In a display that’s getting old and worn, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki schooled Fox News‘ Peter Doocy afresh today on COVID facts and figures — some ‘reverse gotcha’ podium speak:
Maybe it’s the network that doocy works for? https://t.co/xDcrTpxw2R
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 26, 2021
Details per Raw Story:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was forced to explain the basics of the coronavirus pandemic to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after he tried to blame the increase in COVID-19 cases on President Joe Biden, by asking, “whose fault” is it that the numbers are “going in the wrong direction.”
Naturally, the answer is those who could be vaccinated yet are still refusing to do so.
“On COVID Dr. Fauci says we’re going in the wrong direction. Whose fault is that?” Doocy asked.
“Well,” Psaki replied, “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, and that’s not, those numbers are not moving in the right direction. I think that’s accurate and you can see it by data.”
Doocy works for one of the top conservative cable channels that possibly has spread more coronavirus and vaccine disinformation than almost any other.
And of course, Fox viewers are those anti-vaxxers — yesterday, Fauci was just once again talking reality: ‘“If you look at the inflection of the curve of new cases and, as you said in the run-in to this interview, that it is among the unvaccinated. And since we have 50-percent of the country is not fully vaccinated, that’s a problem,” Fauci told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” when asked about a model projecting a worst case scenario of 4,000 deaths a day in the US from Covid-19, if vaccination rates do not improve.‘
MAGA hatters indeed.
Psaki also touched upon similar subjects today in an appearance on Good Luck America, via Snapchat, on why the Biden administration would engage with Fox News when they’re nothing but assholes — some snips via the Guardian:
“Look, I would say that the president’s No 1 goal still is beating the pandemic, our objective is to put people back to work, and we need to talk to Fox and Fox viewers in order to do that.
“Now, they are not waiting for the president, the vice-president and other people from the administration to tell them what to do.
“But they might have listened to medical experts or some of our doctors. They might. There might be information that strikes them because it’s so fact-based, if we conveyed to Fox that they may hear that.”
She told Snapchat: “I think our view at this moment is we don’t have to approve of everything [Fox News does] editorially, of everything their personalities say and do, but it is still a platform for us to communicate with the public.
“And frankly the other piece of it is getting in a fight with Fox News, at this point in time for the administration, isn’t particularly constructive coming off a [Trump] administration that completely destroyed trust in media, trust in institutions.
“That’s not the fight we want to fight right now. We want a fight about getting the pandemic under control and things that actually impact people’s lives.”
See the whole Snapchat piece:
Psaki is a way-most-welcome breath of fresh air after four years of horrifying lies and bullshit from the T-Rump’s vile, lying mouthpieces — speaking of which, Huckster Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas, and is of the Doocy squad of COVID assholes on “why I decided to get the Trump vaccine.”
And, can you actually get a vaccine to innoculate yourself against the T-Rump virus?
Anyway, Psaki is a real-life CJ Cregg:
Humanity with smarts…
(Illustration out front: ‘Jen Psaki,’ found here).