White House press secretary Sean Spicer criticizes reporters complaining about reduced number of on-camera news briefings recently.
In an interview with conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham Wednesday, Spicer defended the changes as he had vowed at the beginning of his term that he will try “to do things differently, to do things better.”
Spicer said reporters are merely asking the same questions over and over in the hopes of getting attention and boosting their own profile.
“There’s a lot of them that want to become YouTube stars and ask some snarky question that’s been asked eight times,” he said.
“There is a bit of snarkiness now with the press, because, again, a lot of them are more focused about getting their clip on air than they are of actually taking the time to understand an issue,” Spicer added.
Spicer, who made just seven press briefings since the president returned from his overseas trip, is reportedly searching for a person to replace him as press secretary.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The nice thing about turning the cameras off sometimes, and I find this, is that it is not ‘performance art,’ as you call it, that you end up having, I think sometimes, a more substantive discussion about actual issues because they’re not trying to get their clip,” Spicer opined. ”