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CNN Finds Unusual Way to Cover Sean Spicer

With cameras banned, it sends courtroom sketch artist

(Newser) - The White House had another no-camera press briefing on Friday, and CNN found a unique way to give viewers a look. It sent veteran courtroom sketch artist Bill Hennessy to draw Sean Spicer as he briefed reporters. It was the third time this week the White House has banned cameras... More »

Reporters Want to Boycott White House Press Briefings

And more on the changes coming to the communications department

(Newser) - CNN's Jim Acosta went on a rant Monday accusing the White House of "stonewalling the news media," and the Daily Beast says he's not the only reporter who's ticked at how the White House handles the press. Monday was the second time in recent days... More »

CNN's Jim Acosta Goes On Rant About Sean Spicer

He says the White House is 'stonewalling' the press

(Newser) - CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta did not hold back after being denied the use of camera and audio equipment to record statements by Sean Spicer at a press briefing Monday. According to Mediaite , the reporter hopped on social media to air his frustration, tweeting that the White House... More »

Asked About 'Covfefe,' Spicer Gives Odd Reply

He didn't admit it was a mistake

(Newser) - It's the story that started Wednesday's news cycle , and Sean Spicer added some fuel to the "covfefe" fire in the late afternoon. When asked during Wednesday's press briefing whether "people should be concerned that the president posted a somewhat incoherent tweet last night, and then... More »

Spicer Briefing Called 'Middle Finger to Press'

He may now be playing to 'audience of one'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer returned to the podium Tuesday and while it is far from clear whether the White House press secretary will be in the same role for much longer, his boss was likely pleased by the performance. In what CNN calls a sign that Spicer is now "playing to... More »

Catholic Spicer Reportedly Mad He Was Left Out of Pope Visit

President Trump's decision seen as a snub to press secretary

(Newser) - One of the hot topics among journalists in the wake of President Trump's visit to Pope Francis on Wednesday isn't about policy differences. Instead, it's about the president's perceived snub to Sean Spicer. CNN reports that the press secretary, who is a practicing Catholic, is seething... More »

Spicer's Public Role May Be Downsized: Sources

They say Trump doesn't want him behind the podium as much

(Newser) - Expect to see a lot less of Sean Spicer. Sources tell Politico the White House press secretary will see his public role scaled way back after President Trump returns from his first foreign trip as president. They say Trump has come to "dread" Spicer's daily press briefings, which... More »

Fox News Host Says She's in Talks to Replace Spicer

Kimberly Guilfoyle wishes the current press secretary 'the best'

(Newser) - Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle tells the Mercury News she's in talks with the Trump administration about taking the White House press secretary gig. As for the current press secretary, Sean Spicer: "I wish him the best." Guilfoyle says she hasn't talked specifics with the administration,... More »

McCarthy Brings Back Spicey Time to SNL

Show has a grand time with actress' 5th time as host

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice to Saturday Night Live: After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday's edition as host. McCarthy played the hot-tempered Spicer whizzing on his motorized podium through the streets of... More »

'Sean Spicer' Seen Cruising Through NYC on His Podium

That would be Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

(Newser) - On Wednesday, she donned her press secretary suit to "I'm So Pretty" as she prepared to host this weekend's Saturday Night Live. On Friday, Melissa McCarthy went full-out Sean Spicer, "from the bushes to the streets" of New York City, riding her Segway-like podium right past... More »

Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into Sean Spicer in Promo

To a song from 'West Side Story'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has said Melissa McCarthy could "dial it back a bit" when she portrays him on Saturday Night Live, but from the latest promo, it doesn't appear the actress will be taking the White House press secretary's suggestion—though she does show a softer, more show-tuney... More »

Washington Post Issues Bizarro Clarification on Sean Spicer

For the record, he wasn't in the bushes, he was 'among' them

(Newser) - The Washington Post is out with a clarification for the ages about Sean Spicer. Here it is in full:
  • "EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer's location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters.
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Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is filling in

(Newser) - Something was missing from Sean Spicer's regular press briefing Wednesday: the White House press secretary himself. CNN reports Spicer is at the Pentagon this week fulfilling his US Navy Reserve duty by serving on the media staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Filling in for him this... More »

Spicer: Obama's Advice on Flynn Not a Huge Surprise

Outgoing president made clear to Trump 'he wasn't exactly a fan'

(Newser) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed reports Monday that outgoing President Obama warned President-elect Trump about Michael Flynn. But Spicer downplayed it as informal, unsurprising advice. "It's true President Obama made it known he wasn't exactly a fan of Gen. Flynn's," said Spicer, adding that... More »

At Press Briefing, Spicer Faces Down a Bunch of Children

It was Take Your Child to Work Day at the White House

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has been accused of talking to reporters like they're children during his daily press briefings. On Thursday, they actually were children. USA Today reports the chairs usually filled by reporters were instead being used by the children of reporters and White House staff for Take Your Child... More »

McCarthy's 'Spicey' Hippity-Hops Back to SNL

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump, holds reality show

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin could be mistaken for Saturday Night Live cast members at this point in the season, reports NPR , as both returned Saturday in their recurring roles as Sean Spicer and President Trump, respectively. In the Cold Open, Baldwin held forth in the Oval Office, running through... More »

Spicer Apologizes for Hitler Gaffe

Democratic, Jewish groups want him to quit

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has had another try at walking back his comments about Hitler not using chemical weapons —and this time, he didn't use the phrase "Holocaust centers." The White House press secretary told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday evening that he was "trying to make... More »

Spicer's Hitler Analogy Goes Horribly Awry

'Hitler didn't even sink to the level of using chemical weapons'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer is being hit with a wave of criticism—the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is even calling for his firing—after he said Hitler wasn't that bad compared to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at least in one specific area. "Hitler didn't even sink to... More »

Daily Show Gives Sean Spicer a New Career

He's a natural at being a kindergarten teacher

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has already become the whipping boy for Saturday Night Live , but now another late-night show is taking a crack at him. Wednesday's Daily Show analyzed clips of the famously combative press secretary interacting with reporters and wondered : "Does @SeanSpicer treat the press like a bunch of... More »

White House Staff Skipping Correspondents' Dinner

They are 'standing in solidarity' with Trump

(Newser) - It's unlikely they're going to Samantha Bee's roast of President Trump instead, but a month after the president announced he would steer clear of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, White House staff members are following suit. "The staff is standing in solidarity with the president,... More »

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