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WATCH: Reporter Screams At Sarah Sanders As She Leaves Press Briefing



A White House reporter screamed at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday as she left the press briefing.

The press briefing, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, ended with several reporters yelling at Sanders, including a writer from a small publication, who screamed: “Do your job, Sarah!”


After taking credit for the remark, the writer complained in a rant on Twitter:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders refuses to do the job for which she is paid money raised from US taxpayers. She delays each briefing so she can use a presidential event as an excuse to end it early. She does not respond to emails, she does not meet with (most) reporters. Why is she here?

Many reporters who cover the White House work for smaller media outlets, and it’s clear the administration feels those reporters (including me) are not worth their time.

Since Sarah Sanders took over for @seanspicer as @PressSec MORE THAN A YEAR AGO I have not been able to get a single meeting with her despite my many requests. When I find her in her office she is invariably heading to a meeting and tells me to “shoot me a note.”

Do I get a response to that note? Never.

Do I ever get responses to my requests to speak with administration officials? Never. Do I get calls returned or answers to any other questions I am told to pose via email? Never.

I, like many other reporters for smaller outlets, am not part of the rotating “pool” of reporters who are permitted to pose questions to the president and other officials during so-called “pool sprays.” In theory we can still ask to be join the “pool” as “extras” for an event.

Has a single one of those requests been granted in the year and a half she has been in the @PressSec job? Never.

Her office also arranges invite-only pen-and-pad briefings with senior officials (Chief of Staff, Nat’l Security Adviser, etc) on occasion. I am at the White House nearly every day but do I ever hear about them before I see nearly every other reporter coming out of them? No.

Now, one can argue that the White House press secretary has a limited amount of time and attention, and that she has to be judicious in how she allocates both. I wholeheartedly agree.

But, but, BUT…

I’m not the only reporter who @PressSec has apparently decided is insignificant enough to ignore. By ignoring me and others like me, she effectively ignores those Americans who read our work and rely on us for news each day.

Bottom line: @PressSec refuses to brief us, when she does she arranges it to avoid taking more than a few questions before ducking out, and for most of us she’s totally unresponsive. Why is she in that job drawing $180k/yr salary if she won’t perform its essential functions?

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  • Marlene says:

    Who are you and why should we care….do YOUR job and report the press conference news …don’t try to BE the news like Acosta!

  • Don says:

    Quit your bitching and go get a real journalist job!!!!!

  • Greg M. says:

    If some of the media types would “do their job” fairly & without the vitriol & hatred, maybe Sarah would give them more of her time…as it is, any time that is given to any of these media hacks, is used to attack President Trump…Sarah is doing her job…She is the president’s press secretary & part of her job is to shield the president from unwarranted attacks from unreasonable, so called, journalists…who in their right mind would give an attacker as many opportunities to destroy them as they wish? Only a fool too stupid to figure out the wolves are circling the sheep just waiting for the shepherd to take a nap…

  • IMJustice says:

    She has learned. That’s all I can say.

    Question to you…
    Is there any reporter in that room that appreciates what
    our current president and his cabinet are doing? Under the
    most outrageous attacks in the history of our Presidency.

    AND, guess who is responsible for that record? You guessed it.
    Anyone who is in that room, and paid to do the smear campaigns
    of the people who sign their paychecks.

    Which leads me to ask…..And what do YOU think of our current President?

  • Sandee says:

    Put some of the lesser known up front Main Stream Media are rude and disrespectful to Sarah. Let these reporters have a chance.

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