It was a long time coming, but shameless Trump sycophant and man who thinks the ghost of Ronald Reagan lives in his closet, Jeffrey Lord, finally met his Waterloo on Thursday.
Lord’s tireless efforts to defend Trump during CNN roundtables have certainly been admirable in terms of Jeffrey’s willingness to abandon any semblance of sanity in his hopeless quest to paint Trump as a reincarnated Gipper, but Twitter-shouting “Sieg Heil!” at a critic was apparently a bridge too far for the network.
The series of events that led CNN to “part ways” with Lord began with an over-the-top piece he wrote accusing Media Matters of being “Fascists” while defending someone who is even more indefensible than Donald Trump – Sean Hannity. You can read that spectacle of an “Op-Ed” here.
About halfway through that post, Lord says this:
In short? In short what Media Matters Fascists are about is effectively re-writing the First Amendment to say a version of this:
- The United States Ministry of Popular Culture shall make all laws respecting the exercise of speech; abridging speech as judged necessary by or in the press. All sponsors of speech-related television and radio shows, Internet sites and publications of any kind must seek approval from the Ministry or lose their right to speak in America.
The American Spectator has been unable to confirm reports that the original draft of this Media Matters revision ended with the words: “Seig Heil!”
That was on Wednesday and it spilled over into Thursday, culminating in this terse exchange:
So while Lord was “unable to confirm reports that the original draft of [a] Media Matters revision ended with the words: ‘Seig Heil!'”, CNN was able to “confirm reports” that Jeff said those words to Angelo Carusone, primarily because he said them on Twitter.
A spokerperson for CNN offered the following explanation for Lord’s termination:
Nazi salutes are indefensible.
Someone tell Steve Bannon.