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BY KRISTINE PHILLIPS THE WASHINGTON POST (Safari - Nov 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM, p.1)

Former FBI director James Comey’s latest tweet was a defense of the press — a quote from Thomas Jefferson’s Jan. 28, 1786 letter from Paris to physician James Currie. “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,” Comey tweeted Saturday evening along with a picture of the Capitol.

Comey’s tweet was sent at 6:08 p.m. Saturday, about a half-hour after President Donald Trump attacked CNN International, the latest in his war against the mainstream news media.
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“@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!” Trump said on Twitter. CNN’s public relations department fired back with a reply to Trump’s tweet several minutes later: “It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S. to the

CNN’s public relations department fired back with a reply to Trump’s tweet several minutes later: “It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S. to the world. That’s yours. Our job is to report the news.”
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During Trump’s trip to Asia two weeks ago, the president resurrected his attacks against Comey and called him a proven “liar” and “leaker.” Hours later, Comey tweeted a sermon from the late English Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It was about the difference between a truth and a lie.


Kellyanne Conway has an on-air credibility crisis. 

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, co-anchor Mika Brzezinski declared that she “will not interview her.” 

“It’s giving people dishonesty, it’s not worth the interview,” she said, as co-host Joe Scarborough added, “She goes out and lies, and you find out about those lies a couple hours later.” 

An anchor from a different network said Conway hasn’t been invited on the anchor's show for months, saying the viewer gets “nothing out of her” because “she constantly obfuscates and misrepresents the truth.”

“At best, Conway is low-hanging spinning fruit, sugary but empty. At worst she's an apparatchik or, as Carl Bernstein puts it, ‘a propaganda minister.’ Neither is good for the republic,” added the anchor, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “That's why I've chosen not to have her on.”

Some in television have wondered whether Conway is in the room when White House decisions are being made. Scarborough said on Tuesday that Conway “is a free agent” who books her own television appearances. 

“She goes out, she says whatever she wants to say … and then she comes back in, and they have to clean it up. Now she will lie, as she does every time the truth comes out, she will say she’s being victimized,” Scarborough said.