Former FBI Director James Comey is literally a joke these days as far as social media goes … he likes to have cryptic pictures of himself taken looking away from the camera at … something. A corn field, a highway, the ocean, whatever. His mind is in a deep state.
But we have to give James Comey props for calling out an idiotic question asked by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour — the journalist who, after President Trump’s election, summoned other journalists from their eight-year slumber to “commit to real reporting” in a world in which journalism and democracy were in “mortal peril.”
Well, she was right about journalism being in mortal peril, and the ones trying hardest to kill it off completely all seem to work for CNN. Watch Amanpour ask Comey if perhaps the FBI should have “shut down” some of Trump’s campaign rhetoric, seeing as it was “dangerous.”
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) April 2, 2019
Again, props to Comey for shutting her down, and explaining that it’s not the role of government to censor speech.
This is the most insane question ever asked by someone who makes a living due to the 1st Amendment. https://t.co/FeTuwTiSwd
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) April 2, 2019
She is detestable.
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 2, 2019
Good for him
— bidderbl (@bidderbl) April 2, 2019
Hey he had the right answer!
— Eric Peterson (@Eric_Peterson_) April 2, 2019
Huh. Well, stopped clocks are occasionally correct too. Good on @Comey for remembering some basic civics.
And someone make a note to never ever give @camanpour any power.
— Alex Furlong (@RoombaWithAView) April 2, 2019
Apparently Comey has spent his time off assimilating, and learning how things work in America.
— Mike Belcher (@MikeBelcher14) April 2, 2019
Lock people up for chanting “lock her up” because it is perceived as hate speech? You would think that journalists who “embody” the First Amendment would understand why important that sanctity of that principle is. Et tu @camanpour???
— mikel (@mf_soul) April 2, 2019
Amanpour just doing the 2019 @CNN thing
— Brett Kleeman (@kleeman20) April 2, 2019
And for CNN, the 2019 thing is to try still to undo the 2016 thing somehow.
Frightening when a reporter asks about the benefits of shutting down speech offensive to her favored candidate.
— PoliticalDiva (@DivaPolitical) April 2, 2019
Progressive left want to censor speech any chance they get ….a "journalist" asking that question is downright outrageous https://t.co/7I8fpUIZmq
— Red (@sposfanatic) April 2, 2019
very cool watching a news network encourage mass censorship through the federal government https://t.co/j9mnyFXhci
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) April 2, 2019
He @camanpour – you think you’re going to bring your euro-trash statist control over free speech to the America? If you even dream of censoring free speech in the USA you better wake up and apologize. GFY.
— Hard Money (@crowzelle) April 2, 2019
She's forgetting this is America and not Europe! We still have free speech here, partly because we still have the 2A here as well!🇺🇸
— Time2WakeUp (@Sheeple15) April 2, 2019
You Just made Comey look smart and made yourself look stupid…. Good Job 👍
— Raised by Wolves (@playbirdiegolf) April 2, 2019
Remember when she used to be a real journalist?!?! The tabloids are better!
— Tammie ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@galloy_tammie) April 2, 2019
How could a serious journalist even as this question? @camanpour
— kidnya (@kidnya) April 2, 2019
And she would be right at the front of the line screeching about the first amendment if anyone suggested that she should perhaps not say something.
Free speech for me, but not for thee.
— BTME (@btme87) April 2, 2019
Lock her up!!
— Cow Grain (@lbblazej) April 2, 2019
Christiane Amanpour can't get over how stunning and brave she and fellow Real Journalists™ are https://t.co/FvEU2yDzLv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 11, 2018