White House press secretary Sarah Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders ripped the establishment media at the latest daily press briefing, accusing journalists of deliberately reporting lies to hurt President Trump.

Politico’s Matthew Nussbaum asked Sanders to explain why Trump reacted so angrily to the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel tweeting and then deleting images that appeared to show a nearly empty arena for Trump’s Friday night rally in Pensacola, Florida.

Weigel openly admitted his mistake.

Nussbaum suggested Trump was not angry enough about “deliberate” campaigns of misinformation, such as those he alleged were coming from Russia.

Understand what makes a liberal tick. “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness,” by Dr. Lyle Rossiter, explains it all.

Sanders denied the entire premise of the question.

“The president is simply calling out a very direct and false accusation lodged against him,” Sanders said. “There was nothing more than an individual trying to put their bias into their reporting. And it’s something that, frankly, has gotten a little bit out of control. A number of outlets have had to retract and change and rewrite and make editor’s notes to a number of different stories, some of them with major impacts, including moving markets.”

ABC’s Brian Ross recently flubbed a major story about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who he claimed was going to testify Donald Trump, while still a candidate, had asked him to reach out the Russians. Instead, Trump had made the request of Flynn after he had been elected, which would be standard procedure rather than a serious crime.

Ross’ false report prompted a media frenzy and even a stock-market plunge. Ross has since been suspended.

CNN’s Jim Acosta followed up the exchange between Nussbaum and Sanders by claiming “journalists make honest mistakes.”

Sanders contended journalists should “own up” to mistakes in such cases. When Acosta said journalists do take responsibility, Sanders unleashed a withering lecture on the press corps.

“Sometimes, and a lot of times you don’t,” she said forcefully.

As reporters exploded in outrage, she held up a finger and said, “I’m not finished.”

“There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people, something that happens regularly,” she continued. “You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you’re purposefully 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 with any credibility, and has been continually denied by a number of people, including people with direct knowledge of an instance.”

Acosta’s CNN has made a number of mistakes in relation to special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

Last weekend, CNN reported a supposed bombshell revealing contacts between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks but listed the wrong date and neglected key contextual information that rendered the supposed “contacts” innocuous.

CNN also reported several months ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions had given credence to the “Russian collusion” narrative by failing to list meetings with the Russian ambassador when he was a senator. However, CNN on Monday also withdrew that charge.

Understand what makes a liberal tick. “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness,” by Dr. Lyle Rossiter, explains it all.

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