President Joe Biden’s long-awaited first press conference finally happened, and it went as expected.
Aside from mumbling through his words and losing his train of thought, Biden called on only 10 reporters.
Fox News was not one of them, and Peter Doocy was not happy.
According to Doocy, it was a shame that… he was not called …because he would have asked questions about the most important topics.
So, he decided to confront White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about it.
“We noticed starting at the end of the campaign and then into the transition, and here at the White House, any time that the president has an event where he is given a list of reporters to call on, FOX is the only member of the five network TV pool that has never been on the list in front of the president,” Doocy told Psaki. “And I’m just curious if that is an official administration policy.”
As usual, Psaki immediately got defensive. She told Doocy that she has always answered his questions.
“Has the president taken questions from you since he came into office? Yes or no?” she shot back.
“Only when I have shouted after he goes through his whole list,” Doocy said. “And the president has been very generous with his time with FOX. I’m just curious about this list that he is given.”
Unsurprisingly, Psaki dodged the question again.
“Well, I would say that I’m always happy to have this conversation with you—even about your awesome socks you’re wearing today and have a conversation with you even when we disagree,” she said. “The president’s taking your questions.”
Then she proceeded to change the topic, saying that she was looking forward to appearing on Fox News on Sunday “for the third time in the last few months,” she stressed.
She added, “I think we’ve got to move on because we’ve got limited time,” and that was the end of that.