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Top-rated podcaster Megyn Kelly ripped White House press secretary Jen Psaki for saying during an interview earlier in the week that correspondent Peter Doocy’s network, Fox News, makes “anyone sound like a stupid son of a b**ch,” noting it was “literally” what Psaki’s job involves.
During her SiriusXM program, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” on Friday, Kelly, herself a former Fox News host, was discussing the incident with guest radio host Buck Sexton. Psaki made her remark during an appearance on the left-wing “Pod Save America” podcast where she was asked about Doocy.
Kelly said that Psaki took “a shot at him” because he frequently “asks her tough questions” (it begins around 30 minutes into the episode here).
“She’s [Psaki] making the rounds, she’s going on Pod [Save] America, the far-left Obama guys have their podcast which is popular with liberals,” Kelly explained in the set-up. “And while on there she gets asked about Peter Doocy and whether basically he’s a jerk…they ask her basically if he’s some sort of an a**hole.”
“And she basically says oh ‘he works for a network that feeds its questions to people in a way that would make anybody sound like a jerk,’” she added. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘number one, I’ve worked at Fox News and they actually, unlike NBC News, they don’t feed the anchor the questions.’ … At Fox News nobody ever wrote a question for me ever.”
“Not in a presidential debate, not on a big night, not on my nightly show, and I guarantee you nobody’s writing Peter Doocy’s questions for him,” Kelly continued. “And she [Psaki] decides to take a shot at him [Doocy]. Because he’s the only one willing to ask her tough questions.”
Sexton responded by calling Psaki’s response “pathetic” while noting that the only questions he is ever interested in hearing are those asked by Doocy, who is Fox News’ White House correspondent. He then went on to say that a number of domestic issues have been made worse such as crime, the U.S.-Mexico border, and inflation “because of insane Democrat ideas” and that if ever the country needed answers about those issues it is now.
“If we had a real press corps those press conferences would be testy, Megyn” Sexton noted. “It should be interesting.”
The former Fox News host agreed and opined that those press conferences should “be exciting.” Kelly then shared the exact quote from the “Pod Save America” podcast.
“Peter Doocy works for a network that provides people with questions that might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a b****,’” Kelly shared. “Because the question was, ‘is he really as much of a stupid son of a b as we think?”
“I know it’s annoying to be asked tough questions but it’s literally your job to answer them in that role,” she added. “And you’d do better to be honest. I mean even the president came out and tried to say that Doocy made up the basis for his questions about, you know, ‘you said you would respond in kind to Russia if it uses chemical weapons, was that smart?’”
The host then listed several of Doocy’s most recent questions to President Joe Biden, such as the his apparent suggestion that U.S. troops were going to be deployed into Ukraine and that there ought to be “regime change with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and he denied it.”
Fox News put out a statement in which the network defened Doocy: “In his role as White House correspondent, Peter Doocy’s job is to elicit truth from power for the American public. His questions are his own, he is a terrific reporter and we are extremely proud of his work.”