Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Journalist Brian Karem on Monday demanded to know if Sarah Huckabee Sanders has ever been sexually assaulted. The male reporter works for Playboy — not exactly a defender of the dignity of women — and lectured the female Sanders on the difficulty of being a woman.
Monday’s White House press briefing was another one for the ages as CNN’s self-righteous senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta came ready to rumble against press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but quickly ran into the proverbial buzzsaw during a debate on liberal media bias. Acosta fetched plenty of support as journalists could be heard shouting throughout the exchange in efforts to heckle Sanders (led by CNN political analyst Brian Karem).
Wowzer! Taking the low road against conservatives and the Trump administration is nothing new for Chelsea Handler to do on her weekly Netflix show. But, on the December 1 episode titled “Dinner Party: Scandalous,” the Chelsea host may have sunk to a new personal low. She went after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a crudely personal way.
On Tuesday night, CNN announced that they will be boycotting Friday’s annual White House Christmas party between the Trump administration and the news media, blaming President Trump’s “continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN” to skip the event. Politico had the story first just before 6:30 p.m. Eastern, citing a quote from a CNN spokesperson.
Tuesday’s Morning Joe opened with sixteen solid minutes of discussion about the most pressing news story of the day – President Trump calling Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” yesterday at a ceremony honoring Navajo World War II veterans. The show’s liberal panelists not only wholeheartedly swallowed Warren’s argument that the word “Pocahontas” is a racial slur, but also came up with an elaborate theory that Trump was not simply making fun of Warren, but actually trying to send a “coded” appeal to the “white nationalist,” “racist elements” of his base. Mika Brzezinski also personally attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for “shill[ing]” for Trump’s “racism” and “bigotry” and suggested that she was a bad mother who shouldn’t be able to face her children.
April Ryan, an inexplicably esteemed member of the White House press corps, having tried and failed to promote a "fake news" controversy over White House's Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' Thanksgiving pecan pie, has not apologized or acknowledged her error, has rejected Sanders' face-saving attempt to smooth things over, and is apparently worried that Sanders will publicly poison her and her fellow journalists. You can't make this stuff up.
On Monday afternoon, some journalists provided another small nail in the coffin of the media’s credibility when they lost collective minds on Twitter over White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asking reporters to share what they’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving. Sanders still allowed reporters to ask questions and most responded with thoughtful answers, but a few ignored it (including the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller and Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson).
CNN went into full trolling mode on Tuesday, wondering if the current administration “thinks slavery is wrong.” Additionally, the network decided it was too much to simply show press briefings with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, CNN must oppose her with an on-screen graphic “correcting” her
With all of the news arising from Mueller Monday, the White House press briefing was guaranteed to feature tough questions for Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Naturally, CNN’s Jim Acosta chose to make his presence known, arguing that Monday’s indictments already illustrate collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia happened.
Friday’s White House press briefing featured CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta making a scene, chiding White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for “trying to gin up your own investigation up on Capitol Hill” about the Clinton/Russian uranium deal and afterwards for “inappropriate political behavior” simply by talking about it.
Friday’s White House press briefing devolved into a tense sparring session as liberal journalists circled the wagons around Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (Fla.) against criticism from Chief of Staff John Kelly while Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed the media’s obsessive coverage of the Gold Star family story. The question from AP correspondent Ken Thomas first raised the temperature, touting Sun-Sentinel video of Wilson’s 2015 remarks at the dedication of a new FBI building that Kelly criticized as being no more than political grandstanding.
Along with the Las Vegas shooting and Puerto Rico, Thursday’s White House press briefing featured a litany of questions about morning tweets by President Trump requesting the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate journalists for their “Fake News.” Needless to say, CNN’s Jim Acosta led the way in showing his profession’s displeasure.