White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is getting ready for her new job at MSNBC and with quotes like the one she dropped on Fox News’ White House Correspondent Peter Doocy, she’s on her way to become a popular face at the left-leaning tabloid-style news service.
At a live event, Psaki claimed Fox News feeds Doocy questions to ask at White House Press briefings that make him look like a stupid son of bitch.
“Is he a stupid son of a bitch, or does he just play a stupid son of a bitch on TV?” Psaki was asked in front of a live audience.
“Well, 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,” Psaki replied.
Later, Psaki circled back and walked back her comment.
“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,” Psaki said. “He is doing his job. I am doing mine. We debate. We disagree. I respect that.”
Fox News responded in full support and said the network does not feed their reporters questions, challenging Psaki’s media misinformation.
“In his role as White House correspondent, Peter Doocy’s job is to elicit truth from power for the American public,” Fox News said in a statement. “His questions are his own, he is a terrific reporter and we are extremely proud of his work.”
The incident comes after President Joe Biden called Doocy a stupid son of a bitch after refusing to answer questions a press conference.