A big story that got lots of media attention late Wednesday may be just more of the same fake news.
Liberals rejoiced over the CBS report that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was planning her departure as another bit of the narrative that the Trump administration is a revolving door. Granted that the political novice president has made some very bad hires which along with the media headhunting has contributed to a fairly high turnover rate but all presidencies with the exception of the Obama rat pack (which was more of a cult of personality) undergo some shakeups.
Sanders would be a particular trophy though because she is what the left detests most of all. She’s a strong principled Christian woman who doesn’t take any crap from the activists in the press corps and for this, she is widely and routinely vilified by the Twitter mob.
According to CBS “Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House”:
Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, according to sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders, who has become a confidante of President Trump since the departure of former communications director Hope Hicks, has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.
Shah is also considering his exit, but he has not yet settled on an exact date. Neither Sanders nor Shah responded to repeated requests for comment before this story was published.
Note that the story is based on information from “sources inside the White House and close to the administration” or the same anonymous sources that is a trait of every fake news report of the Trump era.
The gloating began immediately:
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) June 14, 2018
Two of the most vocal and visible rats jumping ship? Is anyone surprised? Lying daily takes a toll. https://t.co/k0toPpc4dZ
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) June 14, 2018
But nobody bothered to ask the subject of the story who threw cold water on it:
Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my “plans to leave the WH” without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 14, 2018
The media would never let the truth get in the way of a good viral fairy tale.
You could hardly blame Sanders if she were to leave after absorbing the amount of bullying that she routinely receives from the left.