The Definitive 10-Tweet Sampler of Reactions to James Comey's New Book

Former FBI Director James Comey (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

If you have been busy with things like work, a trip to your local amusement park, or any semblance of a real life, you may have missed the social media hubbub over the release of some excerpts from former FBI Director James Comey’s new book, “A Higher Loyalty.”


Depending on your feelings towards President Trump, the excerpts promise either a bombshell of a memoir that will cripple this presidency (just like Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” was supposed to four months ago) or a pettiness-filled journal that seems as if it were written by an adolescent who had just been turned down for prom.


Personally, I think Comey has morphed into a David Hogg for the older crowd — perpetually emo and always ready with an essentially empty quip designed to stir up maximum liberal passion.

As the headline says, here is the definitive (so-called because I know no one will actually start composing other 10-tweet posts for comparison) short list of Twitter reactions from both sides.

1: One Honest Liberal

Remember, oh, about a year ago when Public Enemy Number 1 for the Granny Maojackets excuse-making crowd was James Comey? Sure, they blamed the Russians too, but it was Comey’s thoroughly useless and weak letters that were supposed to have swung the election. For the most part, that’s all been swept under the Democrats’ “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” rug as of today.

Not for this guy though.

2: Hmmm…Wonder What The New York Times Thinks


Wow. It’s super weird that The Grey Lady’s official review would be excited about something that’s anti-Trump.

3: More on the Mob Boss Analogy

But from the other side. And rather salty.

4: The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Goes To…


Again, remember that Wolff’s book was finally going to be the president’s undoing. In the Trump-haters collective delirium, every new thing will be his undoing. BREAKING: He’s still president.

6: The Cersei Lannister/CNN Mashup We’ve All Been Waiting For

CNN will convene a panel of Trump-haters for a four hour segment on whether the socks the president has chosen that day are one of Vladimir Putin’s favorite colors. It came as no surprise that they were doing their best Wolf-Blitzer-as-a-giddy-schoolgirl turn as the excerpts were shared.


7: We Have a Winner

Here’s a point worth bringing up over and over and over again.

8-10: Journalism Is in the Toilet

There were a variety of excerpts being seized upon by the MSM today, but one seemed of particular interest to many of them.

WaPo reporter:

NPR reproter — from the place for serious journalism:

And the eternally hack-tastic Jake Tapper from CNN:


There were countless more that led with this but this is a blog post, not a disturbing lengthy journey into the adolescent obsessions of people who embarrass the First Amendment every day.

However, because I really like you guys, here is a bonus tweet that I think sums it up nicely:

11: Precise and Perfect

If anything, this hatchet job from Comey reinforces the belief that many have that he — contrary to what the lefties think — was really in the tank for Hillary and let her off with a slap on the wrist that should have been an indictment.

History shan’t be kind to Smirkin’ Jim.



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