Sanders goes off on the media at White House press briefing

Cheryl Sanders
December 12, 2017

During Monday's White House press briefing, WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred with CNN's Jim Acosta over the mainstream media's recent string of pathetic blunders and fake news stories.

Shortly before Sanders began her briefing, Department of Homeland Security spokesman said Tyler Houlton said in a Twitter post that the suspect was admitted to the US from Bangladesh on a family immigrant visa in 2011.

The White House released a statement on Monday morning, as three of Trump's female accusers spoke about their experiences on NBC News' "Megyn Kelly Today", calling the allegations against the president politically motivated.

"You can not say that it's an honest mistake when you're purposefully putting out information that you know to be false", Sanders said.

Acosta then asked her to name a specific story that was intentionally published to mislead the American people.

"It's very telling that that individual had to be suspended because of that reporting".

"The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process", ABC News said in a statement at the time.

Meanwhile President Donald Trump and White House officials ― including Sanders ― frequently put out dubious claims or fail to correct themselves when proven false. "As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online". The reporter apologized and explained his mistake on Twitter. Responding to questions about the veracity of the videos, Sanders told reporters that was not the issue because "the threat" posed by Islamic extremists "is real". Sanders set him straight.

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