Sean Spicer is meeting with network news divisions for a possible post-Bigly job

Sean Spicer conducts his daily press briefing

Now that we’re living in The Mooch Era, it might be easy for some people to look back on The Spicey Months as “the good old days.” Honestly, when I watch one of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ briefings for a few minutes, I do sort of miss Sean Spicer too. But then I remember this:

And I remember all of this too:

Spicey was a mess. Let’s not pretend otherwise. He was terrible at his job. He was a terrible spokesperson. He was easily flummoxed and he was a walking gaffe machine. So, obviously, now that he’s no longer press secretary, he’s “taking meetings” with networks and cable news outlets. Plus, he might go on Dancing with the Stars too, I guess.

While Reince Priebus became the latest head to roll at the White House, former press secretary Sean Spicer has been taking meetings with all the major TV and news networks. Spicey met with David Rhodes at CBS this past week, and sat down with a “whole slew” of people at NBC, including President of NBC News Noah Oppenheim. We’re told he also met with Fox News about a role on the network, as well as ABC News chiefs, where we reported he was offered the “yuuge” chance to compete on “Dancing With the Stars.”

A TV insider said, “Spicer has met with everyone except CNN — for obvious reasons. Everybody wants to get the first interview with him, he’s a huge booking right now — but Sean’s got his own agenda and he’s first looking for a big TV job.”

We’re also told that Spicer is also being courted by top Hollywood agencies CAA, WME and UTA, and has already met with a series of agents about TV appearances, a possible book deal and lucrative speaking appearances. Plus, Spicer was interviewed by author and MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin Wednesday at the restaurant Marta on East 29th Street in Manhattan. A source tells us: “They took the private dining room to be out of sight and were served by a manager to keep things low-key. Halperin is ­doing a book on the first 45 days of the administration.”

Another source adds that Spicer and Halperin “go back a long way,” and that the former press secretary also sought career and book-publishing advice from the seasoned reporter and editor. Halperin co-authored “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime,” which was made into the acclaimed HBO movie. Spicer — who this past week told White House reporters that nothing was confirmed and, of the meetings, “This is the phase where you just say ‘hi’ to everybody” — declined to comment ­further.

[From Page Six]

This makes me sick to my stomach a little bit, that all of these news organizations think that Spicey is a big “get,” and that he might actually get some lucrative talking head position somewhere. I mean, granted, I thought Fox News would be interested in him. But NBC? ABC? CBS? Ugh. If I worked for CBS News or ABC News or NBC News, I would be throwing a major hissy fit about just the idea of Spicey being propped up by a news division. Network news divisions: respect yourselves. Please. Spicey is not a journalist! He spent six months lying to journalists! If you want to see Spicey get paid to blather on and on about Trump or whatever, just let Fox News pay for it.

Sean Spicer conducts his daily press briefing

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  1. Esmom says:

    If I’m reading between the lines correctly, it seems as if Spicy is trying to finagle a job in exchange for an interview. We’ll see how that works out. I’m guessing he’s saving the real dirt for Halperin, whose book on 2008 was epic. In any case he won’t be the first unqualified person to get a TV news job, nor will he be the last.

    As bad as Spicy was, I don’t think he’s quite the craven a^&hole that the Mooch seems to be. I’m not defending him, just throwing out observations.

    • lizzie says:

      ehh – he doubled down on using language straight out of the holocaust denier’s handbook. i don’t think sean spicer is antisemitic but i do think he was BEYOND WILLING to sell his soul and decency to stand on a podium and repeat talking points fed to him from steve bannon – an actual white supremacist. i think spicer is much more craven because shed his ideals (and sold out his own part) for a taste of power and stuck with it despite being brutally humiliated by his boss and the country. the sad part is that he didn’t quit because he found a conscience, he quit because he didn’t get the job he wanted.

      • Esmom says:

        Very good points. I guess I was thinking that as much as Spicer sold his soul at least he had one, unlike Scaramucci, to potentially reclaim. But I don’t disagree at all that he was despicable.

      • Teatimeiscoming says:

        All of this!! Especially the part about quitting because he didn’t get the part he wanted–not suddenly growing a conscience

      • Megan says:

        Sean Spicer wants to work for the “fake news”? I guess that makes sense since he worked for a fake president. He is a deplorable through and through.

  2. Lulu says:

    I wonder if those negotiations include an office fridge as an iron-clad requirement on Spicey’s part.

  3. Clare says:

    Please Dog let Spicey be the canary that sings all of the tunes.

  4. Destroy Humans says:

    No respectable news outlet should be interested in him but we are in the Trump era where Lewandawski got a legit job with CNN. Sad!

  5. Nicole says:

    We need to stop pretending that these news orgs have any moral compass. Just think back to the softball coverage trump got during the election cycle.
    And NBC hired Megan Kelly. Enough said

    • Clare says:

      Right? They are corporations who, at the end of the day, answer to their shareholders. They will sell whatever people will buy.

      This used to be one of the things about the BBC that was (is?) above reproach – not for profit, no shareholders, no agenda.

    • Tate says:

      Yep. None of the corporate news stations can be trusted. They all helped prop trump during the election because it was good for their ratings.

    • CharlieBouquet says:


      I think the working title of his show should be Between Two Bushes

  6. Eric says:

    Is the Gong Show coming back? Spicey gonna MC it?
    Otherwise, let him write a book.

    • imqrious2 says:

      The Gong Show IS back. And Mike Meyers is the host (in costume, with a Brit accent!).

      So I vote for a tell-all.

  7. Beth says:

    Spicey made a stupid fool of himself when he was so nasty and told obvious lies everyday. He’s probably ruined his career. I can’t believe anyone would want him on their network except Faux News.
    I’ve never watched Dancing with the Stars, but if Spicey was on, I’d watch to make me laugh

    • SoulSPA says:

      I used to loooove Dancing with the Stars a few years ago. Highly recommend it. Some of the past performances are memorable in the good sense.
      If it will be available for view on youtube (I’m outside the US), I’d be happy to see DWTS again, just for Sean. For a yuuuge laugh!!!! Not ready to be surprised that he’d be good dancer. IIRC the show usually starts in September and the cast is announced 1-2 weeks earlier.
      I kind of feel he will be on the show. Don’t know how their ratings have been but they would definitely be high with such participant. Maybe with Peta now that she’s had her baby. LOL!! LOL!!

    • Triple Cardinal says:

      How about a gig on the ID Channel? Here are some of the programs that would just love a Spicey appearance:

      American Monster
      Bad Blood
      Deadly Sins
      Fatal Vows

      Think about it…

      He could do worse.

    • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

      I’d watch him on DWTS, for laughs of course. The deplorables might vote for him all the way up, Bristol Palin and dance partner were first-runners up when she did the show the first time, IIRC.

  8. Alexandria says:

    Speaking of news and Faux News, sometimes I wonder what Rupert Murdoch wants for this world. Maybe he thinks it’s his world.

  9. lightpurple says:

    I believe there is a spot on SNL for him.

  10. Melly says:

    In fairness, Sean Spicer actually had a pretty good relationship with journalists before he took the press secretary job.

  11. Reef says:

    NBC/Comcast seems to like throwing their money away but I can’t get reliable internet. All I got for this story.

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    How does anyone who was, is, or will be associated with that ‘family’ look in the mirror? I simply can’t understand associations, in any capacity, lending and yielding to positive and valuable resume growth. Baffles my mind.

  13. Radley says:

    I’m sure he’s about to get a high paying gig. But do we need another lie telling pro Trump drone on TV? Unless he intends to surprise us, I can’t with him. No thank you.

  14. adastraperaspera says:

    The only interview he should be doing is with the FBI.

  15. RBC says:

    I am still surprised Kellyanne Conway is still working at the White House. Spicer and Preibus were too “polite” in their comments about trump. Kellyanne will be the one to really let loose her true feelings about working at the White House

    • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

      Just watched KC sitting next to Nagini during a ceremony. They seem to be pretty tight. Plus, KC is, sorry to say, very smart, in a wicked way of course. She’ll be the last one to “leave”, imo.

  16. Natasha says:

    What a surprise

  17. robyn says:

    Spicer seemed willing to lie and be a propagandist for Trump. Why would any news organization worth its salt hire him? I can see him on Fox/Fake News no problem, however.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Other than Fox News–there is an ever multiplying category of right wing news outlets that cater to the types that put Trump in the Presidency. See for instance, Sinclair Broadcasting which is systematically taking over many U.S. local news stations and forcing them to show Trump propaganda segments.

  18. Incredulous says:

    Man terrible at public speaking wants to land a public speaking job. Have him co-anchor a show with Megyn Kelly, mebbe?

  19. Barbs441 says:

    How AMAZING would it be if Spicey ended up on CNN?

  20. Tourmaline says:

    This is why all the rats on the Good Ship Trumpipop hold on as long as possible. In the hopes of turning it into a massive right wing media payday which I have no doubt Spicer will accomplish. Honestly Priebus should have take a leaf from Spicer’s book and resigned at the same time to control his own narrative more.

    No way will Spicer, or Priebus, breathe one negative word about Trump, let alone do tell-all books! They want to stay under the right wing $*(# show umbrella as much as possible. Just another reason they are deplorable.

  21. The Original G says:

    Any ex-government official that takes a publicized “private” meeting with Mark Halperin is sending a message to someone about something.

  22. FingerBinger says:

    Watching Sean Spicer is like watching paint dry. I can’t imagine him on television for a hour a day.

  23. Bettyrose says:

    LOL @ The Mooch Era. I remember it like it was this morning. Farewell Mooch.

  24. L says:

    Scaramucci is gone now too. Was it just a ploy to get rid of Spicer and Priebus? Something to distract the media’s attention in the week Kushner and Trump Jr. were testifying before Congress?

  25. jana says:

    The man is incapable of putting two sentences together without screwing up the pronunciation of half the words, not to mention his voice is shrill and he has a face fit only for radio.

  26. JoanK says:

    I could almost feel sorry for Spicer if it wasn’t the Apple store video. Oh, how that off the cuff racist remark just tripped off his tongue.