With Thursday’s announcement that Sanders is leaving the White Home on the finish of June — and looking out again on the two years that she has spent there — it is protected to say that her hopes had been misplaced.
She has failed in nearly each facet of the job.
Lastly, Sanders’ job contained in the White Home is meant to incorporate being an advocate for the press and pushing for max transparency.
Right here, once more, she failed. The traditional channels of communication have been shut down. Now, authorities coverage is routinely transmitted via at instances incoherent and contradictory tweets. And one information outlet — Fox Information — has been elevated to a place as companion of the administration, reasonably than functioning as a conventional newsgathering operation.
Solely time will inform how a lot lasting harm Sanders has performed to the Workplace of the Press Secretary. As for Ms. Sanders’ final legacy, I am going to keep in mind her because the press secretary who helped normalize the concept that the press is the enemy of the individuals. That is not a legacy to be happy with.