Bitter Much? ABC’s Karl, CNN’s Zeleny Complain Spicer Didn’t Call on Them at WH

Following Wednesday’s White House press briefing, White House correspondents from ABC and CNN expressed their pathetic bitterness and sense of entitlement, whining that press secretary Sean Spicer didn’t call on them or some of their friends in the liberal media. 

On CNN’s Wolf, senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny was discussing the numerous questions Spicer received about miscommunication about the location of the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea when the complaint about questioners came in.

“And he did not take many questions from some news organizations, including CNN. So, we were not able to ask him if the president believed at the moment he said that that the Carl Vinson was indeed heading that direction but Sean Spicer, Wolf, today I'm not sure sort of filled in the blanks or answered the questions that still exist over this fairly extraordinary matter,” Zeleny whined.

Over on Twitter, ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl uncorked two tweets listing the outlets Spicer did not call on: 

Now, the idea that anyone is entitled to ask a question more than another is lunacy and another point that detractors of the liberal media can raise, which is their generally smug attitude. 

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For the record, Spicer called on a diverse array of outlets, which included but were not limited to (in no particular order): Fox News, NBC News, Fox News Radio, CCTV, The Daily Caller, One America News Network, The Daily Mail, Newsmax, Canada’s TVA, McClatchy, USA Today, and NPR. 

If Spicer was looking to avoid liberal outlets, he certainly wouldn’t have called on NBC, USA Today, or especially NPR (via Mara Liasson). But go ahead and keep complaining when you don’t get your way, ABC and CNN.

Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript from CNN’s Wolf on April 19: 

CNN’s Wolf
April 19, 2017
1:03 p.m. Eastern

JEFF ZELENY: And he did not take many questions from some news organizations, including CNN. So, we were not able to ask him if the president believed at the moment he said that that the Carl Vinson was indeed heading that direction but Sean Spicer, Wolf, today I'm not sure sort of filled in the blanks or answered the questions that still exist over this fairly extraordinary matter. 

WOLF BLITZER: Yeah, certainly is.

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