President Trump’s spokeswoman bashed the media for its coverage of the White House Tuesday and got into a spirited exchange with a reporter who accused her of “inflaming” the public against the press.
Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr. Trump has been frustrated by a “constant barrage of fake news,” citing an erroneous CNN report for which the network apologized and three journalists resigned. She then told everyone to watch a James O’Keefe video for Project Veritas that shows a CNN producer calling the Russia story “mostly bulls—t right now.”
“Whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know,” Mrs. Sanders said of the O’Keefe video. “But I would encourage everybody in this room and frankly everybody across the country to take a look at it. I think if it is accurate, it’s a disgrace to all of media.”
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She said new outlets “get to go on day after day, cite unnamed sources, use stories without sources.”
Reporter Brian Karem — a contributor to Playboy magazine — interrupted her to object to her characterizations.
“You’re inflaming everyone right here, right now, with those words you used,” Mr. Karem said, adding that the administration also has made mistakes.
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“Anyone of us, right, are replaceable, and anyone of us, if we don’t get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us,” Mr. Karem told her. “You have been elected to serve for four years at least. And what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who see once again, the president is right, and everybody out here is fake media. And everybody in this room is only trying to do their job.”
Mrs. Sanders said she disagreed “completely” with Mr. Karem.
“I think if anything has been inflamed, it’s been the dishonesty that has taken place in the news media,” she said. “I think if anything has been inflamed, it’s the dishonesty that often takes place by the news media. And I think it is outrageous for you to accuse me of inflaming a story when I was simply trying to respond to his question.”
The sparring began when Mrs. Sanders answered a question from a reporter for Breitbart about the CNN story.
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The fake news media isn’t as important as they all think they are.
I think Ms Sanders was much too charitable and far too nice. She should have called out the gathered presstitutes for what they are: dishonest spin doctors who call themselves journalists while manufacturing and then spewing propaganda that would have made Soviet era Pravda blush to push a leftist agenda.
Dear Journalists; If you don’t like how you are being Treated in the White House…. Don’t go there.
All she did was respond to another attack question. The public already does not trust the press, with a few exceptions. Most use hateful and misleading adjectives to twist the news instead of simply stating it objectively. They need to review the rules that were taught in journalism classes.
The fact is, these cretins have abused their 1st Amendment for years. Those who hate Trump think its fine to express subjective garbage as objective fact. This new breed of slime doesn’t worry about fact. They mislead to see to their own agendas. That’s not opinion, it’s fact. Hate is blind. Can’t wait to see all the coverage on the FBI Sanders investigation.
Day after day, they are imploding. The Great Honest Commie Sanders, next…..
CNN tainted the press conferences, don’t take it out on Trump officials. Tell the CNN fiction authors.
He’s a journo from Playboy, I’m told; hence the penchant for attention and sensationalism!
Since when has Playboy become a legitimate news source for the national news? How did this fool get credentials to attend the White House press conferences in the first place?
Ms. Sarah Sanders.. BULLY shout out for you !!!..Don’t take NO "BS" I’m with ya’
S/Sgt.John Sharp, USAF SIS, Disabled Korean War Veteran, 1950-54.
CNN has been caught admitting that they are pushing a false story day after day after day. What that means is that they are repeatedly and deliberately lying to the public, and trying to keep them misinformed by continuously painting false negative pictures about a sitting president.
Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg, and that all the filthy, lying, hyper-partisan scum who have no honesty, decency or integrity that make up the mainstream media will be out of a job, and hopefully in prison.
Freedom of the press is important, but at some point this is indeed criminal and they should pay.
Libel is no more covered by the First Amendment than armed violence is covered by the Second.
Reporter for Playboy? Isn’t he in the wrong press room? In their overzealousness to "get" Trump, the MSM has lowered themselves. even lower than a blue whales turd on the bottom of the sea.
Fake News is being called out. Dear Journalist, if you aren’t guilty don’t worry about it! Trump/Russia collusion is a fake story. If you pursue it you will be called out!
That’s my girl. Put them in their place. Right out of their own mouth and on tape and they try to turn it around and blame the White House via Trump or Sarah Sanders.
Keep it up, Huckabee. Honesty is the best policy. Truth always prevails. The citizenry will catch on as long as you remain upfront with truth.
She’ll pay a price for carrying the lies forward.
Yes, Ma’am, skewer MSM for their regular fake news.
I always read Playboy for the articles!
The Playboy guy just made a boob of himself.
Playboy… boob… Something even Trump would approve of. His public record shows that.
No no … it’s a grab of the Pussycat
Kittens got Claws – Whitesnake.
Ooooooh White Snake…..! Now I get it!
The fake news media resent it when they’re caught in their lies, but the truth always has a way to come out. So to those unscrupulous, inmature reporters who knowingtly report lies to keep their jobs, I say, beware honesty and credobility will get you more jobs
Ah, those reporters. There are none so blind as those who will not see.
Ahh, "journalists," the stupidest tools on any campus.
CNN should be investigated for hate crimes against a sitting president. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Now, that is hilarious!
Rude little pischer. Interrupting a White House spokesperson for a gotcha question for a lame, trite rag that only uses the semblance of "reporting" as a beard for the perverts who slobber over the centerfold. There was a time when that thing actually was a decent magazine, at least partially. Now, it’s devolved into another Hustler, only worse, if that jerk is representative of all their propaganda pimps. Progs have no manners, no sense of boundaries no care if they offend. They are all rude, crude and stupid. All the care about is getting their way and to he!! with anybody who dares differ. That one needs to be thrown out, after having his credentials ripped from his nasty arse. Put Playboy on notice, send only civilized, respectful people or be locked out and have to get your propaganda from the lame alphabet jerks who print only lies and misinformation with their violent rhetoric and threats of war against Americans.
What’s Playboy doing at a White House news conference anyway?
Faking being a "legitimate" news source, I guess.
Didn’t playboy stop nudity a few years ago?
What’s Breitbart doing in a WH conference anyway?
Playboy has more substance than BB page for page.
Even Trump knows that!
For you, I’m sure it does.
Millions of readers – many of them in law enforcement, all the branches of the military, emergency services, manly men circles can’t be wrong!
Playboy… making men happy since 1953.
It was quite surprising that the Breitbart reporter Spierling(?) was quite hostile. Would he and/or the Playboy reporter have been as hostile towards Spicer or did we just watch a bit of gender bias in the WH briefing?
This new dynamic with Sarah is going to be interesting to watch.
If most women reporterettes weren’t such air heads, maybe there would be less gender bias…As far as Sarah is concerned…don’t worry, she can bat these inside pitches down and take care of herself fairly well.
She should have answered the guy who yelled out by saying…."hey noise bucket, you are violating our rules of decorum…one more outburst like that from you and "YOU’RE OUTTA HERE"
Start tossing the rude ones…Get three or four big dudes in uniform…grab the little pimples by their arms and legs and bounce them all the way out to the lawn.
She certainly is able to handle herself…sock it to the little pric**.
ROCK ON SARAH !
Every president and politician in a democratic system has to deal with the press, it doesn’t mean being less transparent or attacking the press is the way to do it.
every president and politician has the right to defend themselves as well in a constitutional republic, which I am sure you knew.
Go get ’em Sarah!
True…. it’s just sad to see that Obama was attacked for so long by the ‘non MSM’ for being born in Kenya.
And at the time, nobody who voices concern for the ‘attacks’ on Trump now showed concern for that lie the.
It’s not as if Trump should be chastised for any unproven links to Russia, but he definitely should be chastised and answer for the stupid Twitter rants which Trump’s lackey’s have to ‘explain’ later.
The "Born in Kenya" story leaked out of the Hillary campaign. Look it up.
Rant? How about a typical Washington Post op-ed?
Clearly, a fact that was never disputed by the truthers out there.
THe fact is that it was total horsecrap, yet you fed on it for years, only to lay it at there campaign’s feet.
Sorry, didn’t do your ‘research’? You used it ad nauseam! Now, you own it.
You don’t believe he was born in Hawaii, DO YOU! Geezzzus….how gullible.
He has to use Twitter to defend himself. The MSM wants him dead.
Hey Jersey…..93% of CNN stories about Trump are negative. Who can deal with that! These pri**s don’t just want to cause Trump trouble….they put out FAKE NEWS 24/7 to try to destroy him. How do you deal with that?
He should attack CNN at every opportunity. He should try to destroy THEM. There is no chance of dealing with liars who want to see you dead. You call them out 24/7. You devote millions of dollars to it. You find out embarrassing stories on as many of their
TV personalities as possible.. Ruin them. RUIN THEM
The biggest source of fake news is this woman’s boss, and I’m not talking about Sean Spicer. And everyone outside the Trumposphere knows it.
Cry me a river. He has been pretty spot on with his various allegations regardless of how bizarre they originally sound including the fact that Obaba did actually spy on him and the incoming administration among others
So are you saying that CNN hasn’t been lying and pushing fake news for ratings? Was CNN lying when they said they were falsely pushing Russia, Russia, Russia?
It’s now finally reaching the point where they have been seriously caught with their pants down, and trying to defend them is simply foolish and ineffective.
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