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Brian Williams: Comey Firing “May Become Known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre”

Brian Williams: Comey Firing “May Become Known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre”

Framing the narrative.

MSNBC has wasted no time in drawing parallels between Watergate/Richard Nixon and President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Hosting the network’s special coverage this afternoon, Brian Williams said the firing “may become known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre” at the FBI.

That, of course, was an allusion to the Saturday Night Massacre during the Watergate era, in which then Solicitor General Robert Bork, on instructions from President Nixon, fired independent special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Earlier, Attorney General Elliott Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus had refused Nixon’s order to fire Cox, and resigned in protest.

Note: Williams was echoing the Dem talking points. A number of Dem senators have called the firing “Nixonian.”


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Brian Williams – the official face of “fake news.”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to bw222. | May 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Isn’t he a trans-gendered, Russian ballet dancer?

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | May 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      My bad. But others believe he is a liar – multiple times…..

      “Iraq War helicopter incident

      Williams on board the U.S. amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa in the Persian Gulf, March 13, 2003.
      On February 4, 2015, Williams apologized for and recanted his disproven Iraq War story that he had told on a Nightly News broadcast on January 30, 2003. He claimed that a military helicopter he was traveling in had been “forced down after being hit by an RPG.”[44][45] Soon after it aired, Williams’s story was criticized by Lance Reynolds, a flight engineer on board one of the three Chinook helicopters that had been attacked.[46] Reynolds and other crew members said they were forced to make an emergency landing, and that Williams’s Chinook arrived a half-hour to an hour later.

      Other incidents

      The Iraq War controversy prompted greater scrutiny of several earlier statements made by Williams, including some he made regarding Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.[53][54] For example, Williams referred inconsistently to a suicide that took place inside the New Orleans Superdome at the time of Katrina.[55] CNN reported in a 2005 television documentary that Williams said he was not a witness to the suicide, stating, “We heard the story of a man killing himself, falling from the upper deck.”[56] In a 2014 interview, however, Williams said, “We watched, all of us watched, as one man committed suicide.”[57]

      A reference to the fall of the Berlin Wall also received scrutiny. In 2008, Williams said that he was “at the Brandenburg Gate the night the wall came down,” while CBS and other sources report that Williams did not arrive until November 10, the day after the gates between the two halves of Berlin were opened.[58][59] “‘The night the wall came down’ is widely recognized as November 9, 1989,” according to a CNN report.[59] Williams joked in 2014 that he was upset that NBC’s Tom Brokaw had arrived first in Berlin, adding that “by the second night of the story, we were all there.”[59]
      Another statement by Williams, this one regarding the Navy SEALs, also received attention. Williams said he flew into Baghdad with SEAL Team Six, but Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw stated the SEALs do not embed journalists.[60]

      On June 19, 2015, his suspension drawing to a close, Williams gave another apology and an account about his role in news going forward in an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show.[61]

      Hmmmmm…… who you gonna believe?

Walker Evans | May 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm

“Brian Williams – the official farce of “fake news.”

Fixed your minor typo.

It wasn’t Bork. It was Brian Williams in a curly wig who dismissed Archibald Cox. At least that’s what Brian says.

Brian Williams has simply lowered his fake news to mere happy speculation of things he would like.

Firing one person is a massacre? Really, Brian?

Brian Williams is a fabricator of the first order. Stuff it Brian.

No one is indispensable, not even Comey. FBI directors like J. Edgar Hoover and Comey build up a lot of power. That was evident from the way Comey behaved during the election campaign. Changing the FBI director periodically is probably a good thing.

buckeyeminuteman | May 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

I certainly hope the new healthcare bill covers Post Traumatic Comey Firing Syndrome as a pre-existing condition.

Comey’s contradictory statements on a number of issues are reason enough to replace him.

Considering that Trump fired LtGeneral Flynn for not fully reporting his dealings with the Russians, can anyone honestly be surprised by Trump firing Comey?

Brian Williams is a lying POS who self identifies as a reporter, but he can’t get past being a lying POS.