Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sean Spicer Slams Media's 'Clickbait Mentality'

Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer trashed the media on the same day he resigned his position, and said most White House reporters are more interested in getting clicks than writing about the truth and facts, reports The Washington Examiner.

"I was increasingly disappointed in how so many members of the media do their job, or rather don't do their job," Spicer said in an interview on Fox News. "The bias which they come from, it has become a clickbait mentality with the reporters where they are concerned with their clip or their click more than they are with the truth and the facts."

Asked by host Sean Hannity whether the media is biased, Spicer said: "I think you are right. There is a bias but there is also a Washington mentality."

The White House announced Spicer's resignation Friday, a move that came the same day that Wall Street financier and President Trump loyalist Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director.

In his six-month tenure, Spicer said, he became frustrated with how the media has covered the White House and its pursuit of the Russia investigations.

"I don't want to paint everybody with the same brush, but the majority of folks who are in the briefing room, they are not in there for the pursuit of truth," Spicer said. "Rather they are trying to figure out, how do I get on TV? How do I become a YouTube star, and that is disappointing. There are some good reporters that spend time getting to know, to learn the facts, to get the story out. They should be rewarded. They should be praised for their journalism. There are some reporters that do that. By and large we are seeing more and more about that clip or the click."

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