Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sam Donaldson: Sarah Sanders Deserves “Lifetime Achievement Oscar for Lying”

Mod: Obviously Sarah has studied at the feet of Der Trumpenfuhrer, a true master of lying. But she certainly does have gifts of her own, and uses them.

Sam Donaldson: Sarah Sanders Deserves “Lifetime Achievement Oscar for Lying” (Slate.com link): Former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson slammed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for her seeming penchant for lying, saying her efforts at not telling the truth deserve an Oscar. What sets Sanders apart, the former White House correspondent said, is how willing she seems to lie about even the smallest things.

“Look, I’ve had the pleasure of working with almost every press secretary beginning with Pierre Salinger in John F. Kennedy’s administration and, except for Ron Ziegler who lied for Richard Nixon, I’ve never seen anything like this with Sarah Sanders,” Donaldson said. And even when it came to Ziegler “there’s a difference” because “Ziegler lied about one thing” and that’s whether Nixon was engaged in a cover-up of Watergate but he was still truthful on other matters. On the other hand, “Sarah Sanders simply lies about everything, taking a cue from her boss. Not just one thing.”

The lies coming out of Sanders’ mouth are so frequent that “I think she’s had an Oscar, a lifetime achievement Oscar for lying,” he added. Donaldson did go on to say though that the real problem was Trump, not his press secretary. “And let’s face it, I don’t know her. I feel a little sorry for her because it’s the boss who does it,” Donaldson said.

“She takes the cue from him. Leadership begins at the top. And so it is all the bad things that happen in the administration.”

It isn’t just the frequency of the lies, Donaldson went on to say, but also that her lies are far from inconsequential. Other press secretaries may have made up quotes in support of their boss. But Sanders’ lies “are more than innocuous, they fester and they serve not the public’s interest but disinterest in learning the truth.”

Donaldson made the comments during a conversation with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Trump’s claim that he is “the most transparent president.”

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21 comments:

  1. Any of you Trump worshipers made it past 4th grade?

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  2. Maybe it is due to part of her brain sinking on one side?

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  3. The truth is, that as a millienial, i had to say; "who is Sam Donaldson"?
    Had to look him up!
    The old guy rattled about the subject of lying with CNN host Anderson Cooper, but not once gave any concrete examples.
    Why is Anderson Cooper dredging up an old retired news anchor from their rocking chair life, is it that Cooper is testing the waters of retirement himself? Trying out a reality check on his viewers inorder to see if they would remember him as well?
    Must have been a slow news day.

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    1. Just because you’re an ignorant idiot doesn’t really mean all that much in the real world.

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    2. A millienial is not an ignorant idiot for not immediately recognizing San Donalson. I would however fault him/her for disparaging the "rocking chair" reference and more. These were historic times and do relate to what is going on.

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    3. Aw, how cute. Another kid that doesn't even know recent history. When you're old enough to vote, hopefully you'll have learned some.

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    4. He’s no millennial. Trust me. Only old farts support Trump.

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    5. He may be a millennial--the stilted writing reveals him as a Russian troll millennial.

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    6. 10:08, please get your mummy’s or dada’s help before posting. Thanks.

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    7. A millennial awake before noon!!!!

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  4. The "trust me" gives you away, old fart!
    Network ratings have all been down after Muellers report came out.
    Did anyone catch the President's rally in Wisconsin ladt night?
    If you did, then you know why Donald Trump was voted into office.
    MAGA Country Strong.

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    1. The only people who believe the Mueller Report exonerates the Pumpkin King are people spending their final years on the planet watching Fox News.

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    2. He is right, you know. Fox News ratings are down now that Trump’s guilt has been confirmed. Except when they had Bernie on. That was a big hit.

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  6. Sarah Huckabee????

    Like Father, Like Daughter
    Both arrogant, spineless, corrupt, sluggish, mindless "christians."

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  7. While we can all and the entire world laugh at the fools in the White House, their bothers & Sisters in the same dumb types of dictatorship government cheer these White House fools on the rest of the free democratic governments just sigh and hope this clown act does not continue on for too much longer. The shorter the better so history books can just place blank pages in to replace any words that the fools use to justify their clown like actions and let the republicans get a job and fade away, too! Let the footnote be as bad as the 1929 crash as it will be for (djt) and clown actors.

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  8. The mainstream media is losing ratings because all they do is push a left wing agenda and lie all the time about trump and his supporters. The media coverage on trump so far has been 98% percent negative.. all negative and biased against trump. 7 out of 10 americans don't even trust the mainstream media anymore now.. the damage has been done to the mainstream medias credibility and the people have had enough and cnn’s low ratings show that. President Trump is right.. The mainstream media and especially Cnn are fake news.

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    1. Even Fox News is bailing on Low Ratings Don.

      Trump is very mad that a Fox News analyst called his behavior ‘immoral, criminal, defenseless’
      https://thinkprogress.org/trump-claims-fox-news-analyst-napolitano-who-called-out-his-criminal-behavior-obstruction-secretly-asked-for-favors-a9eed55539d3/

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    2. Fox News Cuts To Commercial As Guest Links Trump To Rise In Anti-Semitism

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/28/fox-news-cuts-to-commercial-as-guest-links-trump-to-rise-in-anti-semitism.html

      Fox News was interviewing Joel Rubin, the former Asst. Sec. of State about the Poway synagogue mass shooting, until Rubin linked the rise in anti-Semitism to Trump and Fox abruptly cut to commercial.

      Rubin said, “We’ve seen the spike, quite frankly, since the election of President Trump, and we’ve that because there’s been largely sort of a freedom to say what one wants in public. Jews will not replace us was the chant in Charlottesville in August of 2017, and just the other day the president essentially said that they were fair.”

      Then Fox News cut off the interview and went to commercial.

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    3. The real question, 4:38, is how could media coverage of a lifelong deadbeat, criminal, and traitor be even 2% positive?

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  9. So what does this should do with your article?

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