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Spicer: Publicity-Hungry Reporters Want to 'Become YouTube Stars'

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 09:26 PM

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday defended a recent press conference held off-camera and with audio recording barred.

The reason, he told talk radio host Laura Ingraham, is some reporters are trying to get attention for themselves rather than focus on the issues.

"There's a lot of them that want to become YouTube stars and ask some snarky question that's been asked eight times," he said, per Lifezette. "That's their right to do that. But it's our job to make sure that we're providing updates and readouts of what the president is doing and the advances he is making on his agenda."

The snarkiness from reporters stems from many of them attempting to get the clip of themselves asking a question on the air rather than taking time to understand the issues. 

Off-camera briefings may allow audio in the future, Spicer said, before adding, "we had . . . several outlets violate the press guidance a couple times. The nice thing about turning the cameras off sometimes, and I find this, is that it is not 'performance art.'"

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