Fox News Hack’s ‘Gotcha’ Question Proves He Doesn’t Know What ‘Super-Spreader’ Means

Is anyone keeping track of how many consecutive days Fox News White House correspondent, Peter Doocy, has asked a stupid question at the daily press briefing, only get humiliated by Press Secretary Jen Psaki? Doocy is nothing if not determined to make a name for himself in this competition and, to his credit, he has commanding lead.

Jen Psaki, Fox News, Peter Doocy

At Tuesday’s press briefing Doocy sought to revisit an issue that he has been clinging to for several days. It concerns the Texas Democrats who left the state to prevent Republicans from passing a draconian voter suppression bill. While in Washington, D.C. a few of them tested positive for the coronavirus (which sicko Donnie Jr thought was hilarious). Doocy, along with other Fox News shills, have been trying desperately to turn that into a scandal, despite the fact that these “breakthrough” are known to occur, and for people who are vaccinated the symptoms will likely be minimal. The facts not withstanding, Doocy entered into this exchange with Psaki (video below):

Doocy: More than 10% of the traveling party with these Texas Democrats now claim to have a breakthrough case. Is there any concern that this trip that was intended to advocate for voting rights is now a super-spreader event in Washington?
Psaki: Well, I would say that’s not a characterization we’re making from here. We certainly understand there will be breakthrough cases. Even vaccines that are incredibly effective are not foolproof. They’re not 100% effective. We’ve seen that. Here’s the good news, though. We know that these vaccines, that these individuals have been vaccinated. It means it protects from death. It protects from serious illness. It protects, for the most part, from hospitalization, so that is a good sign.

It’s pretty sad that Psaki has to give Doocy answers as if he were a child. But she wants him to understand, so it’s necessary to politely condescend. After all, in his question he demonstrates that he doesn’t even understand the words he’s using. You can hardly call a half dozen viral infections among a fully vaccinated group of people a “super-spreader” event. Does anyone recall Doocy referring to Donald Trump’s cult rallies, with thousands of unvaccinated, maskless attendees, during the peak of the pandemic, super-spreader events? Those mass encounters resulted in significant spikes in infections and hospitalizations in the locales where they took place.

The only reason that Doocy is raising this non-issue now is that he’s hoping to use it to deflect from the larger issue about voting rights that the Democrats from Texas are making. He explicitly sought to divert attention from that with his follow up question to Psaki. But Psaki would not be distracted:

Doocy: Now that COVID-19, after contact with those Democrats, has reached the White House, what is your message to these Texas Democrats?
Psaki: Our message continues to be, thanks for standing up for voting rights, and the rights for Americans to have their voices heard at the voting booth, and we appreciate their efforts in that regard.

Meanwhile, Trump himself continues to support the voter suppression bills in Texas and elsewhere. He released a statement Tuesday morning linking to an op-ed asserting that “Republicans Are Making It easier to Vote and Harder to Cheat.” But you really have to wonder who would believe that a pathological cheater like Trump cares about making it harder to cheat. This is a guy who has publicly cheated on his three wives, his charities, his golf score, his “university” students, his veterans fund, his election and reelection campaigns, his taxes, and most recently his own donors. So he’s real paragon of virtue who’s commitment to honesty can be trusted. Right?

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Fox News Shill Asks Jen Psaki an Idiotic Question that Trump Already Answered Idiotically

Another day, another humiliation for the Fox News White House correspondent, and nepotism poster boy, Peter Doocy. He appears to have been given the daily assignment of lobbing vacuous questions at Press Secretary Jen Psaki that she hit out of the park. It’s a dirty job, but someone at Fox has to do it. And they apparently found just the right patsy.

Fox News, Jen Psaki

On Monday Doocy thought he had a real stumper when he was called on Psaki to wind up his pitiful pitch. Studying his notes carefully, he let loose this zinger (video below):

Doocy: On vaccine hesitancy, as COVID-19 cases rise, if this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated and you guys are having a hard time getting a certain part of the population to go get the shot, would President Biden ever call former President Trump and say ‘I need your help. Let’s cut a PSA and tell people to go do it?’

Let’s go to slo-mo for a closer look at what Doocy just threw down. He is plainly conceding that COVID cases are rising due to the resistance of glassy-eyed, fact-averse, Trump cultists to getting vaccinated. That’s the only reason he could have for regarding Trump’s participation in a vaccine outreach program to be beneficial. However, Doocy isn’t acknowledging the fact that Trump’s absence from this discussion for so many months already tells us where he stands. Psaki’s response to the question addresses that:

Psaki: First I would say that what we’ve seen in our data is that the most trusted voices are local officials, doctors, medical experts, civic leaders, clergy from time to time, and that is really where we have invested our funding and our resources.

We’ve seen almost every former president play a role in putting out a PSA making sure people understood in the country that the vaccine is safe and effective. We don’t believe that requires an embroidered invitation to be part of. But certainly any role of anyone who has a platfo0rm where they can provide information to the public that the vaccine is safe, it is effective, we don’t see this as a political issue. We certainly welcome that engagement.

Psaki’s answer recognizes that Trump isn’t necessarily the best pitchman for the vaccine. Even his own disciples aren’t likely to take his word for anything. They already know that he got the shot back in January, but that hasn’t moved them. Perhaps because he did it privately and spent the next few months dismissing it. Meanwhile, his peeps are waiting on trusted sources in their community to convince them that they would benefit from the vaccine.

What’s more, Psaki pointedly notes that Trump could have done a PSA at any time in the past six months but chose not to. Not only does he not need an “embroidered invitation” from Biden, getting one would probably have a negative effect. Trump wouldn’t want to have anything to do with the guy who crushed him in the 2020 presidential election. He didn’t even bother to attend Biden’s inauguration.

Trump also snubbed a prior vaccine promoting PSA that included every other living president. So why would he accept an invitation now? Given his narcissistic reluctance to not being the center of attention, if he cared at all about the welfare of the American people he could still have shot his own PSA starring himself, which would have gotten plenty of play on the right-wing media outlets where those who care about what he says are watching. However, Trump hasn’t even done that. What he did on Monday was to release this pitifully egomaniacal statement:

“Joe Biden kept talking about how good of a job he’s doing on the distribution of the Vaccine that was developed by Operation Warp Speed or, quite simply, the Trump Administration. He’s not doing well at all. He’s way behind schedule, and people are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration, they don’t trust the Election results, & they certainly don’t trust the Fake News, which is refusing to tell the Truth.”

So Trump went out of his way to baselessly smear Biden, whose response to the pandemic has been effective and who has the broad approval (66%) of the public. Plus, Trump exalted himself with utterly delusional assertions that vaccine hesitancy is related to his “Big Lie” that the election was “stolen” from him. Seriously? Trump thinks that people will risk a slow and painful (and preventable) death from a virus because of his bald-faced, evidence-free lies about an election that he so decisively lost?

What is obviously missing from Trump’s statement is any encouragement to his foolhardy flock to get vaccinated. This would have been an ideal time to make that pitch. But not for a self-absorbed cretin like Trump. And this is the guy who Doocy thinks it would be useful to invite to participate in a pro-vaccine PSA with Biden? Yeah, right! That’ll happen.

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Fox News Piñata, Peter Doocy, Gets Psaki Bombed for ‘Loaded and Inaccurate Question’

If there’s one thing that Peter Doocy of Fox News should get credit for, it’s his tolerance for being made to look like an utter fool over and over again, without showing the slightest bit of the embarrassment that most other human beings would experience. He takes a beating and keeps on licking his wounds as if he’s actually enjoying the humiliation.

Psaki Lightening

Like a masochist unable to control his perverse compulsions, Doocy keeps coming back for more. On Friday he drenched himself in disgrace again by asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki a question that had to have been market tested by a committee in the bowels of the Fox News Propaganda Factory:

Doocy: For how long has the administration been spying on people’s Facebook profiles looking for vaccine misinformation?

Seriously? Doocy’s assertion that the administration is “spying” on Facebook profiles was pulled straight from his asinine notebook of nonsense questions. And this one was a slow pitch right across the strike zone for Psaki who replied…

Psaki: That is quite a loaded and inaccurate question, which I would refute.
Doocy: Inaccurate how?
Psaki: Well, Peter, first of all, as you know we’re in regular touch with a range of media outlets … as we are in regular touch with social media platforms. This is publicly open information, people sharing information online. Just as you are all reporting information on your news stations.

Psaki had addressed this issue on Thursday in stark detail. She spoke about the unprecedented finding by the Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, that vaccine disinformation is a serious threat to public health. Her remarks included how the Biden administration is working to counter potentially deadly anti-vaccine propaganda. She explained in clear and concise terms that the federal government is not commanding or controlling Facebook. Nor is it colluding with them to attack political foes. They are merely alerting them to posts that Facebook itself deems harmful, something every Facebook user can do. But that wasn’t sufficient for Doocy, who came back on Friday, clearly still confused and thirsting for more punishment:

Doocy: Okay, so these 12 people you have on list, do they know that somebody at the Surgeon General’s office is going through their profiles?
Psaki: I’m happy to get you the citation of where that comes from. There’s no secret list.

Doocy was referring to the 12 people who are responsible for 65% of the online disinformation about vaccines. Psaki mentioned it on Thursday, so Doocy had the time to look it up and come prepared on Friday. He chose not to. Had he done so he would have found that it was not a government list, but one produced by the private non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate. And despite his deliberate fear mongering, there is nothing untoward about being apprised of harmful disinformation online so that legal countermeasures can be taken to save lives. Psaki attempted to educate Doocy saying that…

Psaki: Our biggest concern here – and frankly I think it should be your biggest concern – is the number of people who are dying around the country because they are getting misinformation that is leading them to not take a vaccine. Young people, old people, kids, children, a lot of them are being impacted by misinformation.

However, Doocy wasn’t having any of it. Still unable to grasp the simplest notion that government has a responsibility to protect its citizens from scammers and con artists, he went off on a tangent about “Big Brother” watching you. Psaki concluded by patronizing Doocy. “If you have the data to back that up,” she offered, “I’m happy to discuss it.” For his part, Doocy left the briefing room and did a remote on Fox News that confirmed that he completely failed to comprehend everything Psaki had just said:

“The White House is now trying to change the conversation from ‘is the Biden Administration censoring people’ to ‘is Facebook killing people.'”

Fer chrissakes. That display of incoherence isn’t even worth responding to.

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Trump World Freaks Out Over Jen Psaki ‘Flagging’ Anti-Vax Disinformation on Facebook

The curmudgeons of the Cult of Donald Trump continue to be obsessed with insuring that the American people preserve their freedom to die – and to kill others – due to their politically driven and mindless opposition to getting vaccinated. That perverse expression of pseudo-patriotism has already resulted in regional spikes of COVID-19 infections, hospitalization, and deaths, in Republican counties and states throughout the nation.

Jen Psaki, Donald Trump

Consistent with that stubborn embrace of suicide-by-pandemic, the anti-vax brigades on social media have affixed themselves to a sentence fragment from Thursday’s White House press briefing. Press Secretary Jen Psaki was addressing the profusion of purposeful lies about the pandemic, and the vaccines that prevent it, that are being posted on Facebook and other social media platforms. She was highlighting the unprecedented finding by the Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, that vaccine disinformation is a serious threat to public health. Her remarks included how the Biden administration is working to counter anti-vax propaganda, most of which is spread by a few dogged online hoaxters. She said in part that…

“In terms of actions that we’re working to take from the federal government, we’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office. We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We’re working with doctors and medical professionals … to get trusted content out there.”

And that…

“Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative posts. Posts that would be within their policy for removal often would remain up for days. That’s too long. The information spreads too quickly.”

All of that would would appear to be a reasonable agenda to advance the health and safety of an at risk population. Unless, that is, you’re a right-wing Trump cultist intent on finding horrors nestled into every crevice of rational dialogue. And, unfortunately, there are way too many of them littering the InterTubes.

Consequently, an array of stupefied outrage has arisen online over Psaki’s remarks. The vax-averse trolls are aghast at what they call an affront to free speech. They are misinterpreting Psaki’s comments as government intrusion into Facebook’s private rights of expression. Which is peculiar considering they have also recently been supporting Trump’s ludicrous lawsuit aimed at undermining those rights. Fox News even featured Sean Hannity and Alan Dershowitz making asses of themselves while attempting to make that legal argument.

Other Inter-trolls are saying that Psaki is proposing censorship. Or that she is revealing a conspiracy between government and business to silence critics. Some are associating it with communism or fascism or some other repellent ideology that they don’t even know how to define.

For the benefit of the Trumpists, whose reading comprehension skills are sorely lacking, Psaki said none of that. The entirety of her comments were clearly describing an intention to “flag” (i.e. bring to the attention of) vaccine disinformation and outright lies that have the potential to cause real harm. She explicitly notes that the content she’s referring to is that which has already been identified – by Facebook – as violating their policies.

Psaki is not commanding or controlling Facebook. She isn’t colluding with them to attack political foes. She is doing nothing more than alerting them to posts that Facebook itself deems harmful and not permitted. These are not Psaki’s or Biden’s rules that are being violated. They are Facebook’s rules. And anyone – Psaki, Trump, and every Facebook user – can report a violative post. Facebook even has a “report” function on every post for people to do this on their own.

Nevertheless, the Trumpian crackpots are up in arms again, over an offense that exists only in their warped imaginations. It’s reminiscent of their freak out over Psaki allegedly dispatching door-to-door forced vaccinator squads. Which, of course, was never even remotely suggested. These nutballs are just ultra-sensitively tuned for hyperbolic rage spasms whenever something infects their pre-misconstrued thoughts. Sadly, in this matter it is likely to lead to unnecessary suffering and grief.

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Peter Doocy of Fox News Bends Over for Another Well Deserved Spanking From Jen Psaki

There really seems to be a streak of masochism in many Republicans and conservative media shills. They have no apparent limit to the amount of abuse they can take after making ridiculous remarks or idiotic inquiries. And Peter Doocy of Fox News is the best example of this perverse personality flaw, particularly during his attempted “gotcha” questions for Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Fox News, Peter Doocy

Doocy recently got creamed by Psaki when he went off about “Critical Weenie Theory.” It happened again when he tried to make an issue of Olympic hopeful Gwen Berry protesting social injustice. He also did it while criticizing Vice-President Kamala Harris for going to the border after months of complaining that she hadn’t. And then there was the time he sought to turn the origins of the COVID virus into a contrived melodrama.

On Monday morning Doocy was at it again. During the White House daily press briefing, Doocy sought to catch Psaki off guard by dissecting the language of a previous statement in order to suggest some sort of policy failure regarding the recent protests in Cuba (video below):

Doocy: On Cuba, you’re talking today about how some of these protesters were inspired by the people exhausted with the government. Why is it that yesterday the State Department was saying that this is all happening out of concern about rising COVID cases?
Psaki: I would say first that the protests were just happening yesterday. We’re still assessing what is motivating and driving all of the individuals who came to the streets. But we know that we say exhaustion, that the manner by which the people of Cuba are governed, that can cover a range of issues. whether it’s economic suppression, media suppression, lack of access to health and medical supplies, including vaccines, there are a range of reasons and voices we’re hearing from people on the ground who are protesting.
Doocy: So when these protestors are yelling ‘freedom’ and ‘enough,’ there are people in the administration who think they are saying ‘freedom from rising COVID cases’?
Psaki: Again, I would say that people are out there in the streets protesting and complaining about the lack of access to economic prosperity, to the medical supplies they need, to a life they deserve to live. That can take on a range of meanings. There’s a global pandemic right now. Most people in that country don’t have access to vaccines. That’s certainly something we’d love to help with.

You have to give Doocy credit for persistence. After getting smacked down with the first response to his pedantic question, he asks the very same question again, but modifies it to make even dumber. It doesn’t take much intellect to recognize that the Cuban people want “freedom” from an oppressive regime whose failures are putting their lives at risk. But it may be too much for Doocy and Fox News, who even complained about a New York Times story that referred to “Shouting ‘Freedom’ and other anti-government slogans,”was as an attack on freedom. Obviously, chanting “freedom” is staunchly anti-government if you’re doing it in a country that’s been run by dictators for decades.

For the record, the Cuban protesters were, in part, protesting the government response to the COVID pandemic that is surging in their country, along with other issues touching on economics and liberty. The government has badly mismanaged their vaccination program where only 15% of the population is vaccinated. Even Doocy’s Fox News colleagues reported the protests as being driven by “various government shortcomings including […] medicine shortages.” So Psaki was right both times she answered.

Nevertheless, Doocy will show up again tomorrow to frame another question in manner that only makes him look desperate to zing Psaki. And he will remain blissfully ignorant of the fact that he simply doesn’t have the mental dexterity to vanquish his far superior foe. At some point Fox News should show some mercy and take him off of this beat. But then, who would they give it to? It’s not like they have a stable of intellectual giants waiting to be called up.

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Psaki to GOP: Failure to Provide Accurate Public Health Info…is Literally Killing People

This week President Biden discussed his administration’s outreach program aimed at getting more people vaccinated against the coronavirus. The details were presented by Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the Daily Briefing on Tuesday. And that discussion triggered an ongoing freak out by Republicans and their mouthpieces on Fox News.

Jen Psaki

The frantic freaking is still in effect as Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends babbled deliriously about government goons who are “gonna knock on your door. They’re gonna demand that you take it. And they’re gonna give you a third shot.” Needless to say, that crackpot conspiracy exists only the minds of Kilmeade, his Fox confederates, and their dimwitted viewers.

But it doesn’t stop there. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-QAnon) attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas on Friday and told an interviewer that Biden’s door-to-door informational effort is really just a prelude to the wholesale confiscation of every American’s guns and bibles:

If Cawthorn thinks that the “mechanisms” that would be in place to send the feds to every home in the country is an evil plot, I hope nobody tells him about the Census or the Post Office, who have been doing that for decades.

In the interest of providing a definitive rebuttal to this avalanche of asininity, posted below is Jen Psaki’s response (video and transcript) to a question on this subject by ABC News White House correspondent, Karen Travers. Psaki spells out precisely what the outreach program is and isn’t. Not that it will will satisfy the glassy-eyed cult followers of Donald Trump, but at least it can be referenced when needed to rebut the right-wing crazy:

Travers: There’s still pushback about the President’s comments about going door-to-door to encourage vaccination. The South Carolina Governor said today that “enticing, coercing, intimidating, mandating, or pressuring anyone to take the vaccine is bad policy that will deteriorate the public trust and confidence in the state’s efforts.”

And Gov. McMaster said he’s going to prohibit the state health agencies from using the administration’s targeted tactics. Can you respond to the Governor and explain what is being done and what is not being done in this outreach?

Psaki: Sure. Let me first say that the failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines and the accessibility of them to people across the country, including So. Carolina, is literally killing people. So maybe they should consider that.

But I would say that what this is, and what this is not, it is not federal employees going door-to-door. This is grassroots volunteers. This is members of the clergy. These are volunteers who believe people across the country, especially in low vaccinated areas, should have accurate information; should have information about where they can get vaccinated; where they can save their own lives and their neighbors’ lives and their family members’ lives.

That’s exactly what this is. It’s something that’s been going on since April. And it’s something where we’ve seen an impact in states where there are lower vaccination rates. So it’s something that we will continue to work with local groups to do. And it’s a disservice to the country, and to the people who may lose their lives, may lose family members, to provide inaccurate disinformation at a moment when we’re still fighting a pandemic.

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Trump World FREAKS OUT Over Jen Psaki’s Community Outreach to Promote Vaccinations

The sensitivity setting for right-wing snowflakes has long been set at abnormally low levels. It doesn’t take much more than a subtle breeze to trigger a monsoon of outrage. Anything from gross misunderstanding of Critical Race Theory to the scandalous horror of “Dandelion-Gate” can set them off for weeks on end. And don’t even mention Donald Trump losing the election due to millions of dead, Mexican voters with bamboo ballots, who got free water while waiting in line to vote.

Donald Trump, Woman, Fear

At Tuesday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki announced a series of five measures to promote COVID vaccinations to those who have not yet gotten theirs. While the Biden program has been pretty successful, it just missed meeting a 70% goal for vaccinations of adults 18 and over by July 4th. It got to 67% and they expect the goal to be reached in a couple of weeks.

One of the five measures announced Tuesday was a community outreach program. Psaki described it to the press corps in plain terms that were still too confusing for the Trumpists, including this Junior one:

“The President will outline five areas his team is focused on to get more Americans vaccinated. One: targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”

Uh-Oh! Not an “ANALOGY!” Psaki’s simple and unassuming proclamation was more than enough to light a fire under the Trumpian Alarmist Brigades. What appears to have incited their wrath were the frightening words “door-to-door.” Consequently, they amassed in formation at their Twitter outposts to derisively characterize the program as an evil plot akin to something out of the Third Reich.

They posted veiled threats about what they would do to anyone coming to their door. They appeared to believe that vaccines would be forced on them by government agents. They asked if those conducting the outreach would be wearing armbands. Some of them seemed to think that Psaki herself would be knocking on their door and – oh boy – was she gonna regret it.

Never mind that the statement Psaki gave was very clear that the outreach would be conducted by community members, not government agents from the basements of Washington pizza parlors. They would be recruited locally and include health professionals, clergy, educators, and local representatives.

What’s more, their purpose would be solely to provide information and answer questions. The objective of the program is to talk to those who still have concerns about getting vaccinated. This outreach would address whatever their concern is and try to refute some of the disinformation that has been disseminated by Trump and his Republican con gamers, and by the lie factory of Fox News. Everyone would still be free to make their own decisions about whether to get the shot. And just maybe some lives could be saved.

However, if you observe the reaction in Trump World it would appear that the Bolsheviks were advancing on subversive vaccine resisters to stab them with hypodermic needles full of microchips and anti-fertility drugs. It truly is a dystopian wonder to see. And it affirms just how deranged Trumpian America has become in these strange and trying times.

UPDATE: Naturally Fox News piles on with an utterly dishonest article about the community outreach program. The article quoted only Republican crackpots like Lauren Bobert, Dan Crenshaw, Thomas Massie, and Andy Biggs, making the same bogus and paranoid claims.

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Fox News Hot Dogger Peter Doocy Challenges Jen Psaki with Critical Weenie Theory

Never let it be said that Fox News isn’t on top of the issues that are uppermost on the minds of the American people. And on this 4th of July weekend, Fox’s Chief White House pest, Peter Doocy, demonstrated how devoted the Republican Ministry of Disinformation (aka Fox news) is to the mission articulated by their CEO, Lachlan Murdoch, to be “the opposition” to the Biden administration.

Fox News, Peter Doocy

Doocy has distinguished himself by volunteering his behind for frequent whoopings by the White House press secretary Jen Psaki. There aren’t many “reporters” who are so selfless and/or masochistic. On this occasion Doocy bypassed any questions about the surging Delta variant of the COVID virus, or the tragic collapse of the condo in Florida, or the dramatic congressional battles over infrastructure and voting rights.

Nope. Doocy courageously went straight for the footlong controversy over the cost of cookouts. He even drew a link to the price of gas. It was a frank exchange that went something like this…

Doocy: The official White House account tweeted yesterday the cost of a 4th of July cookout is down 16 cents from last year. 16 cents?
Psaki: There has been a reduction in some of the costs of key components of a 4th of July barbeque. that was what the tweet was noting.
Doocy: So does the White House think that 16 cents off a barbeque has more of an effect on people’s lives than gas being a dollar more than this time last year”
Psaki: I would say if you don’t like hot dogs you may not care of the reduction of costs. You don’t have to like hot dogs. I will say that what we are most focused on is the fact that we’ve created now more than three million jobs since the President took office.

For the record, this is the light-hearted post that the White House tweeted about 4th of July barbeque costs:

As is apparent, many of the components of a holiday barbeque are indeed less expensive, just like Psaki said. But this complex matter deserves a deeper examination. So let’s begin with the fact that a reduction of any amount is significant. The prices for most consumer goods generally increase every year. But this year’s decline indicates that, even as the country is reopening from the pandemic, and the economy is booming, inflation does not appear to be a major worry.

Undeterred by reality, Doocy persisted with a deliberately hostile framing of his next question linking barbeque costs to gas prices. Psaki was prepared for this because she recently had to school Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-QAnon) on the subject. She replied to his ignorant tweet by noting “gas prices are the same now as they were in June 2018.” Indeed, any knowledgeable person knows that gas prices were artificially low last year due to that deadly pandemic thingy that kept people at home. Now that people are moving about again, both the demand and the cost of fuel have returned to their pre-pandemic levels.

Psaki skillfully spun Doocy’s argumentative inquiry into an snarky insinuation that he is anti-hot dog. Then she steered the discussion back to a much more relevant issue to the American people: jobs. On that subject the Republican Party has been pitifully weak as they try to belittle the historic success of the Biden administration’s first five months in office.

The bottom line is that Doocy just can’t resist trying to cast out questions that he thinks are bangers, but which actually make him look like a wiener, or wurst, a brat. Okay, I’m done now. And so is Doocy if he’s smart. But we already know the answer to that.

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Why Does this Pitiful Fox News Flunky Keep Presenting His Butt for a Beating by Jen Psaki?

The rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the diseased tree. And Peter Doocy, son of long time Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy, is one of the best examples of that old saying. The younger Doocy has been making a name for himself by engaging in embarrassing dialogues with White House press secretary, Jen Psaki.

Jen Psaki

Doocy recently got creamed by Psaki when he tried to make an issue of Olympic hopeful Gwen Berry protesting social injustice. He did it again when he criticized Vice-President Kamala Harris for going to the border after months of complaining that she hadn’t. And then there was the time he sought to turn the origins of the COVID virus into a contrived melodrama.

On Wednesday Doocy took another shot at it. This time he was revisiting a subject on which he had previously failed to make a dent. He couldn’t get a rise out of Psaki on Tuesday, so he went home and retooled his queries (maybe daddy helped him), and came back for another swing on defunding the police. After rattling off the names of the Democratic “Squad” (all progressive women of color) as proponents of defunding, Doocy entered into this exchange with Psaki:

Doocy: Are there any examples of Republican members of Congress saying they want to defund the police?
Psaki: I think most people would argue that actions are more important than words, wouldn’t you say?
Doocy: To your point there, at the time of the vote on the American Rescue Plan you had the Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, he said he just didn’t like it because he thought it was a classic example of big government, Democratic overreach in the name of COVID relief. And then Kevin McCarthy said he thought the Democrats were using coronavirus as an excuse for funding pet projects. Where is the “we are gonna vote against this because we ant to defund the police?”
Psaki: Again, I think actions speak louder than words Peter. So if you oppose funding for the COPS program, something that was dramatically cut by the prior administration, and many Republicans supported it, and then you vote against the bill that has funding for the COPS program, we can let other people evaluate what that means. It doesn’t require them to speak to it or shout it out. Their actions speak for themselves.

For a little background, Republicans voted en mass against a Democratic bill that had $350 billion dollars of funding for law enforcement. Some of them did say that they objected to the bill for other reasons. But none of them spoke out in support of the funding or offered an alternate amendment or bill to restore it. So while some Democrats have talked about defunding the police (by which they mean reallocating funds to other services – such as mental health, domestic disturbances, etc. – that police shouldn’t be doing anyway), Republicans have actually voted against the funding.

What Doocy is attempting here is to inoculate Republicans from any accountability for their unambiguous opposition to funding for law enforcement by actually voting against it. Doocy thinks that because they didn’t utter the phrase “defund the police,” that their vote to literally defund the police doesn’t count. Doocy went at this several times, but Psaki wasn’t letting him get away with it. And while Republicans are whining petulantly, it was brilliant how Psaki turned the “defund the police” meme back on the GOP.

You would think that Doocy would get tired of being wrecked in public over and over again. But either he has a steel spine, or his objective is simply to plant his false narratives and get out of the way so Fox News viewers can lap them up. Either way, he’s failing to make any progress with anything but his own humiliation. And on that score he’s been wildly successful.

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SRSLY? Tucker Carlson of Fox News Peddles Paranoid Plot that the NSA is Spying on Him

Just when you thought that the conspiracy theory crackpots of the world had hit rock bottom, Tucker Carlson comes along and blasts through to previously unimaginable new lows. And with his latest lapse into lunacy he has secured for himself the title of uncontested heavyweight Freakazoid of Fox News.

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On Monday’s episode of Carlson’s White Power Hour, he disclosed the alleged existence of a clandestine plot to banish him from television. The architects of this evil, according to Carlson, are undercover operatives of the National Security Agency (NSA). Carlson unleashed this unhinged horror story with his trademarked scowl and furrowed brow (video below):

“It’s not just political protestors the government is spying on. Yesterday, we heard from a whistleblower within the U.S. government who reached out to warn us that the NSA – the National Security Agency – is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.

Now that’s a shocking claim and ordinarily we’d be skeptical of it. It’s illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens. It’s a crime. It’s not a third world country. Things like that should not happen in America. But unfortunately they do happen, and in this case they did happen.”

That is indeed “a shocking claim.” But only because of how preposterous it is. Despite Carlson’s evidence-free insistence that it all happened, it makes no sense whatsoever. Carlson’s ego is in hyperdrive if he thinks that the NSA would waste any time trying to get his lame show canceled. And before you believe any of Carlson’s hysterics, bear in mind that he is a notorious liar. He was defended in a defamation case by his own Fox News lawyers, who successfully argued that “given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statements he makes.” In other words, Carlson’s reputation sucks and no reasonable person would believe anything he says. With that in mind, Carlson continued…

“The whistleblower, who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could only have come directly from my texts and emails. There is no other possible source for that information, period. The NSA captured that information without our knowledge and did it for political reasons. The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that.”

First of all, if the NSA were spying on Carlson they would have to have had warrants to do so. That would indicate that either Carlson, or the person(s) he was communicating with, was a foreign agent or other national security threat. Which isn’t much of a stretch considering how he has aided and abetted Russian propaganda. Furthermore, if an NSA agent disclosed an active investigation to a target of the investigation, that isn’t whistleblowing. It’s a felony.

More to the point, Carlson’s ludicrous “factual” declaration that he has “confirmed” that the Biden Administration is spying on him is laughable. The notion that the information Tucker says could only have come from NSA “captured” texts and emails is just plain stupid. It could also have come from any of those he was texting and emailing. Or it could have come from a hacker, such as the Russians who are so enamored of Tucker and his anti-American propaganda. That would fit in perfectly with their efforts to foment fear and distrust of the U.S. government. But Carlson still wasn’t through…

“This morning we filed a FOIA request – a Freedom of Information Act request – asking for all information the NSA and other agencies have gathered about this show. We did it mostly as a formality. We also contacted the press office at both those the NSA and the FBI. We don’t expect to hear much back. That’s the way that usually goes.

Only Congress can force transparency on intelligence agencies. And they should do that immediately. Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy. If they are doing it to us – and again, they are definitely doing it to us – They are almost certainly doing it to others. This is scary and we need to stop it right away.

It’s cute that Carlson refers to himself as a “journalist.” However, in all probability this is just a totally manufactured and pitiful attempt on Carlson’s part to deflect from the avalanche of criticism he’s received from a recent spate of ridiculous and even brazenly unpatriotic rants. For instance, He has taken incoming from…

After that sort of maniacal misbehavior, Carlson surely needs some distractions to take the heat off. But inventing paranoid plots against him by the NSA seems like a strange strategy to get people to pay less attention to his mental breakdowns. And one has to wonder what his bosses at Fox News think of his rapidly deteriorating cerebral malfunction. No one at Fox has corroborated this “bombshell” allegation, or done any additional reporting on it. They’ve refused to reply to inquiries or even defend Carlson. But knowing Fox, they may just be considering giving him a raise.

UPDATE: The NSA has released a statement deny that they have ever monitored Carlson, which they really didn’t need to do. And, naturally, Carlson called it a “paragraph of lies” but still hasn’t provided any proof.

And this just in: Donald Trump weighed in to say that he finds Carlson’s babbling “totally believable.” Meanwhile, Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Carlson’s NSA delusions. She plainly noted that the NSA “focuses on foreign threats and individuals.” In other words, not Carlson.

Reporter: Tucker Carlson said that the NSA is spying on him. Is the administration aware of any espionage or listening efforts on US citizens by the NSA, and is Tucker Carlson one of them?
Jen Psaki: Well, the NSA has, I think you are well aware, everyone’s aware, everyone on this plane is aware, I should say, is an entity that focuses on foreign threats and individuals who are attempting to do us harm on foreign soil. So that is their purview, but beyond that I would point you to the intelligence community.”

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