Washington Post columnist writes a full rant on how she shouldn't have to share what she's thankful for

During Monday's press conference, US Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders requested that reporters share what they were thankful for before they asked their questions:

https://twitter.com/axios/status/932707069173608449


That request was met by a slew of thankless liberals, but one columnist in particular felt so offended she was compelled to write an entire rant on how if she was there - she wasn't invited - she would not have shared.


From Washington Post: When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness, reporters obliged.

Or, should we say, obeyed.

For this, no doubt, Sanders was grateful.

Yet again, she controlled the crowd, though this time by candy-coating her usual condescension with faux fellowship.

I’m thankful I wasn’t in the room.

My first impulse when someone asks me to share is to not-share. This isn’t because I’m not a sharing person — you can have my cake and eat it, too — but because sharing, like charity, should be voluntary. For a press secretary to require professional journalists to essentially beg for their supper, surrendering their adversarial posture like a dog commanded to Drop The Bone, is an infantilizing tactic. The effect is to neutralize the opposition.

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Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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