"Have they not been paying attention to the way the world now works?" says Michael Schneider of Spicer's casting. "Emotions are running high, and all it takes is a headline to send people to their respective camps. Many entertainment industry execs are on social media, yet they seem to suddenly forget that we now live in a clickbait era, and no one has time for context anymore. I’m not saying creatives should shy away from tackling politics, and certain programs do it quite well — satirical comedies, documentaries, talk shows, and of course, news programs. But when injecting politics into entertainment, realize that you’re walking a fine line — and need to be prepared for the backlash." Referencing FX's recently announced Impeachment: American Crime Story, Schneider adds: "Not all politics are toxic, but there are certain third rails that Hollywood should know by now, in these sharply divided times, to touch at its own peril. And at the top of the list are two names: 'Clinton' and 'Trump.'" ALSO: Succession fans shouldn't be surprised that Spicer is on Dancing with the Stars.