Comedy Gold: Brian Stelter Upset Over Fox News Hiring Sarah Sanders, Gets Destroyed in the Comments

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turns to leave at the conclusion of the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


It was a good day for Fox News and a bad day for CNN’s media firefighter Brian Stelter after the announcement Fox made that they were bringing former White House Press Sec. Sarah Sanders on as a political contributor in September.

From the press release:

FOX News has signed former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a contributor, the network announced today. Sanders will provide political commentary and analysis across all of FOX News Media, including FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX Nation and the radio/podcast division. She will make her debut on FOX & Friends during its next live audience show on September 6th.

In commenting on the announcement, Sanders said, “FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis.”

From July 2017 through June 2019, Sanders served as the White House Press Secretary for President Donald Trump. As the third woman and first mom to ever hold the position, Sanders was the administration’s chief spokesperson. She joined the administration as Deputy Press Secretary in January 2017 after previously working as a senior advisor for the president’s election campaign.

Sanders posted a tweet noting her excitement:


As did her dad, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

Others, however, were not so pleased – Stelter chief among them. Here’s what he wrote:

Dana Loesch was one of many who took him to the woodshed:

His response back, of course, was weak sauce:

His next answer, however, was hilarious. After a Twitter user pointed out just some of the many, many lies told by the Obama administration, Stelter laughably claimed they were “called out forcefully by the press” (LMAO!):


He really believes that. Seriously. He really does.

Needless to say, he was destroyed by other commenters who noted his and his network’s hypocrisy on the matter (as well as other news networks that have done similarly):

CNN “journalist” Oliver Darcy got in on the act, too, and got roasted:

Bonus take:


Meanwhile, in other news:

And let’s not forget CNN political contributor April Ryan instructing her bodyguard to throw a journalist out of the room during a speech she gave earlier this month. The journalist was assaulted as he was forced out of the hotel lobby and Ryan’s bodyguard is now facing assault charges. Legal action may be coming against Ryan soon, too.

Still no comment from Stelter (or Darcy) on any of it. Surprise.

— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –


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