Sarah Sanders On Fox: We Must Take "So Much Of The Opinion Out Of The News"
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who is now a Fox News contributor, offered social media a moment of hilarity when she suggested that media outlets are mixing too much opinion in with the news.
According to HuffPost, Sanders made the comment as she discussed criticism The New York Times faced after its reporting on a new sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“I think all of the media really needs to take a good hard look at how they put the news out,” Sanders said on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.”
“It’s gotten so much where there’s no process, there’s no accountability, no check and balance,” she added. “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.”
Twitter users were quick to point out Sanders’ questionable relationship with the truth during her tenure with the Trump administration, also noting that her plea for truth-telling sans opinion was made on a Fox News show — a network that pioneered the era of political commentary masquerading as news.