Former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had eyes rolling after saying the media needs to take "the opinion out of the news" during an interview on the Fox Business channel.
During an appearance on Varney & Co. on Wednesday, Sanders, who has seamlessly shifted into her new role as a Fox News contributor, slammed the media after The New York Times published a controversial book excerpt in their Opinion section regarding new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
When asked if she thought The Times might be "reborn" because of the scandal, Sanders responded:
"I think the all of the media needs to take a good, hard look at how they put the news out. It's gotten so much where there's no process, there's no accountability, no check and balance."
She then called out both CNN and Politico for having "major gaffes in their coverage" in the past week.
Sanders then lamented the current state of news coverage, saying:
"I think that we have to start taking so much of the opinion out of the news. It's a good news story if you can read it and you have no idea which side the journalist is on, and it's very hard to find that.
"There's a big difference between commentators and news and we have blended those so that there is no difference anymore and we've got to go back where those are separate."
Fox Commentator Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wants the Opinion Out of News, Fails to Cite Examples youtu.be
For many, Sanders's demand rang a bit hollow considering her tenure as Press Secretary was consumed with blatant lying to help cover for President Trump. Not to mention that she was making these statements on Fox News, which is well-known for its conservative bias.
And they called her out for it.
@Mediaite Fox is literally sate run tv that lies daily which is even worse than biased news.— Will (@Will)1568819198.0
TRIPLE IRONY ALERT!!! https://t.co/0BvJ4GpIeO— Headly Westerfield (@Headly Westerfield)1568826941.0
Good one! https://t.co/hAPjgaH9XG— David Lazarus (@David Lazarus)1568831058.0
@Aunty__Em Talk about zero self awareness.— Pearl Polanski (@Pearl Polanski)1568884692.0
@Mediaite https://t.co/py1Ly25DBy— GallantProductions (@GallantProductions)1568835629.0
And while Sanders makes a somewhat valid point about bias in journalism, she's not exactly the right person to voice it.
@TheContemptor We all do, but coming from her is ironic, hypocritical hogwash.— WomenRisingStrong (@WomenRisingStrong)1568830447.0
@Newsweek LOL ... What about all her blatant LIES— CATS ARE COOL! (@CATS ARE COOL!)1568831656.0
@Newsweek Great idea. But you do know, dontcha Sarah, that THAT would be a big old chokehold on YOUR current employ… https://t.co/pwcwgNy2zv— Almost Jane 🌊🇺🇸🐾😷 (@Almost Jane 🌊🇺🇸🐾😷)1568831560.0
And, to be honest, it's not really in her best interest if she'd like to keep her current job.
@Newsweek FOX news is almost all opinion.— Mark S. Novak (@Mark S. Novak)1568830335.0
@Newsweek Well, she’s out of a job— Natalie (@Natalie)1568830296.0
@Newsweek Ok. Let’s take opinions out of the news and along with it, let’s take out all lying as well. If that woul… https://t.co/2LBoEjaujm— Linda Beckermann (@Linda Beckermann)1568865970.0
But, if she insists...
@Newsweek Spoiler alert: Sarah Sanders works for Fox News and provides her “opinion” for a paycheck. So Fox News, p… https://t.co/I9S6y9R48Y— James (@James)1568830466.0
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