The Trump White House loves to deem any reporting which doesn’t paint the Orange Menace in a favorable light as “fake news.” That’s ironic when you consider that Trump is a pathological liar who wouldn’t know the truth if it walked up and pissed on his shoe.
But at Monday’s daily press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got more than she bargained for when CNN’s Jim Acosta told her:
“Journalists make honest mistakes and that doesn’t make them fake news.”
Sanders curtly replied:
“When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them.”
“Sometimes. And a lot of times you don’t.”
The moment Acosta tried to interject, a clearly agitated Sanders told him:
“I’m not finished! There is a very big difference between making an honest mistake and purposefully misleading the American people, something that happens regularly.”
Misleading the American people? Is that anything like saying you had no contact with Russia and then admitting you did when you get caught red-handed?
Another reporter tried to ask a question, causing Sanders to huffily reply:
“I’m not done. You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you are purposefully putting out information that you know to be false. Or when you are taking information that hasn’t been validated, that hasn’t been offered any credibility, that has been continually denied by a number of people.”
Just the fact that Ms. Sanders — who has never been a reporter or obtained a degree in journalism — sees fit to lecture those who make a career out of reporting the news is deeply offensive, not to mention absurd. After all, this is a woman who works for a man that believes Romper Room clone Fox & Friends is the pinnacle of broadcasting because it never fails to bow and kiss his fat rump when he so much as farts in their general direction.
Fake news? Try fake president. That’s a hell of a lot more accurate.
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