Jim Acosta went after Sarah Sanders again and referenced the President’s tweet to investigate “fake news.” Sarah Sanders wasn’t having it today. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders warned the media that they had a responsibility not to report “fake news.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta said this: “Does he value the First Amendment as much as he values the Second Amendment?”
“Absolutely,” Sanders hit back. “The president is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment, but with the First Amendment, with those freedoms also come responsibilities. And you have a responsibility, to tell the truth, to be accurate.”
“I think, right now, when we’ve seen recent information that says that only 5 percent of media coverage has been positive about this president’s administration, while at the same time, you have the stock market and economic confidence at an all-time high, ISIS is on the run, unemployment is at the lowest level it’s been in 17 years, we’ve cut regulations at a historic pace, we’re fixing the V.A. for our vets,” she complained. “You’ve only found 5 percent of your time to focus on some of those issues. And frankly, those are the issues that most Americans care about, not a lot of the things that you cover. Not a lot of the petty palace intrigue you spend your time on.”
“I think we need to move towards a more fair, more accurate and, frankly, more responsible news media for the American people,” the press secretary said.