Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy has hit headlines after White House secretary Jen Psaki offered her criticisms about him during a podcast interview.
During the live episode of “Pod Save America”, Psaki was prompted to answer the question of whether she identified Doocy as a “stupid son of a bitch” or if he actively chose to play one on TV.
Psaki made claims that those kinds of questions do make Doocy come off as a “stupid son of a bitch” when referencing Joe Biden’s hot headed remark from an exchange with Fox News published earlier this year. Psaki did not have any evidence to offer related to the origin of Doocy’s questions.
“OK, um, well,” Psaki began her response before pausing.
“He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual, including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a bitch.”
Following the airing of this episode, Politico reported Eugene Daniels described the exchange via Twitter.
(WARNING: The following tweets contain vulgar language that some viewers may find offensive.)
Jen Psaki is asked if “Peter Doocy is a stupid son of a bitch or does he just play one on tv:”
“He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a bitch.” pic.twitter.com/2FYMPX12Rr
— Eugene Daniels (@EugeneDaniels2) April 15, 2022
Many individuals have criticized Psaki. Red State’s Stephen Miller mentioned that she “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.”
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
That point was only further cemented by Breitbart’s Charlie Sperling, who shared that “Jen Psaki, who has lined up an MSNBC gig, lashes out at rival network while getting paid by taxpayers.”
Jen Psaki, who has lined up a MSNBC gig, lashes out at rival network, while getting paid by taxpayers https://t.co/jvSTDjvqXt
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 15, 2022
Meghan McCain continued the spree, making the comment that Fox News is “the only cable network Jen Psaki hasn’t negotiated a fat check with to go work for. How is language like this toward @pdoocy ‘respecting everyone’ and ‘healing the soul of America.'”
It’s known that Psaki will be joining MSNBC, however did not discuss the topic during the podcast nor refused to confirm when she would be departing.
It appears that Psaki has crossed a line in the face of the open secret of her future plans of employment according to Colby Hall’s piece for Mediaite.
“The bottom line is that Jen Psaki is a government employee who is openly criticizing a media outlet that is the competitor of her future employer,” Hall wrote.
“If Psaki has a ‘handshake deal’ to join NBC after she officially leaves the briefing room podium, then she should reasonably be far more circumspect in not just her future briefings, but in any public appearance in which she is asked about competitors of her future employer.”
Daily Mail published a video where Psaki provided a more nuanced assessment of Doocy as a person in relation to Biden’s name-calling episode.
“So he went on TV that night and I actually watched Sean Hannity to see what he said. My mind was like really bending and hurting,” Psaki said.
“If you can imagine, it was like flames and it was like “Crime! Crime! Crime!” and Kamala [Harris] — the vice president is like walking through the flames and crime. I don’t even know what was happening.”
“But Sean Hannity asked him about, you know, what the president had said and what he said back. And he could have been like, ‘He’s a son of a b****’ or ‘I’m standing up for …’ whatever, he would have said anything,” she said.
“And instead he said, ‘You know, he called me, we had a really nice conversation, I’m just asking my questions, he’s doing his job,’” Psaki said.
“So I will say, that was a moment of grace. You don’t have to like everything Peter Doocy says or does, but that was certainly a moment of grace by Peter Doocy,” she said.
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