Sarah Sanders SKEWERS Media over ‘Honest Mistakes’
I speak for many Conservatives who appreciate the way Sarah Sanders handles the lying media.
Now that media falls under scrutiny, they seek cover in their “honest mistakes”. Sarah Sanders offers them no quarter.
Sarah Sanders on Trump's media attacks: "There's a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people" pic.twitter.com/6kapmh6op0
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 11, 2017
JIM ACOSTA: I would just say Sarah, that journalist make honest mistakes and that doesn’t make them fake news, but…
SARAH SANDERS: When journalists make honest mistakes they should own up to them. Uh, sometimes, and a lot of times you don’t. There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes and misleading the American people.
You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you are purposefully putting out information that you know to be false.
There are multiple examples of the media getting things intentionally wrong just in the last week.
Check out how David Frum, Senior Editor of The Atlantic attempts to justify media malfeasance:
David Frum, Senior Editor of The Atlantic had this to say about mistakes in media:
You asked the question Brian, ‘Why should, given these mistakes, why should people trust the media?”
And I’m saying the me, mistakes are precisely the reason the people should trust the media. The press, the worst mistakes that uh, again when we talk about the press we exclude Fox. When we talk about press organizations that have an interest in finding truth. Excluding Fox, the worst mistakes that press organizations have made in their coverage of Trump, has precisely occurred in their effort, their over-jealous effort to be fair to the president.
That’s right. In the media’s zeal to be fair, they torpedo President Trump repeatedly and mercilessly.
But the bigger news lies in unreported news. Below is an example of a tweet from Sanders regarding minority unemployment levels:
Since the election "the jobless rate for African Americans dropped from 8% to 7.3%, while for Hispanics it fell from 5.7% to 4.7%…and with Trump's big tax cuts on the way, job growth isn't likely to end soon -more good news for all Americans." -Investor's Business Daily
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 10, 2017
What would the news have reported on this, had Obama been president?
Speaking of Obama, he recently attempted to take credit for the new economy under President Trump.
Did the media lampoon this fool? Of course not. Most of the fake news media promoted this lie.
However, TBS felt differently:
I’m sure many Americans find it ironic that the man who said Trump would need a magic wand to save Carrier and America now wants to take credit for Trump saving Carrier.
Needless to say, Obama is just clueless as to how the economy works. Obama watches Trump work “magic”, with the fascination of a child. Only Trump’s performance is not magic at all. His “magic” comes from years of experience as an entrepreneur.
Major companies including Carrier, Ford, Softbank, US Steel, and now Alibaba pledged to return more than a million jobs to America after Trump won the election. No such commitments were made under Obama, and for good reason.
To believe Obama ushered in the boom America experiences requires one to believe in the Yeti or Sasquatch. The Narcissist in Chief waited until he was out of office to unleash the economic kraken?
And what of this factoid: during his 8 long years as president, Obama presided over the LOWEST economic growth in decades.
In 2008, 53 percent of all Americans considered themselves to be “middle class”. But by 2014, only 44 percent of all Americans still considered themselves to be “middle class”.
We had the lowest homeownership in America for seven years in a row under Obama.
62 percent of all Americans were living paycheck to paycheck under Obama.
The U.S national debt approximately double during the eight years of the Obama administration. In other words, under Barack Obama the U.S. government accumulated about as much debt as it did under all of the other presidents in U.S. history combined.
The poverty rate in the United States has been at 15 percent or above for 3 consecutive years. This is the first time that has happened since 1965.
From 2009 through 2013, the U.S. government spent a whopping 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs.
While Barack Obama has been in the White House, the number of Americans on food stamps has gone from 32 million to 46 million.”
So surely the media will forgive our jaundiced views of their reporting.
Four (4) major screw-ups for 4 different networks smells of conspiracy. Nevertheless, their ruse failed.
Too many people are on to the fake news media. I’m not sure if we will ever trust them again.