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Sarah Sanders revives urban legend that news media helped bin Laden escape

“One of the worst cases was the reporting on the U.S. ability to listen to Osama bin Laden’s satellite phone in the late ’90s. Because of that reporting, he stopped using that phone and the country lost valuable intelligence.” — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, remarks at a news briefing, Aug. 1, 2018

Duhhh … White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders ponders a reporter’s question at a news briefing in December 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump hates the news media, and Sarah Sanders, his press secretary, is more than willing to carry this water for him. She’s not above lying herself, and she’s too lazy to do simple fact-checking. This time, she earned Four Pinnochios from the Washington Post, which called her statement an “urban myth” that was debunked years ago. Read story here. Of course, if she wasn’t such a blockhead, she wouldn’t work for Trump in the first place.


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