Fox News’s Peter Doocy has become by far the most reliable source of bad faith questions during White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s regular briefings. He either asks incredibly loaded queries or goes on fishing expeditions in search of damaging soundbites that his right-wing network can then exploit to attack the Biden administration. Doocy appears to have no genuine interest in reporting the truth or educating Americans and is content to simply serve as a hack partisan operative for the GOP.
Today, Doocy was up to his usual shtick. He asked Psaki “what’s changed” since last year when Biden stated that he wouldn’t abuse the president’s control of the Department of Justice the way Trump sought to. Biden has lived up to that promise but Doocy seems to disagree — or more likely knows that his conservative masters at Fox News want him to disagree.
Psaki responded to the ludicrous question by ripping into Donald Trump and reminding Doocy of the yawning chasm of differences between Biden and Trump.
“Well, since you’ve given me the opportunity here, former President Trump used his office to incite an insurrection, he put political pressure on senior DOJ officials to propagate lies about the election to the point where they threatened to resign en masse,” said Psaki. “I think there’s hardly a comparison there.”
As usual, Doocy’s hamfisted efforts to ding the Biden White House ended with Psaki effortlessly dismantling his talking points. One would think that eventually he’ll learn his lesson.
Psaki: Since you give me the opportunity here, former President Trump used his office to incite an insurrection, he put political pressure on DOJ officials to propagate lies about the election… I think there’s hardly a comparison there pic.twitter.com/n2dalw5ta0
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 18, 2021
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.