comScore

Sean Spicer to Hannity: We Weren’t ‘Ignoring the Facts’ on Inauguration Crowds

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer expressed to Sean Hannity tonight that he gets “frustrated” with liberal media “double standards” and a propensity to immediately assume he’s lying.

Hannity spoke with Spicer about liberal bias in the press and WikiLeaks exposing communications between members of the press and the Clinton campaign, with Spicer saying that it’s no surprise to any conservative that the media leans that one way.

He did say that he wants a good relationship with the press and could have easily highlighted a mistake someone made during the briefing, but chose not to.

As for the crowd size issue, which Spicer got roundly criticized for talking about in his Saturday briefing, the press secretary told Hannity the administration was not trying to “mislead” anyone, while lamenting that “the press was trying to make it seem like we were ignoring the facts.”

He likened the data he received to a weather report that offers a different take on the forecast than what another station says. Spicer said that “no one lied to you” in either scenario about the weather, “it just means you interpreted the data” in different ways.

Watch above, via Fox News.

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite:


Josh Feldman is a Senior Editor at Mediaite. Email him here: josh@mediaite.com Follow him on Twitter: @feldmaniac