After a senior Trump administration official wrote an anonymous editorial in the New York Times suggesting that Trump was dangerously unfit for office, Sarah Suck-a-bee used her position as Press Secretary to encourage Trump followers to jam the New York Times phone lines. But, instead of being flooded with angry calls, editors and staffers from the New York Times reported people were calling to show their support.
Yesterday, Sanders launched a Twitter campaign, complete with the phone number to the New York Times’ opinion desk, encouraging people to call to find out who the ‘gutless loser’ was who wrote the op-ed piece in the September 5th paper.
For those of you asking for the identity of the anonymous coward: pic.twitter.com/RpWYPHa6To
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 6, 2018
Well, it just didn’t work out for poor old Sarah. Instead of inciting only rage-filled, glassy eyed Trump morons, the New York Times was contacted by many to show their support. New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel shared the audio of a voicemail saying, “I just wanna thank you a million times over.”
Not sure this is what @PressSec had in mind when she urged people to call The New York Times general switchboard to demand the identity of the writer of the anonymous op-ed. pic.twitter.com/B2ZMEFya6t
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 6, 2018
Elizabeth Dias, also a reporter from the New York Times posted:
I got a similar call amid all the calls demanding an answer: "Well, Sarah Sanders left your number so we could complain, but I support the New York Times. I'm from Nebraska. Go, New York Times!" https://t.co/kXd2Mf9PfE
— Elizabeth Dias (@elizabethjdias) September 6, 2018
And Dias also updated her post this morning to say that her voicemail has filled with dozens of callers “thanking the NYT for its journalism”.
Update: overnight, my voicemail has filled with dozens more callers thanking the NYT for its journalism. This past hour, calls are coming to my phone every few minutes. Thank you for reading! Subscribe here –> https://t.co/mvqtt1g5vF https://t.co/XOyfhMmH8V
— Elizabeth Dias (@elizabethjdias) September 7, 2018
Thanks Sarah! You (accidentally) did something right!!