So, this happened a short time ago at the White House press briefing:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the Fake News Awards: "We'll keep you guys posted. There will be something later today. I know you are all waiting to see if you are big winners."
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) January 17, 2018
Honestly, sometimes I wonder if the press shouldn’t just stop participating in these farcical briefings, which exist in this administration solely to disseminate lies and embarrassingly ham-handed propaganda. The U.S. government is a serious thing, even when it is run by incompetent clowns, so I can understand the impulse to attend.
But has Sanders ever broken any actual news, as in announced something significant we didn’t already know about? Even if she hasn’t, an administration’s reaction to events has traditionally warranted coverage, positive or negative.
That doesn’t seem to be true anymore — it’s all too stupid and petty to be taken seriously with this garbage crew. Maybe it’s time to let that ridiculous woman perform in front of tumbleweeds and equally brainless Fox News correspondents, with her vile boss leering at her antics in his office down the hall.
Anyhoo, open thread.