Breitbart’s ‘Awkward’ Interview with Sean Spicer Viciously Mocked by Critics


On Thursday night, Breitbart conducted the above interview with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Facebook Live. Almost immediately, the interview came under plenty of criticism, and not necessarily over the content. Instead, the production was a constant target, starting with the 15 seconds of silence at the start where nobody knew that they were already live. CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter, for example, was almost immediately cringing on Twitter:

Stelter’s CNN colleague, Hunter Schwartz, meanwhile, focused on how their network, a constant target of “fake news” name calling from President Donald Trump, was on two of the televisions behind Spicer and Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering:

But no reporter seemed quite as enthralled with the interview as Gizmodo’s Ashley Feinberg, who watched it live:

Specifically, she was utterly confused by the Breitbart production team’s choice of camera angles as well as when and where to zoom said cameras:

AV Club, the TV/movie/game/book criticism site affiliated with The Onion, gave the interview an improbable combination of high and faint praise, comparing the production values with “the cringe-inducing crap cinema” of beloved bad movies like “The Room,” Huffington Post, on the other hand, just said it was “painful to watch” without any of the “so bad, it’s good” comparisons.

What do you think? Is it a masterpiece? is it being blown out of proportion?

[Photo: Breitbart Facebook Live screen grab]

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