CNN’s Jim Acosta: Sean Spicer Is “Useless” [VIDEO]

The right wing Daily Caller reports:

CNN’s Jim Acosta is incredibly frustrated with the communications team in Trump’s White House, arguing on Monday that the non-answers, off-camera briefings, and stonewalling does a disservice to the American people.

On Monday, press secretary Sean Spicer opted to hold a press gaggle off-camera with no audio, leaving correspondents to work only with transcripts. Acosta, who is usually quite even-keeled on camera, became visibly agitated when discussing how difficult it can be to get answers out of the White House.

“The White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he’s just kind of useless,” Acosta argued. “You know, if he can’t come out and answer the questions and they’re not going to do this on camera or audio…why are we having these briefings or gaggles in the first place?”

  • Jonathan Smith
    • ted-

      That does sum things up.

  • Bad Tom

    Geese gaggle. The Press should not.

    • Adam King

      Unfortunately they have about the same group-think mentality.

  • JaniceInToronto

    I’m glad a trusted professional has taken this bold, courageous stand.


  • pj

    they have been useless since last year….

  • bkmn

    Maybe you should stop attending these bullshit-festivals and get out and do some real journalism instead of paying Trump lackeys to come on CNN and spout BS in support of Trump.

    • Snarky

      I disagree, in part. Networks have other journalists to get out and do real journalism. The WH press corps’ job is to hound people and sources at the White House. They need to push and press and buttonhole all these mute spokespeople every chance they get, asking “where are the tapes? Where are the tax returns? Where are the WH visitors’ logs? Has he seen the secret health bill? What foreign governments have been paying to stay at Trump properties?” and on and on and on. They need to put the screws to these people 24/7. Abandoning their beat isn’t the answer.

      As for inviting the Trumpkins on TV to spin their BS, I wholeheartedly agree with you. Every fucking Kellyanne Conway/Roger Stone/Jason Miller appearance needs to be recorded, not carried live, and the deal is “if you can’t answer a question without lying through your teeth, your segment doesn’t make it on the air.”

  • Ninja0980
    How dare someone have the guts to be honest about Scalise!
    Her “attacks” were nothing more then telling the truth about his anti-LGBT, black, voting rights record as well as him being as an NRA shill.
    Folks don’t like it, too bad.
    The damage he inflicted on so many people doesn’t go away because he got shot.
    If that sounds cold, too bad,
    I (as many of you) have too many memories of LGBT folks I’ve known and read about that have been hurt by people like Scalise to feel bad for him.
    If that sounds cold, too bad,
    If Crystal Griner had died and her wife had been left with nothing, the bigots wouldn’t have give a damn.
    Not going to apologize for feeling the same in return.

    • bkmn

      Versus how many times Fox attacked Hillary, or Obama, or any other Democrat.

      • Jonathan Smith

        still not sure you should kick a man when he’s down, no matter how big a fuck-nuts.

        • FAEN

          But she wasn’t. If she had made up the facts as Cluster Fox does it would be another matter. All Joy did was tell the truth about Scalise.

        • Joe in PA

          How do you feel about winning elections with it? (not picking on you! just pointing out what the other side is doing with it)

        • Clive Johnson

          He’s happy to kick millions of Americans when they’re down–not able to afford health care or insurance.

          • Gerald Parks

            Now ain’t THAT the truth!

        • kaydenpat

          What did she say that equates to kicking Scalise the Racist when he’s down?

      • Jessicagkilpatrick

        my best friend’s step-mother makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her pay check was $17089 just working on the computer for a few hours. see it here ++++++++++

    • safari

      His past sins are washed clean as Jesus has forgiven him with his holy bullets and Klingon surgeon or something like that.

    • Gustav2

      Libruls are mean!!!!!!111!!!!

    • MikeBx2

      In Fox News bizarro world talking about a politicians factual record while they are in the hospital is considered attacking them.

      • Jonathan Smith

        a republican politician, maybe
        Dem’s are fair game

    • Lantor

      Didn’t watch the segment (either Fox’s or Reid’s) but let me guess: She pointed out the bitter irony that he was a supporter of the 2nd Amendment for the armed overthrowing of a corrupt, tyrannical government by its citizens?

      • safari

        She also dared to point out he pushed legislation to kick people off of insurance and had a thing about prohibiting same sex marriage over and over again. Also, he’s a not so closet racist.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup and the fact the person who saved his life is someone whom he thinks doesn’t deserve any legal rights because Jebus says her relationship is a sin according to the Bible.

    • Snarky

      I’m sure they were very interested in providing Clinton with a safe space for her recovery after her pneumonia dehydration episode at the 9/11 memorial last year, and called it an “attack” if anyone said different about her. Do I need to dig up the clips of Hannity et al crowing about Clinton’s HEALTH CONSPIRAGHAZI?

    • bambinoitaliano

      Snowflakes see words as ‘attack’ but guns though…let the mentally ill and terrorists have them.

    • JWC

      Scalise was and is no fucking prize and I think it’s damned ironic that his sorry dad ass was saved by a married black lesbian. The GOP just views her as person doing her job Absolutely insensitive

    • Gerry Fisher

      She didn’t attack him personally. She wished him recovery and insisted that opposition to his work and statements need not be postponed as he recovers. Interesting how the right is criticizing her for not being politically correct enough to postpone political talk until he’s out of the woods medically.

    • kaydenpat

      Joy Ann simply calls them like she sees them. Scalise is a racist. A racist now recovering from gunshot wounds. A racist who was fine with his shooter having access to guns despite his violent past.

      Keep calling them out, Joy Ann!

    • olandp

      I would have thought that he, and they would be proud of the things he accomplished, after all he did those things, and they support him.

    • Gerald Parks

      Well said ….we’ll said!!!!!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    About as useless as tits on a bull.

    • Rex

      The tits on the bull I was playing with yesterday were quite useful, but I get what you’re saying.

  • Gustav2

    but…but…but he was fun to ridicule everyday!

  • safari

    I find Sean more entertaining than Sarah.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Also, there is a chance that he has a penis. So there is that.

  • Rex

    I’d say “Breaking News” – but, come on, we all know Spicer has been useless (other than fodder for the comics) since day one.

  • hdtex

    “GETTING to the point”???? He’s been USELESS since day one!

  • TheManicMechanic

    Time to bring audio recorders disguised as pens and the like.

    • ted-

      Thank you!

    • AJ Drew
      • TheManicMechanic

        Those can also be thrown at Trump as well.

        • tomfromthenews

          Missed him by THAT much.

      • CB

        Sorry about that, Chief.

    • prixator

      I’m having a bit of trouble with my eyes today and I first read your comments as “disguised as penis” and I laughed. Then I tried to imagine it.

      • TheManicMechanic

        “Could you repeat that again? *thrusts pelvis*”

    • kaydenpat

      Great suggestion. You would think that our esteemed MSM could think of something like that to circumvent this regime’s nonsense but no.

  • Kevin Perez

    Spicey has the right idea. If you don’t answer any questions then your boss can’t contradict you with a tweet the next morning.

  • vorpal 😼

    NOT breaking news:
    Sean Spicer’s wife, Rebecca Miller, seconds the motion.
    Or is it that his motion lasts for seconds?

  • Straight out of the fascist authoritarian playbook, really.

  • Snarky

    Remember who the White House Press Office’s audience is. It’s not you or me, it’s Trump. And they’ve been getting yelled at by the boss for months because they all look like a bunch of idiots when he watches TV, so they’ve decided to give him less to yell at them about.

  • ted-

    The entire Trump administration are fucktards!

    • Jonathan Smith

      and there you go giving them too much credit again….

    • Natty Enquirer

      There’s no call to besmirch your average earnest fucktard with that comparison.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Because they hate you, Jim. Didn’t you get the memo about the lying, fake news?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    You’re a little late with the news, Jim.

  • JT

    The right wing Daily Caller

    What can you expect from the likes of Fucker Snarlson?

  • Bryan

    We need a gif of You Don’t Say with tiny You Don’t Says’ instead of eyes and make it loop. You Don’t Say-ception

  • safari

    O/T: I feel slightly bad for calling him an idiot yesterday

    • Boreal

      Don’t feel too bad. I’m sure republicans will be blaming Obama soon.

      • safari

        His parents already have.

        • Joe in PA

          Donnie is retweeting Donnie jr’s tweet saying just that.

          • Helen Damnation 🍑™

            I thought Jr. had to swear off politickin’, so he could run Daddy’s bizness. I swear to god, Republicans have had zero integrity ever since Obama was sworn in.

    • djcoastermark

      Ok for slightly, but really ? what sane person from this country would be foolish enough to go there? Yes, I do feel for him and his family, but…

      • kaydenpat

        That’s the first question I asked when I heard about this. Why the hell was he in NK in the first place?

    • Cuberly

      I think it’s safe to say the situation was tragic any way you look at it.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The video of him being manhandled and stumbling through the NK photo op (this was before his father came out all “Yay Trump!”) was outrageous.

      Trump didn’t get him out. NK saw that he was at death’s door and gave him the bum’s rush. Horrible. Just horrible.

      I’d like to say that it’s an OUTRAGE that the Trump admin stood there taking accolades over the guy’s near-dead body, but I’m drained by this shit. Never in my years on this planet have I ever wondered if I’d ever have to worry each and every day of my life what Donald Trump was getting up to.

  • andrew

    The root of all these problems is Donald Trump. We have a totally bizarre and incompetent man at the helm of this Ship of State.

  • AJ Drew

    In other news, Jared Kushner speaks, and now we know why he rarely has ever before.

  • Bryan

    O/T: I’m watching Nicole Wallace trash Ossoff….she’d be better off on Faux Noise, Phoquing bitch.

    • Joe in PA

      And probably not saying a word about Handel.

      • Bryan

        Not one, she kept comparing him to Hillary and her “failed campaign” and trashing him for having liberal celebrity endorsers, as if that’s what cost her the election and not Russian election tampering. Bitch needs to get a goddamn clue or be introduced to the cluebat.

        Edit: Their pannel goes on to mock Trump relentlessly, and I thought I heard a few anti-Handel things so maybe mea culpa.

        • Joe in PA

          I saw a snippet of an interview with Martha Raddatz (sp?) CBS and Aaron Schiff. She was badgering him with a slew of false equivalences, dragging up old shit that had NOTHING to do with the question at hand. I normally don’t mind her, but this was bad.

      • I really don’t like her.

        • Joe in PA

          With good reason. Her claim to fame is her association to Sarah Palin. Not a good one, but still. Dunno what NBC is trying to accomplish with all this.

  • Hank

    “The White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he’s just kind of useless,”….. GETTING???

  • Snarky
  • nipper

    The entire WH is rendered moot by the orange ones twitter feed.

  • BobSF_94117

    Why is Acosta pretending that Spicer has any authority in all of this?

  • kaydenpat

    So why doesn’t the MSM skip these “press briefings” if they’re so useless? Why play along with the WH?

  • Gerald Parks

    The willfully ignorant want US(America) to believe that it was “violent rethoric” that wounded this NRA racist anti-gay tough guy! Well … I ask … exactly what words were used to make HIS fellow “good guys with a gun” crawl in the dirt away from their wounded comrade? And just how will he “thank” the Black lesbian cop that not only took a bullet for him …but saved his lilly white ass/life? Hmmm… doubt very seriously that he will consider THIS a “teachable moment”. Ahhhh … so some “real”American applied the 2nd amendment remedy ON him!

  • Tom

    How ’bout:
    No video? No audio?
    Walk out the room!!!