CNN has outed itself as one of the most flagrant offenders of the “fake news” era, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders had no problem letting them know that today.
As Sean Spicer has moved on to a larger role within the administration, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has taken over the podium in the White House Press Room. Huckabee Sanders, who has commanded the room in her previous appearances during Spicer’s absence, was certainly prepared to lash out at CNN after the network was forced into a rare retraction by Breitbart – an organization that the liberal news media despises for its accuracy and ability to transcend the mainstream.
Even worse for CNN, a video was released this week in which a producer at the network seemingly revealed that their insistence on reporting on what he called the Russian conspiracy “hoax” was simply to garner ratings.
When asked about why the President has continued to criticize the 24 hour news network, even after they had been coerced into making the retraction, Huckabee Sanders had this to say:
“I don’t know that it’s that the response isn’t good enough for the president. I think it’s the constant barrage of fake news directed at this president, probably, that has garnered a lot of his frustration. You point to that report. There are multiple other instances where that outlet that you referenced has been repeatedly wrong, and had to point that out or be corrected. There’s a video circulating now — whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know, but I would encourage everybody in this room, and frankly everybody across the country, to take a look at it. 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. And I think if that is the place that certain outlets are going, particularly for the purpose of spiking ratings, and if that’s coming directly from the top, I think that’s even more scary, and certainly more disgraceful. And I hope that that’s not the direction we’re headed. I hope that outlets that have continued to use either unnamed sources — sometimes stories with no sources at all — we’ve been going on this Russia-Trump hoax for the better part of a year now, with no evidence of anything. Things like the success at the VA barely get covered. They may get covered for an hour at a time, but this story gets covered day in, day out, and I think America is frankly looking for something better. They’re looking for something more. And I think they deserve something better from our news media.”
While CNN’s antics in the journalistic world were, at one time, a laughable offense, their affinity for falsifying news reports and given air time to members of the “resistance” are now growing dangerous.
Merely days after CNN personality Kathy Griffin was seen waving around a grotesque facsimile of President Trump’s severed head, a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer named James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a baseball field of republican congressmen. The message from Griffin was clear: The idea of killing the President and the republicans is a-okay with her and her liberal lunatics.
Fake news is no longer funny or cute. It is dangerous.