It’s a sad day when a supposedly non-partisan media openly accuses the White House Press Secretary of being a “dishonest” person.
During the eight lie-filled years of the Obama administration, I can’t recall the media calling any of Obama’s press secretaries dishonest.
Sadly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has the dubious role of being the Press Secretary for a Republican President, which means the press is automatically going to be far harder on her than they were for her Democrat predecessor.
During a recent press briefing, Sanders was forced to defend herself from the ugly accusation of the left wing media. “I’m an honest person,” Sanders told the gathered media, even as they made accusations that she wasn’t.
Sanders further argued that the media was only doing damage to themselves with their almost constant effort at undermining the Trump administration with salacious, and mostly false, stories.
“Frankly, you have the ability to choose what you want to write about, and you guys choose to write about things the American people don’t care about — day in and day out.
That’s a decision you make, and frankly, I think it’s the wrong one.
Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s. I think in large part that’s because a lot of you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president than reporting the news.
I think that if you spent a little bit more of your time reporting the news than trying to tear me down, you might actually see that we’re working hard to provide you good information.”
More from Politico:
Sanders is not the first White House official to struggle with delivering accurate information on behalf of Trump. Former press secretary Sean Spicer also dealt with the issue of delivering or defending information that later proved false. Trump himself acknowledged that his spokespeople would not always be accurate.
“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” Trump tweeted in May 2017 after aides asserted that he had fired FBI director James Comey because of the deputy attorney general’s recommendation. Trump said soon afterward that he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation.
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