White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is not exactly professional in her approach to the job. We know that much is true. Let us “circle back” to some of her worst moments before coming full circle to her latest ineptitude — calling perhaps the best White House reporter a vile and disgusting name, or at least insinuating that he sounds as though the name were apt.
Remember the time when she essentially endorsed Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Gubernatorial elections — violating the Hatch Act as she so did? That was bad, and she was justly penalized for that error.
Remember the time she, in all probability, made a deal to join MSNBC while she was still an employee of the federal government? Well, that just happened, and so far, nothing has come out of that deal.
Cringiest of all, she was involved in perhaps the worst video ever made. And to think, our top Government officials gave this their okay!
But none of this compares to what the Press Secretary just said. Making an appearance on ‘Podsave America’ Psaki said something totally uncalled for. She agreed, Peter Doocy does sound like a ‘stupid SOB’.
“He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual including Peter Doocy, but which might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a b****.”
That was completely uncalled for. Even though she did tell a nice story about Peter Doocy afterward, the damage was already done. She already alienated all Fox viewers, and she attacked their reporting as well. This is akin to Trump calling the left wing media the “enemy of the people”. But of course, no one holds Psaki responsible for her clear rhetorical fault.
We have to hold our leaders accountable for their divisive rhetoric. Fox News is an outlet just like any other. They have a slant, but not any more than CNN and certainly less so than MSNBC — a network that Psaki will likely head to in the coming months. She should absolutely apologize for this ‘joke’ of a response.