(National Sentinel) Fake News: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has the patience of Job, and she must for her’s is a gargantuan task that takes no small amount of tolerance: Dealing with the American Pravda media.
But just occasionally, when it’s necessary, she has to put some members of the press back in their place, which is several notches below where she and the Trump administration, in general, sit on the cultural ladder.
One of Sanders’ biggest pains in the you-know-what is CNN‘s White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who is to journalism what the black plague was to Europe in the 14th century.
Acosta does his best on a daily basis to bait Sanders rather than attempt to cover the White House like a real newsman. He doesn’t ask meaningful questions unless of course, you happen to be one of CNN‘s remaining viewers and you tune in daily not to learn about what’s going on in the world but to feast on Trump hate.
On Wednesday Acosta — who whined recently that Sanders wasn’t taking his questions and who just this week called most Americans idiots — was unusually bitchy and annoying to the point where Sanders just had to shut him down.
“Are trying to say this administration is a champion of the free press?” Acosta asked.
“I certainly see that. I stated a moment ago we support a free press but we also support a fair press. And I think that those things should go hand-in-hand,” she said.
But she was just getting warmed up.
“And there’s a certain responsibility by the press to report accurate information. I think a number of people, I’m not finished, I think a number of people in this room do that every single day,” she continued.
“They do their very best to provide fair and accurate information. I certainly support that and that’s one of the reasons why I’m standing here taking your questions.”
Then it got really good.
“And a lot of times taking your questions in a tone that’s completely unnecessary, unneeded and frankly doesn’t further the conversation or help the American people get any more information in a better way than is your job or my job. And that’s what I trying to do.”
Acosta went onto complain that it’s Trump’s tone that isn’t helpful, but when you get your hiney spanked on live TV and you’re childish, like Acosta, you lash out.
It’s hard to say what is more comical — Acosta’s insistence that Sanders treat him as though he’s relevant or his claims that his network doesn’t traffic in Trump hate and fake news.
Either way, Acosta got what he deserved and Sanders nailed it in terms of describing the infantile mannerisms of a press corps that hates this Republican president on a level that is even higher than past Republican presidents.
The difference is, Trump isn’t playing along with them and that’s got their dander up. They thought Washington was all about them, not an upstart president who swats back.
It’s pathetic seeing journalists (like Acosta) behave more like hacks for the Democratic Party than serious seekers of the truth.
But it’s much easier to take when the Republican president they seek to undermine surrounds himself with feisty advocates like Sanders whose patience for the absurd, while high, has its limits.