On Thursday, it was announced that former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will become a Fox News contributor.
She will begin her new job on Fox & Friends on September 6th.
“FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” Sanders said in a statement.
The network stated that Sarah will “provide political commentary and analysis across all of FOX News Media, including FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX Nation and the radio/podcast division.“
However, not everyone was happy about Sarah’s new job.
CNN’s Brian Stelter took to Twitter to complain that ex-White House officials “shouldn’t seek positions of fame and privilege.”
“Wrote this about Spicer and ABC last night, now it applies to Sanders and Fox too: How should ex-White House officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public, then seek positions of fame and privilege?” tweeted Stelter.
He was quickly reminded that CNN has hired some former White House officials too, and he should sit this one out.
“FactFirst: CNN employs James Clapper. ” wrote one user.
“*Cough cough* Jay Carney *Cough cough* ” added another one.
It’s pretty standard for White House press secretaries to get these gigs:
Another user noted that Robert Gibbs was hired as MSNBC contributor.
“Joe Lockhart is a CNN contributor, Tater.” noted another user.