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On Wednesday morning, ABC rewarded former White House press secretary Sean Spicer with a spot on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Making the announcement on ABC’s flagship program, “Good Morning America,” Spicer waved to the live studio audience from behind a prop podium.
The dancing competition has long been a popular place for washed up celebrities looking to rehabilitate or pump up their image. But Spicer shouldn’t get that chance — and he certainly doesn’t deserve it.
White - House - Train - Wreck - Tenure
More than halfway into this White House’s train wreck of a tenure, flagrant lying and attacks on the free press have become standard operating procedure. This week began with President Donald Trump tweeting, “The LameStream Media is far beyond Fake News, they are treading in very dangerous territory!” According to The Washington Post, Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading statements since becoming president of the United States.
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Size - Inauguration - Crowd - Spicer - Lie
Arguing over the size of an inauguration crowd may seem trivial. But Spicer’s very bold, very public and very disprovable lie arguably set the tone for the entire Trump presidency.
Sure, arguing over the size of an inauguration crowd may seem trivial. But Spicer’s very bold, very public and very disprovable lie arguably set the tone for the entire Trump presidency. This White House, Spicer implied, would not be concerned with facts and accuracy. No longer would administration officials allow the truth to prevent them from spreading their own narratives. They would just say what they wanted, and when challenged with the facts, label the questioner as biased and declare the media outlets to be “fake news.”
Spicer - Falsehoods - Matters - Importance - Severity
Spicer’s falsehoods would graduate from the trivial to matters of great importance and severity. This makes some...
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