CNN's Jim Acosta to White House: Cite A Specific Example Where We Misled The American People?


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders debates CNN's Jim Acosta about the president's claim that that media is "fake news."

"Journalists make honest mistakes and that doesn't make them fake news," Acosta noted before his question.

"When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them," Sanders responded. "And a lot of times you don't. There's a very big difference between making honest mistakes, and purposely misleading the American people: Something that happens regularly."

"You can not say it is an honest mistake when you are purposely putting out information that you know is false, or when you're taking information that hasn't been validated, that hasn't been offered any credibility. It has been continually denied by a number of people, including people with direct knowledge of an incident."

Acosta asked her to cite a specific story that she says is intentionally false, "intentionally put out there to mislead the American people."

Sanders cited ABC's Brian Ross having to correct a story and being suspended. "I think that shows that the network took it seriously and recognized that it was a problem," Sanders added.

CNN corrected a major error on Friday when they had to correct a date in an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had advanced knowledge of WikiLeaks documents, leading the president's son to tweet: "I know you can't help but spread fake news, CNN."

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