‘Shame!’ Media React to Emmys on Twitter: ‘Evil Liar’ Spicer ‘Normalized’ ‘Rewarded’

September 18th, 2017 12:29 PM

Liberals in the media and Hollywood were outraged after former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a guest appearance on stage to poke fun at himself at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 17. Offended journalists from several major media outlets took to Twitter to complain that Spicer’s appearance wasn’t funny in the slightest, but it “normalized” him as a “liar.”

CNN’s Chris Cillizza complained Spicer “consistently lied from the podium” so where’s the joke:

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake didn’t find it funny either:

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann also “shamed” the Emmys for the Spicer “validation:”

While liberal radio host John Fugelsang snarked:

Slate columnist and CBS News analyst blamed the culture for letting Spicer get away with “no consequences”:

Some writers made it about race and white privilege. Buzzfeed UK writer Ellie Bate joked:

While Chicago Tribune columnist Britt Julious had her own scathing take:

CNN Style editor Wilfred Chan even compared Spicer to a racist murderer:

Mona Eltahawy, contributing writer for the New York Times International didn’t hold back with the crass criticism, but blamed the “U.S. media” instead for “normalizing” Spicer:

Celebrities weighed in as well. Filmmaker Rob Reiner:

And here's actor Zach Braff:



Meanwhile, Chris Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter mocked Hollywood for surrounding Spicer and posing for pictures after the show was over: