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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