White House press secretary Jen Psaki reportedly said Fox News was fielding correspondent Peter Doocy’s questions that cast him as a “stupid son of a bitch.”
According to Politico reporter Eugene Daniels, Psaki made the comment about Doocy during a live taping of Pod Save America when asked if “Peter Doocy is a stupid son of a bitch or playing one. just one on television”.
“He works for a network that asks people questions that, nothing personal to anyone, including Peter Doocy, but could make anyone look like a stupid son of a bitch,” she reportedly replied.
Daniels also reported that Psaki noted how kind Peter Doocy was to Biden after the president was caught calling him “a stupid son of a bitch on a hot mic.”
PSAki also tells a story of how gracious Doocy was after President Biden called him and apologized.
— Eugene Daniels (@EugeneDaniels2) April 15, 2022
The hot mic came during a White House press conference last January when Peter Doocy asked the president if rising inflation will seriously hurt midterm Democrats.
“Do you think that inflation is a political handicap in the medium term? Doocy asked the president.
“It’s a great asset,” replied the president sarcastically. “No more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 24, 2022
Doocy laughed it off shortly after the exchange during an appearance on Fox News:
Doocy laughs it off.
“No one has checked it yet and said it’s not true.” pic.twitter.com/KXeDXjDil6
—Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 24, 2022
As was the case at the time of the question, while inflation might seem like an obvious policy handicap for future terms, Democrats haven’t really expressed much concern about the problem, to the point of often refer to as a problem of the rich. that average voters don’t care about.
New York Times contributor Sarah Jeong tweeted last November:
Everything you see about inflation in the news is driven by rich people flipping their shit because their parasitic assets aren’t doing as well as they’d like and they’re scared that unemployment benefits + checks stimmy + 15 minimum wage + labor shortage is why.
Similarly, in November last year Rakeen Mabud, chief economist of the Groundwork Collective, claimed that inflation was actually a “good sign”. This sentiment was echoed by Anne Price of the left-wing Insight Center group.
New York Times Columnist David Brooks also claimed in November last year that America needs inflation “as a society to heal”.
“I have a high tolerance for inflation in this type of economy. Because I think we need that as a society to heal,” Brooks said. “But if it turns out he accelerates the inflation of the 1970s, it becomes its own monster.”
In an op-ed for CNN Business last December, Alison Morrow wrote that “inflation may actually be good for ordinary Americans and bad for the rich.”