Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to declare Fox News "is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN", adding that CNN represents the United States poorly to the world. "Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake". The POTUS frequently claims organizations such as CNN and the NYT are merely "fake news" who seek to polarize the American citizenry and lie for views.
The takeaway? Twitter thinks Trump's continuous threats toward CNN aren't just a nuisance - they're a blow to principles of free speech and press freedom. As Thomas Jefferson said, it "cannot be limited without being lost".
The president has a long history of using the social media platform to attack CNN, most notably tweeting a video in July of him pummeling a man whose face is covered with the network's logo.
Comey, arguably one of FBI's most controversial directors, has been criticized, particularly by Trump, for leaking information to the press. The news organization's PR account tweeted that it's the president's job to represent America to the world, not CNN's.
Comey also may have violated his employment agreement for leaking the memo, but was already out of a job by then.
Sure, Fox News might still be the most watched news network in America - but the responses to the president's attack on CNN show that many deeply respect the global reporting delivered by the news channel.