CNN has had a rough week after it was publicly revealed that they were publishing “fake news.”
Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into CNN on Tuesday over their recent fake news story scandal.
“It’s the constant barrage of fake news directed at the president that has garnered his frustration,” Sanders stated, noting the CNN report Spiering had cited. “There are multiple instances when that outlet you referenced has been repeatedly wrong and had to point that out or be corrected.”
“There’s a video circulating now,” Sanders continued, referring to the recent exposure of a CNN producer by Project Veritas undercover cameras, which can be seen right here. Caution: Some explicit language.
“Whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know, but I would encourage everybody in this room, and frankly everybody across country to take a look at it,” she continued, according to Mediaite. “I think if it is accurate, I think it’s a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can’t be trusted to report the news, then that’s a dangerous place for America.”
Sanders called the entire scandal “scary” and “disgraceful,” adding that CNN is simply trying to increase their ratings by reporting on fake news.
“I think we should take a good look at what we are focused on and making sure it’s accurate,” she continued. “If we make the slightest mistake, it is an absolute tirade from a lot of people in this room, but news outlets get to go on, day after day, and cite unnamed sources, and use stories without sources.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
The deputy press secretary’s upbraiding of the media seemed to strike at least one nerve, as a journalist identified by Fox as Brian J. Karem, executive editor of local Maryland paper The Montgomery County Sentinel, unleashed his own rant. He accused against Sanders and the White House of being “inflammatory” and unnecessarily denigrating the media who are “just trying to do their job.”
But Sanders would have none of it and stated that she completely disagreed. “If anything has been inflamed, it is 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 simply responding to a question.”
See her full take down in the video below:
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