Sarah Sanders had it coming. If she wanted the respect of the Washington press corps and a fat corporate job after leaving the White House, she should have worked for a Democrat.
The NY Post reports,
But she chose to be the press secretary for the Worst Human Being Ever, so she deserves the mud bath she’s getting on her way out the door.
Go back to Arkansas, you hick, you lying Republican rube. Besides, as a woman and mother, how could you work for him?
That pretty much sums up the tone of the coverage that greeted Sanders’ announcement that she is leaving after two years on the firing line. There was neither fondness nor civility and none of the usual willingness to let bygones be bygones when the day is done.
This was personal and it was cruel.
Moments like this reveal how nasty and partisan the left-wing media has become. Their hatred of Trump knows no bounds, and many are using the departure of Sanders to engage in what the late Charles Krauthammer called “moral preening.”
Sanders, you see, is unforgiven and will never eat another expense- account lunch in the nation’s capital. The media enforcers are better than her and she is condemned for eternity.+
Donny Deutsch, on MSNBC, said her legacy will be the “toxicity and the cancer that stays with” her. Joe Scarborough chimed in to say she would “have trouble” getting another Washington job for the rest of her life.
“She would claim to represent the truth on behalf of a president who lies,” columnist Margaret Sullivan wrote in The Washington Post. “She did it disrespectfully, and apparently without shame or an understanding of what the role of White House press secretary should be.”
Sullivan accused Sanders of lying with a “distinctive curled-lip disdain” and stopped her finger-wagging only long enough to bring in a wise man to put it all in historic perspective.
“Sanders failed at all aspects of the job,” said the wise man, one Joe Lockhart, a press secretary for … Bill Clinton.
Ah yes, the good old days, when lying to the press was commonly called spin. Media Democrats don’t mind being misled as long as it is by a fellow traveler.
We’re all on the same team, right?
Lockhart is prime proof that nothing succeeds like working for a corrupt, dishonest — and impeached — Democrat.
When he was promoted in October 1998 to replace Mike McCurry, Lockhart was welcomed with a series of puff pieces. None other than George Stephanopoulos — Clinton’s first press secretary and ever since an ABC anchor — dutifully praised him effusively. Stop the presses.
In its profile, The New York Times slobbered, then slobbered some more. “Mr. Lockhart is a Mets and Bruce Springsteen fan who comes across like a regular guy you would probably enjoy having a beer with,” it wrote, saying he “is inclined to fall back on humor as the scandal coverage continues.”
The article, like several others, quoted his wife, who like Lockhart was a former journalist, as saying she hoped he could still get home to read their daughter, Clare, her favorite bedtime story, “Little Bear.’”
Sarah Sanders, who graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, has three young children. I bet you don’t know their names and their favorite bedtime stories.
When it came to defending a president who had sex with an intern in the Oval Office, “regular guy” Lockhart was a total warrior. On the day Clinton finally admitted it all under oath, Lockhart, speaking 20 years later, told the Times his attitude was “Well, we’ve just got to fight our way out of this.”
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