Fresh out of her job at the White House, Jen Psaki is sharing the details of what it was like to serve as the Biden regime’s top propagandist.
At a University of Chicago event, Psaki revealed that contrary to what many might think, she had a “good, civil” relationship with Fox News’ Peter Doocy.
Psaki reveals the truth about her relationship with Doocy
The event moderator said that many were “mesmerized” by Psaki’s tense exchanges with Doocy and that there is much speculation about whether they got along.
What does it say about the state of journalism that it’s “mesmerizing” to see even one journalist confront the Biden administration with pointed questions?
At any rate, Psaki said that she liked Doocy even though he tried to stir “controversy” by grilling her on difficult topics that most other reporters tended to avoid, like the border crisis and Kamala Harris.
“We did not brunch, but we also didn’t hate each other. It was somewhere in between. What I will say is that we had a civil, good relationship, I will say.”
Psaki, who during her time at the podium became known for spouting ludicrous talking points in a tone of snarky contempt, said she wanted her dynamic with Doocy to reflect that “civility” was back in the briefing room — an apparent jab at President Trump.
Was it all fake?
Of course, it’s not hard to be “civil” when you have the press corps eating out of your hand.
Psaki said she called on Doocy out of respect, even though Fox News’ reporting (unlike the rest of the media) wasn’t always “positive.” Despite what she might think, Psaki doesn’t get a lot of credit for having occasional token interactions with an opposition journalist: that’s the bare minimum of democratic accountability.
Interestingly, Psaki let slip that the drama between her and Doocy might have been a little, well, fake. The viral moments were “performative” and became something of a partisan spectacle for audiences on both sides, she said.
“We had a sparring in the briefing room. Is that performative? Maybe it is, right? And what does it say about the fact that we had that back and forth in the briefing room, and on social media I was cheered for pushing back on Peter Doocy, and he was cheered for pushing back on me,” she said.
When Psaki left last week, it was on friendly terms with her longtime sparring partner, who called her departure “the end of an era.”