Sarah Sanders wasn’t having it from Jim Acosta during Monday’s White House press briefing, and she didn’t hesitate to let him know it, according to Fox News.
Acosta repeatedly attempted to interrupt Sanders as she responded to a question about journalistic errors in the media. Sanders silenced him for good when she said, “I’m not taking another question from you.”
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Acosta told Sanders that journalists make “honest mistakes” but that doesn’t make them “fake news” before attempting a question. Sanders quickly cut him off.
“When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them. Sometimes, and a lot of times, you don’t,” Sanders said as Acosta tried to interrupt.
“I’m sorry, I’m not finished,” she said. “There is a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people… you cannot say it’s an honest mistake when you’re purposely putting out information you know is false.”
Acosta challenged Sanders to name a story that was intentionally false.
“Sure. The ABC report by Brian Ross,” Sanders said, referring to a recent embarrassing correction ABC News issued after Ross botched a bombshell “exclusive” about retired general Michael Flynn that resulted in the reporter being suspended.
Despite the fact that Sanders did not mention a story by his network, CNN, Acosta continued to interrupt the press secretary.
“Jim, I’m gonna say once and for all that I’m moving on,” Sanders said. “I’m not taking another question from you.”
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