From Benny Johnson at the Daily Caller:
At the MSNBC after-party, I spoke with high-ranking members of Sarah’s staff. They were disgusted by the remarks and told me that the plan was for Sanders to walk out of the dinner if the attacks got too personal. Sarah, however, stayed firm.
“I don’t know how she does it,” one of her closest confidants told me, “She kills them with kindness — she puts up with it. Good-hearted American people see that — and then [Sarah] wins.”
Members of the White House press corp tell me they had asked for Sanders’ home address after the ordeal in order to send her a large flower basket.
The MSNBC party was set outdoors. It was a cold and rainy night and the event was winding down. Then the unexpected happened. Sarah Sanders walks into the MSNBC party. MSNBC, an openly liberal network that often promotes the vitriol that just attacked her, was the last place you would expect to find Sanders that night. But there she was. And guess what? Sarah Sanders was smiling. She owned it. I asked her about the attack and she shrugged, cracked a smile and simply told me that the attacks didn’t bother her and that she’s praying for the comedian. More.
Reality check: Yes, it is because she is a Christian. But it is also because she is a winner. The two are quite compatible, actually. She can’t help but feel sorry for people with nothing left but cheap shots and profanity.
We should all feel sorry for them. But we should not buy their product ever again.
See also: The real lesson from the White House correspondents’ dinner fiasco. Actually, the offensive joking is a consequence, not a cause, of the legacy media losing importance. They didn’t do it in the past because what they said mattered. And Kathy Griffin would have been told to just stay home.