Journalist shares bizarre Fox News headline about Sarah Huckabee Sanders — and people have questions

The conservative network wanted to position the press secretary as a pie-baking victim. Twitter demurred

By Jarrett Lyons

Published December 6, 2017 12:57PM (EST)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders (AP/Alex Brandon)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders (AP/Alex Brandon)

Fox News wants you to leave Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the official fact-manipulator for a less-than-universally liked presidential administration, alone. Fox News wants you to let her bake, pray and live.

Indeed, in the headline for an article published Tuesday on the Fox News website, the conservative outlet seemed to plead with the American public to stop victimizing the well-compensated mouthpiece for President Donald Trump. "Sarah Sanders does press, prays and makes pies. When will haters like Chelsea Handler leave her alone?" it read.

Journalist Lauren Duca was quick with an tidy answer on Twitter.

There you go then.

As you may recall, Duca is known for, according to her website, "her massively viral piece 'Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,' or a Fox News appearance opposite Tucker Carlson, during which she either emerged as a feminist hero or had a seizure on national television. It all depends on confirmation bias, really. "

Duca was far from alone on Twitter, in sharing rejoinders to the headline. Indeed, her pithy quote seemed to have kicked off a social-media flame game. 

These and the many more associated tweets point to a rather boorish trend seen across much of Fox News' content. In its fiery battle against the "mainstream liberal media," the channel often positions any criticism of the current administration as an attack on powerless victims (pie-baking ones included). But that's a hard sell, particularly when those "victims" happen to run the country.

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