NYT Journo Becomes Triggered After WH Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany Calls Her out for Spreading Fake News


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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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We can now add New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman to the list of journalists who just figured out that Kayleigh McEnany is not to be trifled with.

McEnany, who is the White House press secretary, has quickly made a name for herself at the daily White House press briefings/gaggles as someone who takes her job very seriously, and as someone who has no time for the customary foolishiness often displayed by the White House press corps.

Earlier today, Haberman tweeted out a quote from McEnany in which the journalist alleged that she told White House reporters to “celebrate” President Trump in addition to asking policy-related questions:

The problem with Haberman’s quote is that it was taken out of context, as McEnany confirmed in a tweet calling her out and including the actual context:

In other words, it was a throwaway statement not meant in a literal “let’s all celebrate Trump’s/Pence’s health” kind of way.

Haberman, in turn, went bonkers, and desperately clung to her original (and erroneous) interpretation of what McEnany said:

GOP rapid response director Steve Guest also stepped in, but in his case he reminded Haberman that reporters have indeed “celebrated” presidents … quite literally:

Look a poodle nipping at someone’s heels, Haberman stuck by her original interpretation:

Other Twitter users, however, also reminded her that if we were to go by her interpretation, it still wouldn’t be true … because that whole “celebrating presidents” thing has actually happened – but under a different administration, of course:

The only time I can recall Trump being “celebrated” by the mainstream media is when he was impeached last December:

And there’s also this revealing bit of information about how Haberman was viewed by Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign team as a press ally:

As of this writing, Haberman hasn’t put out another tweet in regards to McEnany’s remarks, but I wouldn’t put it past her. She’s quite defensive about being accused of taking a Trump administration official out of context. And understandably so – considering that she has quite literally done so before.

Sister Toldjah

Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 16+ year writer with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars.

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