SURE JAN: White House Denies “War On The Press”

The Hill reports:

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday night argued the Trump administration has “not declared war on the press,” despite concerns from a past press secretary.

Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary during the Clinton administration, pressed Sanders over President Trump’s repeated attacks on the media, including his claim that the media is the “enemy of the American people.”

Speaking at a White House Correspondents’ Association panel discussion, McCurry said Sanders can’t execute her role if the administration says it’s “at war with these people every day in the media.”

More from the Washington Post:

Speaking of his time at the lectern, McCurry said the Clinton administration recognized that the media could be hard-edged, “but we did not declare war on them.” Sanders, perhaps ignoring her boss’s Twitter account: “We have not declared war on the press.”

McCurry: “Yes, you did. Yes, you did and that’s a big, big difference and you need to roll that back. The president has got to roll that back.”

To the general knock that the president is inimical to the media, Sanders responded with his accessibility. At so-called pool sprays and other occasions, the president has made himself available to reporters for short Q-and-A sessions, though he hasn’t held a full-force presidential news conference in just more than a year.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “It’s not a war, it’s more of a police action.”

  • Treant

    The answer seems obvious. Compare this White House to the Obama White House’s treatment of the press. Since Dumpy called the O’House opaque and not at all transparent, if the current one works out worse, then Dumpy is hiding shit from the press.


    And we all know what that answer is already. Anybody asking for a citation will be laughed at.

  • Boreal
    • Karl Dubhe

      And I always thought Mike Huckabee was her father…

      • Uncle Mark

        Donnie’s the father, and Mike has been trying to drop the baby weight for YEARS

      • lymis

        Mike Huckabee’s her father, but it’s clear that these days, Donnie’s her Daddy.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      I’m getting a LIddle House on the Prairie vibe

      • Boreal

        Nellie Olsen would slap them silly.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
      • Boreal

        Proof there is no god.

        • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

          Unintelligent Design

      • David L. Caster

        Angry golf face.

  • greenmanTN
    • Boreal

      Would I lie to you?
      Would I lie to you honey?
      Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
      I’m asking you sugar
      Would I lie to you?

      Tell you straight, no intervention.
      To your face, no deception.
      You’re the biggest fake.
      That much is true.
      Had all I can take.
      Now I’m leaving you

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. Hate me because im a fucken lying sack of fresh dog excrement”
      — Fuckabee

    • safari
      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        “Sarah, what’s different? Did you change your hair? New lipstick? You look much prettier.”

        • safari

          I think it is the lack of dead eyes.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      If she put a lightbulb in her mouth, would it brighten?

      • lymis

        If she put her tongue in a light socket, would it amuse?

    • Boreal

      She looks like she borrowed Greta Van Sustern’s smile.

      • greenmanTN

        It’s not like Greta ever uses it, so….

  • tbj5
    • greenmanTN

      Does this work better?

      Oh my god, one of Trump’s notes for the listening session was "I hear you". He needed a fucking note to show empathy.— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) February 21, 2018

      • tbj5

        Thanks, I need to figure out a way to get a non-mobile link from Twitter easily.

        • greenmanTN

          Click on the series of dots off to the side. One of the options is “imbed.” Copy that link and you’re done.

      • JohnJay

        As someone noted on that twitter thread… does he really have “45” embroidered on his shirt cuff?!

        • Bad Tom

          Yes. Confirmed by ABC News.

  • JWC

    this administration is an administration of LIES that s all they know from the top down

  • bkmn

    Dear Press Corps, just stand up and walk out when they start lying.

  • Boreal
  • Lumpy Gaga

    Why go through the pretense of asking the kid with his hand in the cookie jar what he’s doing?

  • Boreal
    • Snarkaholic

      …and the world asks, “Who’s that fugly guy?”
      You’re so eeeeeasy to despise
      So shut your yap or stuff it full of fries!

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Treant

      He’d better mind his P’s and Q’s.

      Or whatever the names of those two hookers are.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        Bubbles and Squirt.

      • safari

        Avanka and Evanka

      • lymis

        Pionya Urinovna and Evgeniya Buketowee

    • safari

      Did they tranquilize that creature on his head for that shoot?

  • safari

    I remember the era when the president’s supporters didn’t threaten to blow up CNN.

    • Halou

      Those were good times.

  • Michael R

    ” Actually we are trying to destroy the truth ,
    and the press just got all caught up in it “

  • Henry Auvil

    Does Huckaboo even know what God does to pouty faces once they’ve reached their 1,000th bold-faced lie? It ain’t nice. Guess she dropped out of Sunday School too soon to find out.

  • Liars gonna lie.

  • Halou

    I suppose we can all consider it a miracle that Trump is fighting this “war” with as much dedication and strength of will as he did in Vietnam.

  • Ninja0980
    Joe is 100% right on this.
    The fawning over Trump doing this already makes me sick.
    Obama, W, Clinton and others did this but behind closed doors because they didn’t need to pander to the cameras.
    Trump did and having a room filled with mostly handpicked people they had screened beforehand is not worthy of praise.
    Did I need to see people screaming at Trump etc.?
    Nope but don’t tell me Trump was a good man who listened to people pour their hearts out when virtually all of them were connected to people who campaigned for him or are Trump supporters.

    • Chris H.

      And Drumpf had all the right questions to ask written down to sound “presidential” and “compassionate”.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Note: You can spot a certain change in print when younger vs. older people write. There was a shift in how letters were made in the past. No way in hell did he write any of that. It’s from an aide, likely a pretty young one. Not him– at all.

        • DesertSun59

          It’s already been ID’d as Ivanka’s handwriting.

          • Jon

            Just like when Trump pissed his name in the snow on the East Lawn

      • lymis

        Those aren’t even “the right questions.” But the are the ones his handlers thought he might be able to pull off.

    • Jefe5084
  • another_steve

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned my male cat gay.

  • Bluto

    At least Henry looks damn good when he’s lying.

    • safari

      He is so hot.

      • Todd20036

        hes aging VERY well

    • Henry Auvil

      Love me some Rollins! Woof and props!

  • bkmn
  • anne marie in philly


  • bkmn

    O/T – Just found a wonderful cache of old/vintage videos on Vimeo in the Leather Archives and Museum account. Not all are safe for work.

    • TampaDink

      To borrow a term from Trey Crowder, “SQUEE!!!!!” Thank you. Link saved.

    • Ham

      I will do indiscreet things to anyone who can procure for me a copy of the commercial of Loretta Switt hocking a large brown Naugahyde purse with too many pockets. It’s my holy grail.

      • greenmanTN

        True story: first time in Manhattan I went to see the The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, which had multiple endings decided upon by the audience. Loretta Switt was in the cast and picked me out of the audience to count the votes and sat in my lap. I was so flustered I didn’t know what I was doing! She knew a hick when she saw one. 😁

        Betty Buckley, the lazy slut, called in sick that night so I saw the understudy.

      • Megrim Twist

        Are you sure it was Loretta? Or, was it Joanna Glidden with the “Everything Bag”? LOL Some days I can’t remember my own name, but I can remember this!

    • Dayglo

      I watched the new Tom of Finland docudrama on Amazon. Not a masterpiece but it has it’s moments.

  • greenmanTN

    Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Awww. Friends aren’t visiting from America tonight.

    • Treant

      Can I hate her because she’s not only shallow, she ended up drinking, driving, and flipping the car with her grandson in it?

      • greenmanTN

        Not everyone has the panache to pull off an Isadora Duncan, no pun intended.

        • Robincho

          “Au revoir, mes amis! Je vais à la gloire!” — Isadora’s last words

  • Lars Littlefield

    “Inimical”? I’d say he’s more pernicious and hostile toward the Press. And he’s fat and ugly, too.

  • jimbo65

    JFC . The gaslighting of this damn administration is driving me insane

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      It’s designed to

  • DisqusD37

    Zaftig Morticia is quite the savant: She is whole-heartedly incapable of uttering a true statement.

    • Treant

      When she says, “I’m Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” I always want to ask to see her ID. She’s not truthful anywhere else.

  • She only has one facial expression. It says, “Did you fart?”

  • Barry William Teske

    Dear Lord.
    There has to be a picture of this woman clutching her pearls…

  • Tempus Fuggit
    • jpinphx

      that should be a hashtag

      • edrex

        it’s really more of a hagtag.

        • jpinphx


        • Robincho


        • Snarkaholic

          Or, in the UK, a slagtag.

  • Rick

    ‘We hear you, Sandra.’

  • Rick

    In my head, her name is always pronounced ‘Flare-Up Sandwichmeat Dandruff.’

    • edrex

      but it’s spelled “stately luxury yacht.”

  • FelineMama

    WH denies war on the press!!??!? WHAT! There isn’t a day that doesn’t go by, Huckleberry, that Your beloved Creep in Chief isn’t tweeting about “Fake News” Unfair Media, Blah Blah Blah….! Do you live on another planet? DAMN!!

  • dcurlee

    Really why am I even amazed

  • andrew

    The war on the press, which is being fought on that rugged battlefield Twitter, is the only war Trump ever fought. The weapons are tweets. LOL.

  • DoctorDJ

    “…the president has made himself available to reporters for short Q-and-A sessions,…”

    Singe syllable words, please. Like “Spot.” And “Cat.”

    • coram nobis

      It’s the only way to talk to Donald.

      “Oh Oh Oh,” said Don.
      “Look look look,” said Dick.
      “Damn Damn Damn,” said Sally.
      See Spot. See Spot run. See Spot bite Don. Oh oh oh.

    • Snarkaholic

      And “Steal”. And “Lie.” And “Jail!”

  • JCF

    And to think I thought that KellyAnne was comparable to “Axis Sally”. Sarah, assume your crown swastika…

  • Thorn Spike

    Ol’ Poot Lips Hucksterbee has the chance to learn from a real press secretary, but I doubt she will.

  • fuzzybits
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sorry, but I am two tipsy to post rightnow

  • Snarky

    There truly is a tweet for everything…

  • DesertSun59

    She’s fooling only his cult worshipers. No one else.

  • David
  • Franciscan

    Well, you know, since Herr Drumpf is so accessible, I guess I’d just better jet down to Mar-a-Lago and have a word with him.

  • Makoto

    It’s not a war! For war, they need congressional authorization.
    It’s a sustained action based on flimsy pretense against the media.

  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    It’s not a war, it’s his personal vendetta against the press and anyone else who has ever criticized him in the slightest. He can dish it out, but he can’t take it. We’ve seen over and over again how he lashes out at those he perceives as enemies — which is everyone who doesn’t fawn upon him with preposterous flattery. Remember that grotesque Cabinet session?.
    When I think of the constant barrage of hostility that President Obama took every day, with grace and wry humor — though I know it must have hurt like hell, and not just him but his wife and daughters too.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Central Park 5 were the Shitgibbon’s opening salvo of his war on the press and free speech. This traitor is merely a distraction from the Fascist Zionist Coup.