Apparently Sean Spicer‘s beef with Jim Acosta and other CNN White House correspondents was real because he wasn’t able to name a single CNN reporter he felt did good work during an interview with The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple:
Though Spicer is critical, he doesn’t sound bitter. When we asked him to name White House reporters who did good work, he was generous: Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg), Margaret Talev (Bloomberg), Steve Holland (Reuters), John Roberts (Fox News), Kayla Tausche (CNBC), Eamon Javers (CNBC), Carol Lee (NBC News, “very solid reporter”), Hunter Walker (Yahoo). “I’m missing a bunch, for sure,” says Spicer. When we asked whether he’s failing to include anyone from CNN, he responds, “Oh, no.”
Guess CNN won’t ask Spicer to join their network anytime soon.
But CNN doesn’t seem to be the only one going that route. NBC News’s Claire Atkinson recently reported that the big five news networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN — won’t be hiring him to an exclusive contributor deal.
Additionally, Spicer was interviewed by Good Morning America news anchor Paula Faris for an interview that aired on the program this morning, and told her “I don’t think I lied to the American people.”
He also claimed that Pres. Trump was “very supportive” of his Emmys cameo, despite the president’s decision to bash the broadcast via Twitter.