What is truth, said jesting Pilate

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says dang it reporters need to stop making mistakes and be way more careful to tell the truth.

She and Jim Acosta of CNN argued about it.

Sanders: When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them.

Acosta: They do.

Sanders: Sometimes, and a lot of times you don’t.


Sanders: I’m sorry, I’m not finished. There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people. Something that happens regularly —

(Actually she said “purposely,” which is the right word. Erik Wemple either misheard or thought it was the wrong word and silently corrected it.)


Sanders: I’m not done. You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you’re purposely 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 any credibility and that has been continually denied by a number of people including people with direct knowledge of an incident.

It’s so…striking that she’s so concerned with truth when the president she works for is such a chronic shameless liar.

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