Peter Doocy, the son of Fox News Channel host Steve Doocy, defended White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki during a segment on Fox & Friends.
Last week, the younger Doocy, who serves as the network’s White House reporter, had engaged in some back-and-forth with Psaki over why President Biden has not visited the southern border.
Host Will Cain took offense at how Psaki had responded to Doocy’s questions.
“It was an incredibly condescending and defensive answer she gave you, ‘what would you expect him to do, Peter, at the border,'” Cain said.
Cain was absolutely correct — and he was right to not only call out Psaki’s behavior but he was also right to defend the son of his co-host.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say that,” Peter Doocy replied. “We are not getting information. Like, there are people across the country but especially in the border sectors who want to know why is it that when there is a crisis, for example, like a hurricane or a wildfire and the president will go show up to find out what the people on the ground need. And he will do that, but not this.”
It’s not the first time that the Fox News White House reporter has defended Psaki. He offered heaps of praise on Psaki in a profile that was published in The New York Times.
But even Mr. Doocy, whose own profile has been raised by his tough questions to Ms. Psaki, offered generous words.
“It never feels like I’m getting smacked down or vice versa,” Mr. Doocy said in an interview, during which he expressed respect for Ms. Psaki’s professionalism and good humor about their frequent contretemps. “I understand why it looks like that, some of the ways that stuff gets clipped, but it doesn’t feel like that in the room.”
He said he appreciates her personal side, too. “When I got back from my wedding,” Mr. Doocy recalled, “she made a point to tell everybody in the briefing room that I just got married. That’s a transcript I can print out and show to my kids one day.”The New York Times
There’s a dirty little secret inside the Beltway – one that many conservative political pundits, talk radio hosts and journalists would prefer to keep under wraps.
At the end of the work day many of the conservatives you see on television knocking heads with leftists are knocking back cocktails together.
It’s political theater at its worst. The joke is on us.