WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer Blasts Media’s ‘Deliberately False Reporting’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held an emergency press briefing on Saturday where he lit into the media for their “egregious” and “deliberately false reporting” of Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump and his first day in office.

“Some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting,” Spicer said. He explained that one reporter “falsely tweeted out that the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. had been removed form the Oval Office… This was just plain wrong.”

The false report, which Spicer described as “irresponsible and reckless,” came from TIME magazine pool reporter Zeke Miller:

Spicer further noted that the media had attempted to paint Trump’s inauguration as appearing much smaller than President Barack Obama’s.

“Photographs of the Inauguration proceeding were intentionally framed in a way to minimize the enormous support it had gathered on the National Mall,” Spicer said. He added, it was the first time in the nation’s history that white floor coverings had been used to protect the grass and that they amplified empty spaces, whereas the grass had minimized the appearance of spaces in the past.

“Inaccurate numbers regarding crowd size were also tweeted,” Spicer said. “No one had numbers, because the National Park Service, which controls the National Mall does not put any out.” He said this also applies to any attempts to count the numbers of protesters during the “Women’s March” on Saturday.

“There’s been a lot of talk in the media about holding President Trump accountable. Well, I’m here to tell you that it goes two ways. We’re going to hold the press accountable as well. The American people deserve better,” Spicer said. “And as long as he serves as the messenger of this incredible movement, he will take this message directly to the American people where his focus will always be.”

Spicer’s criticism of the media’s fake news reporting resulted in a media meltdown on social media.

Left-wing Think Progress’s Judd Legum suggested Spicer had “torched his credibility” for confronting the media’s misreporting with the truth:

Naturally, other media figures from the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Salon also complained:

4 thoughts on “WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer Blasts Media’s ‘Deliberately False Reporting’

  • January 22, 2017 at 6:54 am
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    Excellent! The media has been put on notice. Their fake news will be confronted on all fronts.

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  • January 22, 2017 at 10:57 pm
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    I watched the whole inauguration and I saw a solid wall of people going all the way back to the Washington Monument..I didn’t see any large gaps people seem to be talking about. When everything was over of course the area started to clear out people were leaving.

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  • January 29, 2017 at 6:33 am
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    Great video of the cream of the crop designated MSM reporter speculating that Trump would garner just 84 electorral votes. What a joke.

    Video: The craziest, most ASININE, 2016 election prediction EVER! #TFN-ORIGINAL

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  • January 29, 2017 at 6:48 am
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    Bob “Iran Contra” Beckel gets it worn. Do not listen to the fake news media. Remind him.

    Video: CNN’s Bob Beckel’s BRILLIANT 2016 election predictions. #TFN-EXCLUSIVE

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