Great Job, Internet!: Sean Spicer picked a fight with the wrong journalism outlet

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s contempt for the press is well-known. His press conferences are unhinged assaults against the fourth estate, while he plays nicer behind closed doors with the racist, misogynist fringe outlet Breitbart. Just this week, the Trump team began emboldening rape apologist Mike Cernovich, with the president’s own son tweeting this morning that Cernovich should win a Pulitzer.

Meanwhile, Spicer referred to actual Pulitzer-winning outlet ProPublica yesterday as a “left-wing blog.” For context, Spicer was asked about ProPublica‘s recent report that the flimsy firewalls set up between President Trump and his flimflam business empire were being steadily removed, such that he could continue to profit from them while ostensibly serving the American people. ProPublica, for its part, is an esteemed non-profit journalism outlet that produces important but often dry deep investigations necessary to the function of journalism in a representative democracy. We could …

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