Following his passionate lambasting of Sarah Huckabee Sanders at today’s White House press briefing after she railed against CNN in the wake of the Russia story retraction, Brian Karem appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball to explain what made him speak out this afternoon.
Karem, a reporter for The Sentinel Newspapers, first noted that he has a “healthy respect” for the White House’s press team. However, he added that this administration doesn’t seem willing to back off when shown to be wrong.
“I have yet to hear anyone from this administration even admit a mistake,” he told host Chris Matthews. “It is a little hard to take.”
Stating that there are reporters that have given their lives to get news to the public, Karem said that for it “to be just labeled as dishonest and fake media rankled me.”
“And maybe I lost my temper at that moment,” he stated. “But it was a long time coming. It was six months.”
Karem went on to say that he “was concerned” with the administration’s reluctance to provide “factual answers” to reporters’ questions.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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