The war on the media is ON. And Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Huckabee did NOT disappoint during the press briefing! She was not putting up with the disorderly behavior of CNN’s, Jim Acosta.
Today, she went in and spoke TRUTH about the lack of credibility the media has in the eyes of the American people. You would think CNN would be appreciative of the advice rather than fighting the truth every inch of the way! (VIDEO BELOW)
Acosta, after butting into a previous question and making his comment like he was the Press secretary asked a continuation question instead of the question he intended. When Sarah gave the Press Corp a dressing down of the real life take on their credibility issues, Jim decided he was going to ask his original question.
Sarah was having no part of Jim trying to control her role. Jim was downright disorderly. Wait until you hear what she told him! This is great! A partial transcription is below and then the video.
Disorderly Jim jumps into the tail end of the previous question and BOY was THAT a mistake.
Jim Acosta said, “I would just say that journalists make honest mistakes and that doesn’t make them fake news. But the question I have…”. Well, Sarah responded to the first part of his comment and the showdown between CNN versus THE Press Secretary of the United States began! This is how Sarah responded:
“When journalists make honest mistakes they should own up to them (interruption) sometimes…and alot of times you don’t. There’s a big difference (interuppted) a very big difference (interrupted). I’m sorry I’m not finished. There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposely misleading the American people. Something that happens regularly. You can’t say (interrupted). I’m not done, you cannot say (interrupted). You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you are purposely putting out information that you know to be false. Or when you’re taking information that hasn’t been validated. That hasn’t been offered any credibility. And that has been continually denied by a number of people including people with direct knowledge of an instance. This is something that (interrupted). I’m speaking about the number of reports that have taken place over the last couple of weeks. I am simply stating that there should be a certain level of responsibility in that process.”
Disorderly Jim then tried to get his question in by saying, “This was not the line of question that I was going to go down but can you site a specific story that you say is intentionally false? That was intentionally put out there to mislead the American people?”
Sarah quickly responded. It was almost as if Jim was setting Sarah up for the slam dunk. Or, perhaps he has Alzhiemer’s and couldn’t recall the stock market plummeting after ABC’s false report! To read more about that, click HERE.
Sarah responded with, “Sure, the ABC report by Brian Ross, I think that was pretty misleading to the American people. And I think that is very telling that the individual had to be suspended because of that reporting. And I think that, that shows the network took it seriously and recognized that it it was a problem.” But it didn’t end here. Sarah was just getting started with disorderly Jim Acosta! Video Below.
Sarah, turning to another Jim (Jim Stinson of LifeZette) said his name, Jim and signaled at Stinson. And Acosta continued with “I was going to ask you about something else!” And Sarah said THIS to Acosta!
“Well, you used it on something else. I’m going on to a different Jim.”
Acosta wouldn’t give up even after Sarah had to tell him, “I gotta keep moving guys … Jim” (pointing to Jim Stinson). And Acosta continued with his disorderly conduct by interrupting and trying to control WHO the Press Secretary would respond to. This is when Sarah SPIT Acosta out! She said:
“I’m going to say once and for all, that I am moving on to Jim Stinson. And I’m not taking another question from you at this point.”
Acosta STILL wouldn’t stop being disorderly and asked his question ANYWAY. Sarah, always patient, allowed him. Certainly, Acosta thought he was going to get an answer. And he did. Just not the one he expected! When he was finished, Sarah calmly said “I’m not going to respond.” Then signaled toward Jim Stinson and said, “Go ahead Jim.” You can visibly see Acosta slump in his chair!
Watch as Sarah handles disorderly Jim Acosta with aplomb! Video Below.
Are you proud of Sarah and our President and all of the great Patriot’s who are bringing the notion back that the media should vet the news FIRST, before they report it? If you are, let us know in comments below!
(Feature photo by video capture and Dagger News. Sarah Sanders Huckabee and disorderly Jim Acosta.)