Many in the mainstream media were aghast after Sarah Sanders refused to repeat what CNN’s Jim Acosta wanted her to say, which was that the press is not the “enemy of the people.” Among those journos is NBC News’ political director and “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd:
An extraordinarily disappointing moment by @PressSec just now… Her inability to acknowledge the role POTUS has played in all of this media bashing only hurts her own credibility…She had a chance to defend the institution and take the high ground and show leadership, instead..
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 2, 2018
Hey Chuck, “She Persisted.”
This isn't a coordinated message at all, nope nosirree https://t.co/3Pp7IdQ46d
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) August 3, 2018
Oh no, not at all! *Eye roll*
Maybe the media should stop blaming others and take responsibility for themselves. https://t.co/ffzuf4BwwU
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) August 3, 2018
That you are "disappointed" validates her actions.
We want to destroy your bubble. https://t.co/rK9Opz34wW
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 3, 2018
And where were you when the previous administration did its media bashing? Were you up in arms or silent? If the latter, you are responsible for the current climate. https://t.co/57Y2COdOE2
— David Gerstman (@soccerdhg) August 2, 2018
If she agrees with the President, that the Press is the "enemy of the people," then why would she stand up in front of its members and answer their questions at all?
— Gretchen A Peck (@GretchenAPeck) August 2, 2018
Things that make you go “hmm…”