White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on reporters and the mainstream media this week, slamming the journalists for chasing a “24 second news cycle” and rushing to judgment without the facts.
Sanders was speaking with C-SPAN Thursday when she called-out the White House press pool for prioritizing “being first” over “being right” in their coverage of the Trump administration.
“I think there’s a real race often to be first instead of to be right, and I think that’s a dangerous place,” said the Press Secretary. “We used to have a 24-hour news cycle, now we’re running more like on a 24-second news cycle, and I think that’s a dangerous place because there’s not the same editorial process that stories go through before they go live.”
“I think oftentimes people, reporters will use Twitter to comment on a story and they don’t realize that could be taken as news because they are a reporter,” she added. “And those are fast turnarounds, and there’s not an editorial process that those things go through.”
SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders KO’s SLY STALLONE
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a break from the usual press pool Thursday night; trading blows with iconic ‘Rocky’ star Sylvester Stallone as he visited the White House to witness the posthumous pardoning of boxing champion Jack Johnson.
Stallone, who advocated for the pardon with President Trump, posed for a hilarious photo with Sanders just moments after the ceremony.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) May 25, 2018
Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion, was convicted by an all-white jury of “transporting” a caucasian female across state lines for “immoral purposes” in 1913.
“It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward,” -Rocky Balboa. Thank you @TheSlyStallone!!!” tweeted an excited Sanders.
SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders ROASTS Democrats over DACA DISASTER
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on Congressional Democrats Tuesday; slamming the liberal lawmakers for using America’s ‘Dreamers’ as ‘political pawns’ while refusing to strike a DACA deal with the President.
Sanders was speaking with Fox News when she called out Schumer, Pelosi, and other leading Democrats who “go on TV” to champion the ‘Dreamers’ but have no real interest in solving the nation’s immigration problem.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 20, 2018
“Republicans are there. The President is there. He’s made multiple offers trying to get Democrats to actually do their jobs. What we’re seeing is that the Democrats would much rather use DACA recipients as pawns instead of actually putting real solutions forward and making things happen,” said Sanders.
“The President has made at least two very generous offers to extend the DACA deal in exchange for border security,” she added. “They continue to not want to help these people.”
“It is beyond me how they go out on TV and cheer and champion and say they want to do what they can to help DACA recipients. The two opportunities they had they haven’t taken them,” said the Press Secretary.