Sean Spicer Makes Cameo At The Emmys [VIDEO]

Aaron Blake writes for the Washington Post:

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer got a turn on one of Hollywood’s glitziest stages Sunday night. And he used it to laugh about the falsehoods he told the American people in an attempt to rehabilitate his image.

I’m all for a good laugh. And I’ll add up front that there are political issues on which people have extremely strong feelings and unfortunately can’t see the other side β€” we all have blind spots and should be mindful of that.

But inherent in Spicer’s appearance Sunday night was an acknowledgment that he sold the American people a bill of goods from the White House lectern. He essentially admitted to blatantly misrepresenting President Trump’s inauguration crowd size, and he and those assembled all had a good laugh at it.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I’m still so fucking disgusted by this. Absolutely nothing funny about fascism and the lies he spewed constantly.

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  • gaycuckhubby

    Remember when I purposely lied to the American people as the official White House spokesperson?
    LMFAO, that was hysterical.

  • JT

    Go back into the bushes, you asswipe!

  • Blackfork

    I say let him talk. And let him tell us what really goes on in this administration. All of it. Tell it to Mueller.

    • clay

      at the Emmys?
      Context matters. Tell it to Mueller, indeed.

  • Dagoril

    A Binder full of Deplorables.

  • barrixines

    You lied for a reprehensible, inept, corrupt, vicious White Power administration that has brought the world closer to nuclear war than at any other time in my lifetime. Yeah funny man.

    • CanuckDon

      The producers of the show made arrangements for him to be there and script-writers took the time to find a way to bring him on for entertainment purposes. None of this is at all funny.

      • Todd20036

        Right? NK bombs Seattle. Hilarious.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Hey Now!

      • CJAS

        It’s funny if you’re personally unaffected by this administration or don’t care at all about the integrity of our republic.

  • Joe in PA
    • AC

      Get a room

  • Nax

    After all, it’s all a big joke. Clown nose on. Clown nose off.

    • clay

      Brown nose on. Brown nose off.

      Spicer’s a political operative, not a media personality.

  • Acronym Jim

    The Emmys missed a real golden opportunity with this. They could have had Melissa McCarthy on instead.

    • Leo

      She was NOT amused. That look she gave could of sharpened knives last night.

      • Acronym Jim

        Could you imagine? They could have had her come out AS Sean Spicer and force the real Spicy off stage with a motorized podium while denouncing him as a lying, hack impostor.

        I doubt Spicer would have objected because he likely wouldn’t have gotten the joke.

      • That was quite scripted. She didn’t look shocked or angry, that wouldn’t have made any sense. She also didn’t laugh which is also a choice. She and the snl writers exploited his absurd behavior btw, as they should have.

    • CJAS

      Sorry, that’s skit is on a competing network.

  • Daveed_WOW

    I hate the media. I hate the way they present “both sides”: the lying bigot on one side and victims of lying bigots on the other side. All fine people, I’m sure.

  • BearEyes

    scary spice must be shunned.

    • Christopher

      Hey, what do you have against Mel B? πŸ˜‰

      I like to call Spicy “Fibber Spice”.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He should be shunned, reviled, spat upon, have doors slammed in his face, and be denied housing and employment outside the confines of a correctional facility.

  • Leo
  • Michael R
  • If he is trying to rehab his image he merely re emphasized that he’s a preposterous clown.

    • clay

      He should be forced to wear the bunny suit at all public appearances, including the head– he should only have one hand free, ever.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    Disgusting.

    A paid, inveterate liar praised and rewarded for being a liar.

  • Cuberly
  • joeyj1220

    Whose awful idea was this? ONCE AGAIN… this normalizes all the shit the White House does

  • Blake Jordan

    I am surprised they did not have some of those “good” white power neo-nazis as “honored guests” as well… 🀒🀒🀒🀒🀒

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Yeah I think I’ll skip this one. Maybe once all of their sorry asses are in prison, I’ll be more inclined to see the humor in these last horrible months…

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      Prison? More like at the end of a rope like Sadaam Hussein. This kind of treason has to be ‘discouraged’ in the strongest possible way.

  • Thorn Spike

    Still and always will be a willing, lying toady.

  • TuuxKabin

    Like a broken record. This is not normal. None of it is normal. Stop trying to normalize it and fuck the hell off for goodness sake.

  • CB

    It’s the new American Value–celebrity beats all. It’s not about integrity or morals. It’s about eyes, clicks and engagement. We’re talking about it so it is by definition good.

    As Oscar Wilde said, “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” He was be satirical, but the craven opportunists who saw a chance for buzz saw only buzz. They forget that the attention and the “humor” further validates Spicer’s cynicism in large parts of the culture.

  • When those people leave they get publicists and agents to expand their brand and rehab their image. He is trying to make himself more likable. Good luck with that.

  • Jmdintpa

    Tasteless and not funny. Emmys themselves are the blame for this. Hollywood seems to have embraced all the assholes coming out of the Trump Whitehouse. Why didnt we just have an opening number laughing about nazis and fascist that are taking over?

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR
    • lk

      Sadly, this made me puke.

  • Bluto

    That made me laugh because spicy’s bullshittery will be his greatest achievement. It makes him no less of a despicable lying asshole though.

  • Todd20036

    People who enabled Twitler and is undermining our democracy does NOT get a pass even if they are fired.
    The fucker did a fucking news conference from the bushes, and now it’s all hunky-dory? REally?

  • This normalization and his Harvard gig is because there are a LOT more right wingers in the media and in academia than the public thinks (mostly because of right wing lies about both fields).

    • Beagle

      More boo-boo than honey.

      • -M-

        Sour Boo-Hoo.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        She catches more flies with her boo-hoo than with honey.

  • bkmn

    I agree with Betty Bowers – it was wrong of them to normalize lying

  • Texndoc

    Have to admit I like the gist of the comments in general at the Washington Post: it was more a roll your eyes moment than a grab your pearls and run shrieking from the room one.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Welcome to the Hollywood nation. It has come a full circle when reality blurred the line with imaginary creation. When reality shows participants become the stars with an after career. When one hit wonder singers and con man successfully making it in politics. When those who work in government cross over to mainstream media and carve out their own celebrity status. Because this country embrace every celebrity however they come to the spotlight. Your qualification of any job relies on the amount of exposure you have on social media and television.You wonder why some can’t even differentiate the real from the fake news anymore. We are not just fighting political extremism. We are fighting the invasion of fictional reality.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      One of the serious/not-serious theories in new book “Fantasyland” (forget author) is that immigrants who stayed seem to have a reliable filter: belief in advertising.

  • NowVoyager

    Obviously, propriety is dead.

    Today … Hollywood hypocrites would hire REAL Nazis for the very satirical Mel Brooks “Springtime for Hitler” bit in that movie classic “The Producers” [see below] . Or, perhaps the contemporary so-called “entertainment” media may even try to get a prison furlough for the Menendez brothers in a musical duet tribute for a combined “Mother’s Day & Father’s Day” Special as a joyful salute to matricide and patricide everywhere. It’s all just entertainment, right?

    https://youtu.be/HPXHRX8Q2hs

  • worstcultever

    Melissa McCarthy’s reaction was like, “WT actual F? They’re actually using this freak for a cheap yuk, and utterly shitting on all my brilliant hard work?!” She looked completely gobsmacked at the cynicism that would put that POS on a stage as a comedy fun guy. You weren’t the only one, Melissa.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    What the Hell is he doing there ?!?!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I guess we should all prepare to see Sarah Suckabee on the Red Carpet

  • justme

    So we have Shiny Sphincter at the Emmys..
    He should have wore his Ivanka skivvies so he could properly represent himself..

  • The Sentinel

    Disgusting.

  • seant426

    Hollywood’s as big a whore as Washington and as morally bankrupt.

  • canoebum

    This crap is just one of the many, many reasons I never watch awards shows. Never.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • JCF

      You need to get a penis, toots…

  • teeveedub

    I guess Spicer hasn’t been feeling despised enough since leaving the White House. He needed to remind America what a lying asswipe he is.

  • Tom Chicago

    har-dee-har-har. Your jokes, Sean, are about as funny as the glib bullshitting you performed while Mess Secretary.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Gee, the dismantling of our liberal democracy sure is spawning a lot of “entertainers,” isn’t it? What an amazing reality show. [barf]

  • Nic Peterson

    Liar Spice deserves the thunderous applause of one hand clapping. Not laughing at him or with him. Ever.

  • easygoingmister

    <<< shudders and leaves the room

  • JWC

    Can we all laugh at the mess Donny leaves behind

  • Tom

    Put me in the THIS IS SO WRONG camp.
    Sorry guys I’ve nothing witty to say about this.

  • MBear

    Stop making assholes famous

  • fastlanestranger

    Fuck the Emmys for having this guy on just like fuck Saturday Night Live for having Trump host.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Washington Post to all the hate-tweeter’s quoted by JMG:

    “Because SHUT UP! That’s Why. PERIOD!”

  • M Jackson
  • Ann Kah

    He just explained to all those millions of people that yes, he lied, and that was his job, as it is still the job of his replacements. I know that, you know that, but there are an enormous number of low-information voters that haven’t grasped that essential function of a press secretary.

  • Robert Adams

    After reading all the vitriol about Spicer’s appearance at the Emmys, I’ve reached two conclusions.

    The hatred being spewed by the Left does no good and only adds credibility to Trump’s “many sides” argument, and the Left has a lot of people who ignore Christian principles too.

    • CJAS

      If you’ve reached any conclusions based on the reaction of a subset of a subset of a subset of a subset of a subset to the normalization of a propagandist, then you might want to reexamine your thinking.

      • Robert Adams

        Considering I have a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University but still can not comprehend what the above sentence says, perhaps it is not I who needs to reexamine my thinking.

        • CJAS

          Or considering you have MA and you can’t understand what the above sentence means, perhaps having MA doesn’t prove, or mean, anything.

          PS. I too have a MA (Virginia), and a JD (Illinois).

          • Robert Adams

            Sorry, but I had already graduated from High School and was on to college when the bunch of clowns decided that the “New Math” was the way to go, I actually learned to add, subtract, multiply and divide number in my head.

            The only thing I know about subsets is, i hear they are real pretty in Hawaii.

          • CJAS

            Claims of intellectual superiority doesn’t make your argument correct.

          • Robert Adams

            I always feel free to criticize ideas and behaviors but I’m careful not to criticize the things a person has no control over, such as their intellect or their physical attributes….UNLESS that person starts a personal pissing contest.

            You may not agree with my original comment. Not a problem, But a valid alternative argument to my point is not “you might want to reexamine your thinking.”

            It may be your opinion that my premise is wrong, my evidence is wrong, and my conclusion is wrong. If so, point that out and offer alternatives. But if your only rebuttal is, “Boy are you stupid”, you have lost the argument, Fella.

            Educate rather than denigrate.

          • CJAS

            You drew “two conclusions” based on the reaction to one event from a small subset of a large group. I questioned that thought process–as it’s not valid thinking in any discipline that I’m familiar with. That’s your “pissing contest”.

          • Robert Adams

            Bet that obfuscation probably works on your usual jury members.

          • CJAS

            So, you didn’t say “After reading all the vitriol about Spicer’s appearance at the Emmys, I’ve reached two conclusions.” Or drawing two conclusion from small percentage of a population’s reaction to a single event is valid in some discipline?

            PS. Continually insisting that you’re more clever than everyone else gives you away.

          • Robert Adams

            Gives me away!!??.

            That is actually my picture and name.

            Who the hell are you?

          • Robert Adams

            These are your words, directed in my direction:

            “then you might want to reexamine your thinking.”
            “Claims of intellectual superiority doesn’t make your argument correct.”

            Talk about the pot disparaging the kettle….

            Anyway, OK, I’ll play along…… what subset of what group do you base your conclusions on to conclude that you are correct and I’m not, and why is your subset more valid or representative than the ones you disregarded? Also, how many disciplines for valid thinking are you familiar with and what about the ones you aren’t? Are the rules for valid thinking the same in each discipline? If yes , why do we need more than one discipline, if no, how does one differentiate between them?

            I’ve always believed that opinions are like assholes…most everyone has one and they all stink.

            So relax a little.