Reuters faced major backlash after broadcasting from the home of Sean Spicer following his resignation, a move that drew sharp condemnation from both sides of the aisle.
The Hill reported:
Reuters set up a camera outside the home of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s hours after his resignation, drawing rare bipartisan condemnation on social media.
The news agency decided to take down the feed later on Friday.
Spicer abruptly resigned Friday after President Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. He indicated in a tweet Friday afternoon he will stay on the White House communications team until August.
Spicer lives in Virginia. The 45-year-old has a wife and two young children.
The blowback against the U.K.-based news agency was apparent on Twitter, which included criticism from both sides of the aisle.
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) July 21, 2017
People lit up Reuters over their terrible decision to broadcast from Spicer’s home…
The media, being terrible at their job. Well done, guys. It’s a house. https://t.co/YGpzELdeT1
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 21, 2017
Get a grip, Reuters.https://t.co/dRY7pt8m9r
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 21, 2017
This is irresponsible. Family deserves privacy — and broadcasting their home just invites trouble. https://t.co/K8VYlSSkpM
— Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) July 21, 2017
A live shot of why people hate the media. https://t.co/ptbBZlYAj1
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 21, 2017
They say God has a plan for all of us. For a lucky few, that plan is staking out Sean Spicer’s house with a camera in the middle of July
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 21, 2017
Reuters TV is running a live shot of the outside of Spicer’s house. Whatta town.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 21, 2017
This is not newsworthy. Spicer is at the White House, not at home….and he has young kids. Don’t know why Reuters would do this. pic.twitter.com/XSzYclWdGj
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 21, 2017