Sean Spicer Just Admitted To 'Screwing Up' On A Few Things—Too Little, Too Late?

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer didn’t have an easy job. He had to answer questions from journalists everyday about his boss, the President of the United States, and all of the drama that has been pouring out of his administration. But (though he looked stressed out right up until his resignation) Spicer did cover for all those things. He tried, anyway.

Spicer is on some sort of redemption tour, which means he is subjecting himself to public questions again. On Thursday, he appeared on HLN with S.E. Cupp and faced some of her questions about the inauguration and his comparison to Hitler when discussing Bashar Assad and bombing Syria. And more. There were a lot of lies to cover.

“There were times where I screwed up. There’s no question about,” said Spicer. “The inauguration. You brought it up. I would say that’s first and foremost. There was an event where I was trying to talk about how evil [Bashar] Assad was, and I screwed that up royally.”

Most of the interview is Spicer asking for citations and claiming he doesn’t remember most of the lies he told. Then in a conversation with Van Jones, he does admit to making some “mistakes.” Okay.

No one is really willing to accept Spicer’s rewrite of his own personal history:

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Conservatives Are Smashing Keurigs In Response To The Sean Hannity Controversy

Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was in his thirties, in addition to making advances on three other teenage girls. The Washington Post broke the story.

Many feel that Moore got too gentle a treatment from Sean Hannity, with comments like, “Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” coming from the Fox News host.

Before long, companies announced they’d be no longer promoting their products on his show.

The one advertiser that pulled its funding from the show that Hannity’s fans got most angry at, however, was Keurig.

As a result, his viewers decided to launch a campaign against the coffee maker by uploading #BoyCottKeurig posts.

Many uploaded videos and photos of them destroying their Keurig coffee makers. 

There was just a lot of hate for the coffee brand, with some people even going so far as to starting the “Keurig Smash Challenge.”

People got creative in their smashings.

Others are just straight throwing them in the garbage.

There’s a counter movement online, however, of people who are vowing to buy Keurigs now after the Hannity outrage.

Hannity, himself, seems to love these videos.

Twitter users pointed out that banning Keurig, along with other protests and crusades carried out by self-proclaimed ultra conservatives, is full of logical gaps.

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SNL And Melissa McCarthy Bid A Proper Farewell To Sean Spicer

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A highlight of Sean Spicer’s time as White House Press Secretary was Melissa McCarthy’s hilarious portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live. Sadly, since Spicer resigned as Press Secretary following the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director, we’ve likely seen the last of McCarthy’s “Spicey.” As a farewell to the character, SNL tweeted out a small montage of Spicer clips:

Fans are regretting the loss of a beloved character:

Some are holding out hope McCarthy will return:

These SNL clips will be remembered as classics:

Let’s also never forget that Sean Spicer was, at one point, the real White House Easter Bunny:

While Spicer may be gone, at least we’ll have Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders to look forward to:

We’ll miss McCarthy’s Spicer, but comedy fans need not fear! In the Trump administration, there’s always a new subject to lampoon:

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This Reporter Completely Cornered Sean Spicer, And People Are Rooting Her On

Sean Spicer’s day took an ugly turn after an NBC News reporter took him to task during a White House Press briefing.

NBC News’ Hallie Jackson grilled Spicer during Monday’s press briefing over the existence of audio recordings President Donald Trump may be keeping of his conversations with other officials.

Trump, if you recall, tweeted this (now infamous) message last week after firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into whether Trump and his associates colluded with Russian operatives to win last year’s presidential election.

Spicer deflected Jackson’s questions––as expected. Jackson was having none of it.

“Why won’t you just explain whether or not there are recordings of the president’s conversations?” she asked.

“The president has made it clear what his position is,” the embattled press secretary responded. (Spicer did not elaborate as to what he meant by this; he did say last week that he spoke to Trump about the tweet, but that Trump had nothing else to say about the Twitter tantrum.)

Jackson pressed on: “That’s not my question. It’s why won’t you explain it.”

Spicer responded, “I understand that because that’s what the president’s position is.”

But she persisted.

“So given that you refuse to confirm or deny any of this, how is any senior official supposed to feel comfortable having a private conversation with the president?” she asked.

“As I’ve said Hallie, the president has made it clear what his position is,” Spicer said, by rote.

“Even with these Congressional lawmakers calling to see if they exist?”

“Hallie, I’ve asked the … Hallie, I answered the question over and over again the same way,” said the weary Spicer.

But Hallie Jackson is far from the only person in Washington demanding answers, even if Spicer refuses to give them.

A host of lawmakers have issued calls for Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations with Comey. The controversy could also fuel a boycott led by the Democrats of whoever Trump nominates as Comey’s replacement.

“You can’t be cute about tapes. If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over,” said Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who has often voiced his grievances with the administration and his colleagues.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump must immediately provide Congress with any existing tapes he might have, adding that Democrats will refuse to vote on Comey’s replacement until a special prosecutor is named in charge of the Russia probe.

“To have that special prosecutor, people would breathe a sigh of relief because then there would be a real independent person overlooking the FBI director,” Schumer said on CNN’s State of the Union.

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Sean Spicer Just Tried To Blame Hillary Clinton For A Trump Problem, And Nobody's Having It

Sean Spicer Just Tried To Blame Hillary Clinton For A Trump Problem, And Nobody’s Having It

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is one of the special treasures to come out of President Donald’s Presidency. It’s not his lies or his hysterical method of delivering half-truths. It’s Spicer’s conviction, his belief that what he’s reporting is factual and everyone is wrong if you think he’s wrong.

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Spicey’s most recent farce was, surprisingly,not him hiding in the bushes to avoid questions, but rather misspeaking about former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. When asked about Yates’ political ties and preferences during President Donald’s presidency and why she was fired, he said:

[She is] someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president’s agenda. Who, a couple days after this first conversation took place, refused to uphold a lawful order of the president. Who is not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda… We did what we were supposed to do. The president made, ultimately, the right decision… [She was] appointed by the Obama administration and a strong supporter of Clinton.

“[She was] appointed by the Obama administration and a strong supporter of Clinton.”

This definitely got Twitter talking.

While President Obama did appoint Yates to Deputy Attorney General in 2015, before she was a U.S. Attorney General for Georgia, appointed by George W. Bush. Even before that, she had a career with the Justice Department stretching back years.

Of course, Spicer didn’t stop there in his claims about Yates’ loyalties.

And if that wasn’t enough, Spicer repeated previous statements that Sally Yates simply gave the White House a “heads up” in regards to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.

What a treasure.

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Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity Makes A Serious Threat As More Heads Start To Roll

Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Makes A Serious Threat As More Heads Start To Roll

Mounting tensions came to a head on Thursday when Sean Hannity took to Twitter to defend executive Bill Shine, who replaced the ousted Roger Ailes as the network’s co-president.

Hannity’s tweet was in response to Gabe Sherman’s story in New York Magazine about Shine’s lack of support from Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch of 21-Century Fox, who publicly refused to back Shine in a statement.

In much like Donald Trump’s MO, Hannity launched a dialogue on Twitter expressing his concern over Bill Shine’s job security. If Shine continues to lack support from the Murdoch’s, Hannity could walk.

Immediately following the tweet, Hannity addressed the erroneous insertion of the diaeresis in Sherman’s name:

Shine hasn’t been publicly associated with the FNC’s culture of misogyny behind the scenes the way in which Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly have.

However, on Tuesday, Shine was one of the names mentioned along with other executives in a class-action lawsuit by 11 former and current employees for racial discrimination in the work place and being dismissive about sexual harassment concerns surrounding Ailes.

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Hannity, who is Shine’s longtime friend and ally, believes he knows the identity of the individual gunning for the executive.

He started a hashtag campaign to extend a lifeline to a colleague he brought to FNC in the 90s.

A source close to FNC told Deadline, “Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he’s holding a lot of chits there right now too. If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that really could be the end of the place as we know it.”

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People Are Trying To Figure Out Why Sean Spicer Hates Dippin' Dots And Daft Punk

Sean Spicer is making headlines yet again. The newly appointed White House Press Secretary was the subject of ridicule over the weekend when he lashed out at both the media and reality itself when he said that Trump’s inauguration had the most inaugural attendees ever — a flat out lie.

People started digging into his past tweets, hoping to uncover a reason as to why he would go on stage and make a buffoon out of himself in his first public address to the nation. They didn’t find anything related to that, but what they did find was much, much stranger.

If you’ve been to a movie theater or theme park over the past decade or two, you’ve probably seen Dippin’ Dots ice cream. The tiny spherical frozen treats are encased in a pretty sophisticated machine that’ll trade you several dozen dots for a couple of bucks. They generally taste good, but are somewhat overpriced, though what vending machine treat isn’t?

Why am I bringing up Dippin’ Dots in an article discussing Sean Spicer? Well…

OK, so that’s not really a big deal. It’s not like he’s going to bring it up again 17 months later or anything.

He then tweeted a story about the company filing for bankruptcy, and was smug about it.

I know it isn’t a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, but good grief, man, control yourself. The thing is — he clearly buys the stuff regularly because a few years later, he shot this bad boy out into the Twittersphere.

Dippin’ Dots, which is an American company that employs hundreds of American workers, made a peace offering.

Scott Fischer, the CEO of Dippin’ Dots, even wrote an open letter to Sean Spicer, inviting him and his White House cronies to an ice cream social to bury the hatchet.

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No response has been made by Spicer and his team, but you can damn well bet that this is probably going to be the first question that pops out of a reporter’s mouth during the next White House press release.

The thing is…it doesn’t end there. Maybe anything that alludes to the future just isn’t his thing, because aside from Dippin’ Dots, which are the ice cream of the future, Spicer hates Daft Punk.

When someone pointed out that they’ve been pretty big for more than a decade, he backpedalled, claiming to be an early fan of Daft “Funk,” but that their old stuff was better.

Daft Punk hasn’t released a statement, and it’s highly unlikely that they will care. At all. While we’re only a few days into the new presidency, it’s pretty easy to see that Spicer is going to be one of our favorite recurring characters over the next four years.

(h/t A.V. Club)

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