Sean Spicer, who has been tapped as Donald Trump’s White House press secretary, said in an interview with The Hill that the liberal media was still being completely unfair in their coverage of the president-elect.
“There’s some positive aspects here and there, but largely it still continues to not treat him with the respect that he deserves,” Spicer said. “I think for a lot of folks inside the beltway, and inside pundit-world, they don’t fully appreciate the understanding that he has of where the American people are. They continue to mock him in ways, when it frankly just shows the lack of understanding of that they have of where the American people are and what they think.”
Spicer said voters were also getting sick of watching the mainstream political press shamelessly demonstrate their bias.
“There are countless examples of the media engaging – overtly or covertly – cheering on Democrats and there’s no accountability. But it’s also not even frowned upon,” he told The Hill.
Can you imagine how refreshing it’s going to be to have a White House press secretary who will treat the liberal media with the scorn they deserve? Spicer and Trump are going to call these hacks out on the carpet every time they indulge in their lying hackery, and it’s going to be a privilege to watch. Maybe by the time the next presidential election rolls around, this White House will have forced some objectivity back into the mainstream media.
Well, we can dream.
Spicer said he wasn’t buying the polls that showed Americans wanted Trump to give up his Twitter account.
“I think this is nonsense,” he said. “I really do. Because at the end of the day the American people want more than anything else is results. And success. And he’s delivering already. I’m not too sure they’re concerned with the means by which he achieves that.”
Asked if Trump would continue his combative relationship with the press, Spicer defended the president-elect.
“Journalists and everyone in America has a Constitutional right to express themselves or write what they want to write,” Spicer said. “But he equally has a right to make sure that the record is set straight, the facts are known, and that people can’t just take potshots without being held accountable.”
In other words, the press is going to have to back up their stories with facts because Trump isn’t going to let them get away with printing abject nonsense anymore.
You can see why they’re so worried.