Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, has only been in the post for a short time. She has learnt the political methods of her former liberal press secretaries, such as not answering questions and pushing government talking lines, even if they are false, after a difficult start.
Psaki demonstrated on Thursday that she had crossed over to the dark side of journalism. Psaki was interviewed for the podcast “Pod Save America,” during which she alluded to a January hot mic remark in which President Joe Biden, irritated by a Doocy remark, referred to the reporter as a “dumb son of a b—h.”
The White House Press Secretary has signed an MSNBC hosting deal while still at her job and is out doing a media tour and zero journalists have a problem with this. https://t.co/JpUR0uA0ge— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 15, 2022
She now claims that her harsh remarks about Fox News reporter Peter Doocy were simply professionals behaving professionally.
Psaki was asked if he thought that was a fair assessment.
Fox is the the only cable network Jen Psaki hasn’t negotiated a fat check with to go work for.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 15, 2022
How is language like this toward @pdoocy “respecting everyone” and “healing the soul of America”.
This is no better than how the Trump administration treated the press & it’s gross. https://t.co/HlTe6cZtUq
“He works for a network that asks people things that aren’t specific to anyone, including Peter Doocy,” Psaki said, “but could make anyone sound like a foolish son of a b—h.”
Meghan McCain adds her two cents, claiming that Fox News is the only cable network Jen Psaki hasn’t agreed to work for in exchange for a huge salary. How is such language toward Doocy respecting everyone and restoring America’s soul?
Psaki took to Twitter to respond to the backlash and her rising ego. “Full video shows I also told a story about Peter’s grace last night and made very clear I was not being critical of him or any reporter at Fox, and instead was critical of the slant of some Fox topics. He is doing his job. I am doing mine. We debate. We disagree. I respect that.”
Full video shows I also told a story about Peter’s grace last night and made very clear I was not being critical of him or any reporter at Fox, and instead was critical of the slant of some Fox topics. He is doing his job. I am doing mine. We debate. We disagree. I respect that.— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) April 16, 2022
Psaki made the remark after being asked if she could share a positive Peter Doocy tale before relaying her experience watching Doocy’s Hannity appearance after Biden apologized to the reporter.
Psaki’s remark had no purpose other than to offer her critics another opportunity to criticize her behavior.