I have to say that CNN may have just gotten totally played by the GOP. What CNN thinks is a scoop (or thought was a scoop) may have been teed up for them by the Republicans.
We aren’t saying this is the case. Maybe it was a scoop. But it sure looks like they got played. It looks like CNN just did a YUGE ad for Trump. Which is of course, crazy.
Basically CNN in the attached article disseminates the “GOP game plan to discredit Comey.” And that’s exactly what CNN did. The network makes the case for Trump and the GOP and against Comey without even realizing it. (We think they didn’t realize it.) Then it runs a YUGE ad for the anti-Comey website.
We live in fascinating political times. Annoying, trifling, exhausting, but fascinating. I wonder if the editorial staff at CNN is hip to what just happened? They’re promoting the article widely so maybe not.
And by the way, does anyone really think, at least anyone who doesn’t want the president’s head at any cost, that Comey is credible at this point?
(From CNN)The battle plan against Comey, obtained by CNN, calls for branding the nation’s former top law enforcement official as “Lyin’ Comey” through a website, digital advertising and talking points to be sent to Republicans across the country before his memoir is released next week. The White House signed off on the plan, which is being overseen by the Republican National Committee.
“Comey is a liar and a leaker and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to call for his firing,” Republican chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to CNN. “If Comey wants the spotlight back on him, we’ll make sure the American people understand why he has no one but himself to blame for his complete lack of credibility.”