Has Jen Psaki Finally Had Enough of Fox News Hack Peter Doocy’s Gotcha Questions?

President Biden’s initiative to increase the rate of vaccinations in America is being received by the majority of people in the country with significant support and optimism. A recent poll asking whether voters in five swing states would favor corporations requiring employees to get vaccinated or get tested tested weekly found that upwards of 60% were in favor of it.

Jen Psaki, Fox News, Peter Doocy

That broad-based support, however, has not deterred Fox News and Republican partisans from launching exceedingly hostile attacks on both Biden and his plan. Here’s a taste of the rancid rhetoric that Fox is regurgitating:

That last friendly fellow who was insinuating that government employees be murdered was Josh Mandel, the current Republican candidate for Senate in Ohio.

Meanwhile, at Friday’s White House press briefing, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy assumed his role as Chief of Inane Inquisitions. Seeking to trip up Press Secretary Jen Psaki (for which he has a perfect record of failure), Doocy entered into the following exchange:

Doocy: Why is it that you’re trying to require anybody with a job or anybody who goes to school to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but you are not requiring that of migrants that continue walking across southern border into the country?
Psaki: Look, our objective is to get as many people vaccinated across the country as humanly possible. And so the President’s announcement yesterday was an effort to empower businesses, to give businesses the tolls to protect their workforces. That’s exactly what we did. But certainly we want everybody to get vaccinated, and the more people to get vaccinated, whether they are migrants or whether they are workers, protects more people in the United States.
Doocy: But it’s a requirement for people at a business with more than a hundred people, but it’s not a requirement for migrants at the Southern border. Why?
Psaki: That’s correct.

Psaki’s final response was less a reply to Doocy’s question than it was a dismissal of his foolishness as a waste of time. There are stark and obvious differences between the government’s role in making the workplaces of 100 million people safer, and the role of immigration agencies managing a few thousand temporary detainees. Biden’s focus on the former is clearly a higher priority.

That said, the welfare of the detainees has not been disregarded. All of the immigrants coming across the Southern border are tested for the coronavirus and offered a vaccination. And just like American workers, they are not forced to take it. Even so, 70% of the immigrants agree to be vaccinated. That’s a significantly higher percentage of vaccine acceptance than for Fox News viewers, which is only about 62%. That compares to 83% for viewers of CNN or MSNBC. The numbers are even worse for Trump voters (50%) versus Biden voters (91%).

Doocy’s question harbors a couple of typical Fox News hypocrisies. First of all, it’s premise is that it’s wrong to mandate vaccines. But it then it suggests that, despite being wrong, such mandates should be applied to even more people, in this case immigrants. Secondly, if Fox News were aware that vaccines actually are being offered to immigrants, the network’s xenophobes would be outraged that those resources were going to foreigners rather than American citizens. America First, and all that.

So once again Doocy has demonstrated his ignorance of the issues he raises. Either that or he is so determined to manufacture controversy that he doesn’t care how ignorant he appears. And once again Psaki has spanked him for his pathetic insolence. You would think he would get tired of this after so long. Apparently Psaki is.

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After Terrorist Attack, Peter Doocy of Fox News Asks Biden if He ‘Bears Any Responsibility’

As the U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan winds down, the risks that were anticipated are unfolding in tragic ways. On Thursday a terrorist suicide bomber killed scores of people assembled at the gates of the airport in Kabul. Twelve of them were American soldiers. It was the deadliest day for the U.S. military in Afghanistan in years.

Fox News, Peter Doocy

President Biden addressed the American people from the White House to pay tribute to the deceased heroes, to assure the terrorists that they will pay a steep price, and to comfort a grieving nation.

Biden then took questions from the press. Many of the questions were relevant and produced useful information. However, one question was brazenly slanted and intended only to assign blame at a time when the nation was more focused securing those in danger and apprehending the perpetrators. That question was asked by Peter Doocy of Fox News, of course:

Doocy: Mr. President, there had not been a U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan since February of 2020. You set a deadline. You pulled troops out. You sent troops back in. And now twelve Marines are dead. You said the buck stops with you. Do you bear any responsibility for the way things have unfolded in the past two weeks?
Biden: I bear responsibility for fundamentally all that’s happened of late. But here’s the deal: You know – I wish you one day say these things – you know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban that we would get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1. In return the commitment was made – that was the year before – in return he was given the commitment that the Taliban would continue to attack others, but would not attack any American forces. Remember that?

To his credit, Biden showed the integrity to accept full responsibility for the somber duties he performs as Commander in Chief. Doocy’s attempt to make this all about some facile form of guilt was intended to malign the President. It didn’t work.

To the contrary, Biden flipped the question back on Doocy, asking him to recall that it was Donald Trump who made the deal with the Taliban to remove all American forces by May 1st – four months sooner – in exchange for lifting all sanctions and freeing 5,000 of their imprisoned fighters. That’s a deal that Trump’s own National Security Advisor called a surrender agreement.”

Trump never had a plan to end the war or evacuate Americans and Afghan allies. That’s a failing that was pointed out on Wednesday in response to yet another ill-advised question by Doocy. And as tensions mount, Fox News seems to be having trouble fulfilling their mission to undermine Democrats in government service. They even had a reporter chastise Republicans for leaping in front of the terrorist bombing story for their own selfish political advantage.

Doocy’s efforts to politicize and trivialize the painful loss of life in Afghanistan is typical for Fox News. No story has any significance to them unless it can be exploited to hurt Democrats. Which is why Doocy and his handlers composed their question as a club with which to beat up on Biden. The only problem is that they are just so bad at it that it rarely, if ever, works.

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Trump’s Plan for Afghanistan Was to Abandon Our Troops and Allies, Psaki Reveals His Lies

One of the problems that Joe Biden inherited from his predecessors when he became President was the two decades long war in Afghanistan. And he made it clear that he was determined to make certain that it wasn’t handed down to another president.

Jen Psaki, Donald Trump

Biden’s goal was strewn with obstacles placed in his path by Donald Trump, whose abysmal deal with the Taliban has been lambasted by his own National Security Advisor as a surrender agreement,” that lifted all sanctions on the Taliban and freed 5,000 of their imprisoned fighters, including their leader.

Not one to be deterred by reality, Trump is still hammering away at Biden with blatantly dishonest representations of the situation now unfolding in Afghanistan. He released a statement on Tuesday via his spokes-shill, Liz Harrington (whose proxy Trump tweeting is violating Twitter’s rules against circumventing a ban), that sound more like a madman on a street corner yelling at passing cars than a diplomat:

“Biden surrendered Afghanistan to terrorists and left thousands of Americans for dead by pulling out the Military before our citizens. Now we are learning that out of the 26,000 people who have been evacuated, only 4,000 are Americans. You can be sure the Taliban, who are now in complete control, didn’t allow the best and brightest to board these evacuation flights. Instead, we can only imagine how many thousands of terrorists have been airlifted out of Afghanistan and into neighborhoods around the world. What a terrible failure. NO VETTING. How many terrorists will Joe Biden bring to America? We don’t know!”

There’s a lot to unpack in that hysterical harangue. Starting at the top, Biden did not surrender to terrorists. That was Trump. And Biden has not left a single American for dead, much less thousands. Trump appears to have ingested some powerful hallucinogens.

Moving on, Trump is surprised that 26,000 of the evacuees were Afghans. He apparently doesn’t know that there are far more Afghans in Afghanistan than Americans. He also doesn’t seem to know that thousands of them served our troops loyally and bravely and deserve to be rescued from a dire fate at the hands of the Taliban. Trump is actually repeating the very same racist lines that he previously used on Mexican refugees, implying that they are all criminals being “sent” to America by wily foreign governments.

What’s more, Trump is outright lying (surprise) about whether these Afghans are vetted before being evacuated. This question was raised at the White House daily press briefing by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy. Which gave press secretary Jen Psaki yet another opportunity to publicly humiliate him. Doocy asked a loaded question suggesting that there are suspected terrorists among the evacuees. Psaki replied saying that…

“We have a stringent vetting process, which includes background checks before any individual comes to the United States. So I can’t speak to one individual, but I can tell you and confirm for you that we take the vetting of any individual who comes to the United States and comes out incredibly seriously and it’s an extensive process.

“I would say that this is now on track, Peter, to be the largest airlift in US history. And that is bringing American citizens out. It is bringing our Afghan partners out. It is bringing allies out. So, no, I would not say that is anything but a success.”

Doocy, masochist that he is, persisted with another question suggesting that because Biden is hoping to stick to the August 31 date for the withdrawal to be completed, that the Taliban had “the same kind of influence over military planning as the Commander in Chief?” And once again, Psaki had to set him straight:

“Well, first of all Peter, the Taliban’s deadline was May 1st, struck in a deal with the prior administration. The President’s timeline was August 31st. That’s the timeline he set, and a period of time he needed in order to operationalize our departure from Afghanistan.”

Anyone who had even a glancing knowledge of these matters knew that the Taliban and Trump had agreed to a May 1st exit date. So it’s just a demonstration of his ignorance that Doocy didn’t know that the August 31 date was Biden’s decision, not the Taliban’s. And Biden is reserving the option to extend that date if conditions on the ground require it. The Taliban has no role in that decision making process.

It’s clear from Trump’s remarks that his plan was to leave behind both Americans and Afghans. He had not initiated any operations to evacuate anyone prior to his evacuation from the White House, even though there were only three months between his exit and May 1st. That may have been his purposeful attempt to hamstring Biden, or it may have just been his incompetence and negligence.

Either way, Trump has no right to complain about how things are turning out. Just the fact that the Biden team has evacuated 70,000 people since August 14 is a testament to what competent leadership can achieve. And he did it while also dealing with a surging pandemic (also Trump’s fault) and a busy legislative agenda that included bills to provide relief payments to the American people, a historic investment in infrastructure, and an effort to preserve voting rights.

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WHUT? Trump Refuses to Promote Vaccines Because it Might Help Biden or Upset His Cult

The years that America endured having Donald Trump occupying the White House made one thing crystal clear. Trump is suffering from Malignant Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He is emotionally incapable of caring about anyone or anything other than himself. That has been affirmed via his daily obsession with drawing attention to himself, and his incessant whining about not getting his way.

Donald Trump, Coronavirus

Trump’s promulgation of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him, and the violence that resulted during the January 6th insurrection, is further proof of his callous disregard for the welfare of others. Even worse, Trump demonstrated his devotion to only his own interests by his negligent mismanagement of the COVID pandemic and the deaths of more than 600,000 Americans. He knew early on how severe it was, but chose to downplay it in order to avoid having it reflect badly on him.

We are now facing a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Virtually every health expert has attributed this surge to the resistance of many to get vaccinated. And the data reveals that most of the resistors are Trump supporting, Republican, Fox News viewers. These are people who are less likely to be influenced by medical authorities or experts in the media. Although they could be persuaded by their Dear Leader Trump were he to speak up.

Unfortunately, a new account of Trump’s current attitude about vaccines provides additional evidence of his rancid state of mind. According to the Daily Beast

“It’s been more than six months since Donald Trump left office and, despite pleas from multiple friends and advisers, the former president has kept refusing to mount anything resembling a real effort to get his supporters vaccinated.

“As COVID-19 continues to rip through the United States, Trump has done little more than make sporadic gestures toward the vaccine, including when he said he’d ‘recommend’ people get the shot during a Fox News interview, while underscoring at the same time that he respected people’s ‘freedoms’ to not get vaccinated.”

Trump’s wavering on the issue of getting vaccinated has insured that his supporters would continue to decline the most effective method of staying healthy and progressing down the path to normalcy for the whole of society. But the Daily Beast’s sources say that Trump…

“…doesn’t want to push too hard on the subject, so as to not ‘piss off his base,'” […and that…] “he doesn’t feel he needs to do any ‘favors’ for Biden.”

And that is just about as disgusting a commentary on Trump’s perverse perspective as you’re going to find. He would literally prefer to see people get sick and die, than to offend his cult disciples or put the nation on a path to wellness because Biden might get some credit for that.

This matter was raised during a White House press briefing in July when Peter Doocy of Fox News asked press secretary Jen Psaki if Biden would consider doing a pro-vaccine event with Trump. She pointed out that the White House welcomed any positive engagement on the issue. She also noted that Trump had six months to put out his own messaging, but failed to do so.

As for Fox News, they have also had opportunities to encourage their audience get vaccinated. And despite evidence of the potentially positive impact they could have, they also declined to act responsibly. This is a pattern of behavior that is consistent among right-wingers who are focused more on maintaining power than on people. And it’s sad that everyone else has to suffer due to their pig-headed selfishness.

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PSAKI BOMB: A Doocy Dud on the Booming Biden Economy Gets Demolished

Another day, another humiliating smackdown for Fox News White House cor-despondent, Peter Doocy. If one didn’t know better, it would almost seem like Doocy was a plant in the White House briefing room, providing slow pitches for press secretary Jen Psaki to hit out of the park. Which she does with grace and saintly patience.

Psaki Lightening

During Friday’s daily press briefing the lead topic was the outstanding jobs report released early that morning. The U.S. economy added a higher than expect 943,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4% — the lowest since the pandemic hit more than a year ago.

So naturally, Doocy had to figure out a way to frame his question in the negative. He didn’t do very well. For one thing, his Fox News handlers will not be pleased that he acknowledged that the economy under President Biden is “so great.” According to Donald Trump we should be in a depression by now. But Doocy did manage to spin this good news as something to complain about:

Doocy: If the economy is so great, you guys are celebrating jobs being created at a historic…
Psaki: Wouldn’t you say over 900,000 jobs created is pretty good?
Doocy: So this is my question. Why then is the President still pushing for big relief packages, pandemic-era relief packages like the eviction moratorium?
Psaki: Well, first I would say, one of the biggest pieces of the legislation he’s pushing for as we know is the infrastructure package, and also the Build Back Better agenda. Most of the components in those packages are long-term investments. They’re overdue. They’re meant to modernize our infrastructure, put people back to work over the long-term, and make us competitive over the long-term. It is still a reality, even with a good jobs number this month, and even with four million jobs created over six months, that there are still people out of work. There are still people who don’t have enough money to make ends meet.

This answer would seem so obvious to most people that the question would never even be asked. Just because things are improving, it doesn’t erase the hardships that people have been struggling with for the past year. Particularly those threatened with eviction, wherein the missed rent payments date back several months. Landing a job this week doesn’t pay those back rents or remove the threat of eviction.

The fact that Doocy needs to have this explained to him is a sad testament to his ignorance and unfitness for the job he’s pretending to do. But it’s also typical of his tenure in the White House press corps where he’s also needed help understanding the evolving state of a viral pandemic, or grasping the complexities of inflation. He has virtually made his career by admitting publicly that almost every important field of study is over his head.

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Jim Jordan, and Fox News, Attack Obama’s Birthday Party, Get Blown to Bits by Jen Psaki

The Republican Party continues to suffer a deficit of exploitable scandals to pin on President Joe Biden. His approval rating is holding steady and his legislative agenda is progressing with surprisingly bipartisan support. As a result the GOP, and their Ministry of Propaganda (aka Fox News) are forced to manufacture hit pieces in order to keep the peasants sufficiently pissed off.

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To that end, Ohio’s QAnon Republican, Jim Jordan, posted a tweet aimed at embarrassing former President Barack Obama. Referencing his upcoming birthday party, Jordan said that “This is a dangerous super-spreader event. How can someone be so reckless? They’re killing people.” These are, Jordan claimed “The things Democrats would say if this was President Trump’s birthday party.”

The only problem with that is literally everything. To begin with, the link that Jordan provided in his attempted hate-tweet contradicted his criticisms. And you didn’t even have to click on it. Right below Jordan’s ranting it said that “The party will be held outdoors, all guests are asked to be vaccinated and there will be a COVID-coordinator.” If you did click on it, there were further details that revealed that “Martha’s Vineyard does not qualify as an area of ‘substantially-high’ risk, which was the target of the CDC recommendations.”

So Obama’s party will not be a reckless, super-spreader event that would be killing anyone. It will be an appropriately managed affair that is in accordance with CDC guidelines, and that takes into consideration the well being of the guests. If this was Trump’s birthday party, the only thing that Democrats would be saying is how astonished they are by his uncharacteristically responsible behavior.

Of course, Trump would never conduct himself with such concern and competence. In fact, he just announced another Super-Spreader Cult Rally later this month in Alabama, where masks, vaccinations, social distancing, etc., will be purposely ignored. Alabama presently has among the lowest rates of vaccination and among highest increase in new cases. So expect it get even worse there, and in the surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, Fox News White House correspondent, Peter Doocy, broached the same subject at the White House daily press briefing. It’s almost as if these people have plotted out there talking points for the day in advance. However,, as usual, Doocy was gently humiliated by press secretary Jen Psaki, when he asked what he surely thought would be a devastating “gotcha” question:

Doocy: Is President Obama setting a wrong example about how serious COVID-19 is by hosting a big birthday party with hundreds of people this week?
Psaki: Well, I would certainly refer you to the team who is working for my former boss to give you more specifics of what the protocols are in place. But I would note first that former President Obama has been a huge advocate of individuals getting vaccinated. What CDC has provided guidance on is for indoor settings in high or substantial high zones of COVID cases. This event, according to all the public reporting, is outdoors and in a moderate zone. But in addition there is testing requirements and other steps they are taking which I am sure they can outline for you in more detail.

Not satisfied, Doocy asked the exact same question two more times, while Psaki struggled to give him the same answer in different ways hoping that it would get through to him.

These pathetic attempts to turn a birthday celebration into a horror story only demonstrate how desperate Fox News and the Republicans are for anything to beat up on Democrats with. But it also reveals how ignorant they are about the state of the COVID pandemic and the proper procedures to conduct business during it, while maintaining the health and safety of everyone concerned.

If Fox News cared about the welfare of the American people they wouldn’t have spent the last year lying to them about the pandemic. Which they are still doing now. And the same goes for Republicans like Jordan whose only interests are preserving power and pleasing Dear Leader Trump by patronizing his delusional and narcissistic worldview.

UPDATE: In an effort to be exceedingly cautious and responsible, Obama Scales back his birthday bash amid COVID.

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Poor Peter Doocy of Fox News Fails to Grasp that the COVID Pandemic is a Moving Target

There really should be some minimum standards set in order to acquire press credentials for the White House briefings. The press secretary should not have to be burdened with responding to childish nonsense and politically loaded set ups.

Fox News, Peter Doocy

Early in the Biden administration, his press office articulated criteria for access saying that, “Organizations or individuals who traffic in conspiracy theories, propaganda, and lies to spread disinformation will not be tolerated.” But for some unexplained reason Fox News is still there. It is plain that they fail to meet the necessary criteria. For example, On Thursday, Fox’s White House correspondent, Peter Doocy, asked Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre this puzzling question about new guidance from the CDC about COVID protocols (video below):

Doocy: President Biden says that we are not returning to lockdowns, shutdowns, and school closures, but he also once said that we didn’t have to wear masks anymore once we were vaccinated. So, why should Americans trust him now?

Doocy’s question is founded on the ludicrous premise that things never change. So anything that a president says at one time must remain operative for eternity. If, for instance, President Biden told you it was unnecessary to turn on your headlights at noon, then he should not be trusted if he later tells you to turn them on after the sun has set.

This is the situation that currently exists with regard to the COVID pandemic. A few weeks ago it appeared that cases were declining and preventive behaviors like mask wearing could be set aside for people who had been vaccinated. However, with the emergence of the much more transmissible Delta variant that has become dominant, there is now more risk for the unvaccinated, but also for the vaccinated who can contract “breakthrough” cases.

Such cases are still rare because the vaccines continue provide excellent protection. And if a vaccinated person does get infected, they will likely have mild symptoms, or none at all. However, they could still transmit the virus to someone who has not been vaccinated. Which is why they should wear masks in public places. It’s mostly a protection for others.

These concepts appear to be way over Doocy’s head. He regards the changing guidance as some sort of admission that the vaccines don’t work. That’s a conspiracy theory peddled by his Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson nightly. They also try to fear monger about mask wearing as a government plot to control the population. But no one on Fox News has yet explained the logic behind such a plot, how it would enforce any type of control, or how it would benefit Democrats to annoy people with mandates that are allegedly unnecessary and unpopular.

Jean-Pierre was too polite to humiliate Doocy with the obvious answers above. She just calmly explained to him, as she would to a child, the reality of managing an ongoing health crisis:

Jean-Pierre: Well, because we listen to the scientists; we listen to the experts. This is a public health situation. This is not about politics at all. This is about saving lives. And this is what the President is all about. He wants to make sure that we are saving lives. If you look at, Peter, the last six months, that’s what he’s done every day. And you see that in the numbers.

Now we’re at a point where we have to double down and make it very, very clear to people that we can’t let the pandemic win. We have to continue to fight.
Doocy: So if you’re listening to the science, if scientists come to you at some point down the line and say, ‘It is our opinion that there should be shutdowns and there should be school closures, you would do that?
Jean-Pierre: Well, like I said, we listen to the CDC and the experts and their guidance. The CDC is a body that is very well respected. And again, we follow their guidance.

Jean-Pierre seems to have picked up the patience and intellect of her boss, Jen Psaki. It’s too bad that Doocy has picked up neither. He will surely come back to the press room tomorrow with more painfully stupid questions that are aimed only at making political points, rather than enlightening the public. But then, that’s why Fox “News” hired him in the first place (at the request of his daddy, Steve Doocy, co-host of Fox and Friends).

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Trump Doubles Down on His Deadly, Sociopathic, Pro-COVID Agenda

The stubborn determination of Donald Trump to see thousands more Americans suffer and die from a preventable illness is becoming harder to comprehend with each new comment he makes on the subject. Trump is already going down in history for having presided over the loss of more than 600,000 Americans due to his negligent and incompetent mismanagement of the COVID pandemic. But now he seems to be trying to put his dreadful record even farther out of reach of future genocidal leaders.

Donald Trump, Coronavirus

On Tuesday Trump released another of the alt-tweets that he has been having his spokes-shill, Liz Harrington, post on his behalf since he was banned from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” She is doing that in clear violation of Twitter’s terms of service that prohibit attempts to circumvent a suspension, and her account should be reported and suspended for her repeated breach of Twitter rules. On this occasion, Trump reprised his pro-COVID position insisting that…

“We won’t go back. We won’t mask our children. Joe Biden and his Administration learned nothing from the last year. Brave Americans learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back. Don’t surrender to COVID. Don’t go back! Why do Democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children or our Country.”

So Trump has decided, once again, to completely ignore the science that is alerting us to increasing risks. He says that he doesn’t want to “go back,” but the new guidance regarding masks is based on forward looking data that the pandemic is surging due to the new Delta variant, which is infecting a much younger population, including children. In fact, it is Trump who is going backwards to the days when he dismissed the coronavirus as a hoax or the flu, which he knew at the time was a lie. That position led to unimaginable grief and hardship.

What’s more, Trump’s assertion that “Joe Biden and his Administration learned nothing from the last year,” is about as far removed from reality as it can get. Biden is responsibly following the experts at the CDC. By continuing to dismiss the science, it is Trump who has learned nothing. But then, when has he ever learned anything?

Trump refers to “Brave Americans” who have “learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back.” He must not be referring to the hundreds of thousands who are dead. Perhaps he means the approximately 100 million who have yet to get vaccinated, and who are mostly Trump supporters and Fox News viewers? They are the primary reason that the Delta variant is spreading so rapidly and necessitating the new masking guidance.

It is Trump who is going back. It is Trump who who is surrendering to COVID. It is Trump who not only distrusts, but demeans science. And it is Trump who is spreading the ignorance that will let the horrors of the past year happen all over again.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Last week Fox’s Peter Doocy asked press secretary Jen Psaki if Biden should ask Trump to join him in promoting the vaccine. Psaki replied that Trump didn’t need an “embroidered invitation.” He could have done his own PSA at any time in the past six months but chose not to.

Which makes it all the more grotesquely irresponsible that, even in this new statement by Trump, he still doesn’t bother to encourage anyone to get vaccinated. But that’s only because he simply doesn’t give a damn about anyone but himself.

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Fox News Remedial Reporter Peter Doocy Tries – and Fails – to Set Up Jen Psaki

On Monday morning, Peter Doocy, the nepotism hire serving as Fox News White House correspondent, sputtered out another of his pitifully impotent attempts at a gotcha question for Jedi Press Secretary Jen Psaki. This is becoming a daily episodic farce that is way too predictable to last another season.

Jen Psaki, Fox News, Peter Doocy

You might think that after humiliating himself repeatedly, Doocy would take some time off to ponder what career path he might actually be suited for. It surely isn’t journalism. In just the past few weeks Doocy has presented his behind for spanking too many times to list, but here are a few standouts:

The latest moment of shame came when Doocy asked a short, but fatuous question concerning the troubling increase in COVID pandemic activity that all the data shows is hitting predominantly Republicans and/or Fox News viewers. The exchange with Psaki went something like this…

Doocy: On COVID, Dr. Fauci says we’re going in the wrong direction. Whose fault is that?
Psaki: Well, I would say first what he was referring to is the fact that because there are still a large population of people in this country who were unvaccinated, and we have the most transmissible variants that we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic, that more people are getting sick with COVID. Those numbers are not moving in the right direction. I think that’s accurate and you can see it by data.

The strikingly thin premise of Doocy’s question was aimed at prodding Psaki to assign blame for the viral spike. That is hardly an appropriate line of inquiry. The only purpose of such a question would be to goad Psaki into pointing fingers at Trump or Fox News or Facebook or any of the other sources of deliberate disinformation.

Following that, Doocy, or his confederates back at Fox’s studio, could complain bitterly that Psaki was taking partisan pot shots and pushing responsibility to others. Then, of course, the Fox Newsers would blame the Biden administration for COVID spreading in some contorted illogic devised just for the occasion.

Unfortunately for Doocy and Fox, Psaki, as usual, didn’t take the bait. Instead she provided a beginners lesson for Doocy on how viruses work and what makes them so dangerous. Not that he’ll be able to comprehend or retain such knowledge. But she has give it a try. Doocy will surely return the next day with yet another imagined zinger that will turn out to be another dud. And this show will continue until Fox News decides to have some mercy and cancel it.

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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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