Biden Administration Press Secretary Jen Psaki is out the door, leaving to take a job at—you guessed it—MSNBC. Hardly surprising because as we’ve said around here often, much of the mainstream press corps seems to be nothing more than an extension of the Democratic Party. She’ll be right at home at MSNBC, where not even Fox News’ Peter Doocy will be able to ask her tough questions.
We’re almost sorry to see her go, though, because her little head-tilt, condescending attitude, tendency to “circle back,” and smudging of the truth were must-watch TV. Especially if you were a masochist.
No doubt replacement Karine Jean-Pierre will soon earn her way into our hearts in a similar fashion.
For our farewell to Psaki, we’d thought we’d put together a few of her greatest hits. This is by no means a comprehensive list; that would take months to compile. Readers, if you have other favorite examples, please don’t hesitate to post them in the Comments Section (link at the end of this article).
Let’s start with this gem. A reporter asks about a Senate Finance Committee report that detailed suspicious payments made to Hunter Biden. First Psaki claims there’s no evidence, then she says she’s not familiar with the report.
Not even sort of believable.
Next, let’s move on to the Afghanistan debacle, where “no Americans were stranded.” Except for the ones who were.
PSAKI: "I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not."
DOOCY: "'There are no Americans stranded' is the White House's official position on what's happening in Afghanistan right now?" pic.twitter.com/0FEq5VkO6V
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 23, 2021
Moving on. Last fall, after Biden gave a dark, angry speech lambasting those who hadn’t gotten their shots, Psaki essentially claimed, “He didn’t say what you heard him say.”
GASLIGHTING: Psaki says she "wouldn't characterize" President Biden's Covid speech yesterday as lashing out and blaming unvaccinated Americans for the current state of the pandemic.
This is a lie, four Pinocchio's, 👖 on 🔥, etc.
She THEN goes about doing…just that. pic.twitter.com/pAmAm78M42
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 10, 2021
After President Biden, in September, accused the Border Patrol of brandishing whips like brutal slaveowners against migrants, a claim that’s been thoroughly debunked, Psaki refused to admit the error, much less apologize.
Despite the entire story being debunked, Psaki says “our reaction to the [lies about Haitians being whipped by border agents] has not changed.”pic.twitter.com/CAHenzgMcT
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 27, 2021
Retail crime got you down, meantime? Sick of seeing your local mall smashed by gangs of criminals? It’s not “defund the police” to blame, and it’s certainly not soft-on-crime policies and woke DAs who seemingly refuse to prosecute anything. No, silly, it’s COVID:
.@dagenmcdowell: "If you're going to lie… at least make an effort because this isn't even a good lie."
— Mornings with Maria (@MorningsMaria) December 3, 2021
Back to that Border Patrol who she refused to apologize to. The administration actually considers them of “great value,” despite all the evidence indicating exactly the opposite.
Jen Psaki: “The role that Border Patrol agents play in ensuring security and safety at our borders is something that there’s great value for in this administration.”
This is such a lie. pic.twitter.com/2SPXkknoQB
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 31, 2022
Despite record inflation and Biden’s horrible energy policy, soaring gas prices are actually Putin’s fault, Psaki says here. Notwithstanding that prices were skyrocketing before Russia invaded Ukraine.
More lies 😡
PSAKI: "The reason why the price of gas is going up is not because of steps the president has taken, they are because Putin is invading Ukraine." Gas prices rose $1.14 from Biden's inauguration to the day Putin invaded. pic.twitter.com/agUyXrXIK3
— Lee (@VictoryDay_Hope) March 6, 2022
The list could go on and on, but we leave you with the coup de grace, whereby Ms. Psaki essentially calls a network news reporter a “stupid sonofabitch.” That reporter, Fox News’ Peter Doocy, was seemingly the only White House correspondent who ever dared ask Psaki a tough question—but he always did so with respect. He was far less obnoxious than the insufferable Jim Acosta during the Trump Administration.
This is how the Press Secretary refers to a respected American news reporter. Sorry not sorry to see you go, Jen.