letter that Jefferson had written to the doctor who treated Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, his daughter, and tweeting it may seem random and innocuous on the surface, but its timing suggests otherwise. Comey's tweet was sent at 6:08 p.m. Saturday, about a half-hour after President Trump's attack on CNN International, the latest in his war against the mainstream news media.

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"During Trump's trip to Asia two weeks ago, the president resurrected his attacks against Comey and called him a proven "liar" and "leaker" while speaking with reporters in the press cabin on Air Force One.

Hours later, Comey tweeted a sermon from the late English Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It was about the difference between a truth and a lie.

"If you want truth to go around the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go around the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it," Comey said."

HRat is SO proud of his guy Trump!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-26 06:25 PM | Reply

It's like fall fashion, I never know when Comey is in style.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-26 09:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1 Corky is so proud of his guy Xi Jinping! Remember the last major scoop CNN had on Trump, reported here, about a "secret" meeting between Trump and Putin? Three people had to resign over it. And they keep doing fake news pieces that keep getting called out. But you don't know about any of that, do you Corky?

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-26 10:11 PM | Reply

#3

Now it's offa the meds. Someone call Nurse Ratched, the HDS is winning!

Defending Donald "Douche" Trump is becoming lonely werk, but I guess some furry rodent has to do it.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-26 10:41 PM | Reply

#4 Hmm. I think he's trying to distract from this:

"Embattled Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) announced Sunday that he will step down as a ranking member of the Congressional House Judiciary Committee as new sexual assault allegations come to light against the senior Democratic leader."

The last four sexual harassment settlements he made using taxpayer money he was able to keep quiet, but now the cat is out of the bag.

But I guess you didn't know that either, because it's not reported in the MSM.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-26 10:45 PM | Reply

#5

So... you post a Classic Deflection to an entirely different topic and say I'm trying to distract?

Wow. Just wow.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-26 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 What I'm saying is that Comey is making a Classic Deflection. Did you get that?

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-26 11:54 PM | Reply

'But I guess you didn't know that either, because it's not reported in the MSM.'

While traveling this weekend heard it three different times and programs on NPR.

#8 | Posted by mattm at 2017-11-27 11:14 AM | Reply

#7

Um, Comey is doing the exact opposite of deflecting; he is responding directly to Trump's attack on the free press with a quote about the free press from a Founding Father.

This should be obvious even to a deluded Trumpite.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-27 11:40 AM | Reply

Trump attacks media in his first post-Thanksgiving tweet

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
The good news is that their ratings are terrible, nobody cares!
twitter.com ...
9:16 AM - Nov 27, 2017

www.washingtonpost.com

Of course, we now know what "real" news sites, other than Fox, Trump supports....

www.drudge.com

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-27 12:11 PM | Reply

Trump is as fake as the ---- on his women.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-27 12:32 PM | Reply

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