WH's Huckabee Sanders: I Encourage Everybody Across The Country To Watch CNN-Russia Video


REPORTER: Recently Breitbart News challenged the accuracy of a CNN story. And afterwards, it was retracted, deleted, and the editors responsible were fired, and as well as the network apologized for the story.

The target of this -- one of the targets of the story accepts the apology. The president went on Twitter this morning and repeated that CNN was fake news.

Why isn't their response good enough for the president?

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, WHITE HOUSE: I -- I don't that it's that the response isn't good enough for the president. I think it's the constant barrage of fake news directed at this president probably that has garnered a lot of his frustration.

You point to that report. There are multiple other instances where that outlet that you referenced has been repeatedly wrong and had to point that out or be corrected.

There's a video circulating now; whether it's accurate or not, I don't know. But I would encourage everybody in this room and, frankly, everybody across the country to take a look at it.

I think if it is accurate, I think it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can't be trusted to report the news, then that's a dangerous place for America.

And I think if that is the place that certain outlets are going, particularly for the purpose of spiking ratings, and if that's coming from the top, I think that's even more scary and certainly more disgraceful.

And I hope that that's not the direction we're headed. I hope that outlets that have continued to use either unnamed sources, sometimes stories with no sources at all -- we've been going on this Russia-Trump hoax for the better part of a year now with no evidence of anything.

Things like the success at the V.A. barely get covered. They may get covered for an hour at a time. But this story gets covered day in, day out. And I think America is, frankly, looking for something better. They're looking for something more. And I think they deserve something better from our news media.

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