Ordinarily, being a former White House Press Secretary is not a bad place to be. Sean Spicer’s tenure, however, was anything but ordinary.
Camera ready political insiders, presidential spokespeople are natural picks to become cable news pundits. President Obama’s three press secretaries were all quickly snatched up by networks — Robert Gibbs and Josh Earnest signed lucrative contracts with MSNBC while Jay Carney went to CNN.
On the other side of the political divide, Fox News has always rolled out the welcome mat, hiring George W. Bush spokespeople Ari Fleischer and Dana Perino, while the late Tony Snow worked for Fox before going to the White House.
Spicer will not be joining their ranks.
The Hill reports that Fox News has decided to break the trend and not extend a job offer to Spicer, making him the first White House Press Secretary this century not to work for a cable news network. This comes after CNN preemptively rejected President Trump’s former top liar the week he left.
Apparently, Sean Spicer’s White House tenure has left him without even the credibility to deceive at the right wing propaganda machine of Fox.
Let this be a lesson to all who hope to use their time in Trump’s White House as a stepping stone: Trump’s toxic presidency will take you all down with him. Get out while you can.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com