CNN’s April Ryan took a slip of the tongue by Sarah Sanders and tried to turn it into a national scandal.
But Ryan’s call for Sanders’ resignation rolled off the White House press secretary’s back like water off a duck.
“I acknowledge that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word ‘countless,’ but it’s not untrue…that a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the President,” Sanders said.
The Big Slip
Sanders is being hammered by the media for a mischaracterization and a minor slip of the tongue.
After President Donald Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey, Sanders told the press that “countless” FBI agents had expressed their disapproval of the director.
When Sanders made the statement, she was talking off the cuff, and overexaggerated how many FBI agents showed their support for Comey’s firing.
But while she may have overstated, the bottom line is that we all know Trump has the overwhelming support of law enforcement in this country.
Furthermore, we also know that many in the intelligence community were actually supportive of the move by Trump to fire Comey — apparently, just not “countless.”
Negative Media Treatment
Most mainstream media outlets are simply incapable of covering this administration in a positive light. And April Ryan is proof of that.
She is taking one very small “slip of the tongue” — as Sanders called it — and touting it as though the press secretary spews nothing but untruths every time she takes the podium.
It would be nice if once, just once, the media did not over-sensationalize something and actually stuck to reporting the facts.
Sanders made a small mistake and she owned up to it. She is human, after all, and humans do make mistakes.
Ryan is the equivalent of the person on social media who points out your grammar errors in your posts, but fails to realize her own timeline is littered with mistakes.
Sanders knows she has the support of conservative Americans, and that is surely all she is concerned about right now.