Conservatives threw a fit after President Joe Biden didn’t take a question from Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy. But, to my knowledge, Biden didn’t take questions from the New York Times or NPR, either, and they aren’t crying about it. Still, Doocy and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had a back-and-forth about that. This would be a good time to note that in 2018, Trump’s White House yanked CNN’s Jim Acosta’s press credentials.
Doocy, though, somehow played the victim, saying, “I’m just curious if that is official administration policy,” suggesting that Fox News is on a list for Biden not to ignore during press conferences.
“We’re here having a conversation, aren’t me?” Psaki shot back. “And do I take questions from you every time you come to the briefing room?”
“Yes, but…” Doocy said.
“Has the President taken questions from you since he came into office?” she asked. “Yes or no?”
“Unfortunately, only when I have shouted after he goes through his whole list,” Doocy said. “And the President has been very generous with his time with Fox. I’m just curious about this list that he is given.”
WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki and Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy go back and forth on Doocy’s complaint that the network is “never” on Biden’s list of media to call on. pic.twitter.com/OgyFSRVJo1
— The Recount (@therecount) March 26, 2021
Doocy claimed that he had a “binder full of questions” to ask President Biden.
Peter Doocy reacts to not getting called by Biden:
“I mentioned last night I had a binder full of questions. I think some people were kidding, I was not kidding… I’m not sure if that was the end of the list. If we were on it, he did not make it down that far.” pic.twitter.com/pgSKguxAIU
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 25, 2021
White House reporter for Playboy Brian Karem had to shout out questions to now-former President Donald Trump. It’s part of the job. Sometimes a reporter’s question isn’t answered. But Peter Doocy is special, I guess. After all, he works for Fox News, the super-serious network that Dominion Voting Systems are suing for $1.6 billion for being complicit in spreading Trump’s big lie about widespread voter fraud that doesn’t exist — while defaming Dominion.
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