Doocy Grills Psaki Over Whether Excluding Questions From Fox Is ‘Official Administration Policy’

[Image: WH press sec. Jen Psaki-- ABC News video screenshot. Fox News WH correspondent Peter Doocy-- ABC News video screenshot. Joe Biden-- viral Twitter photo. The Freedom Times compilation].

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy was not called upon to ask a question during Joe Biden’s first formal press conference on Thursday. It was later revealed that Biden had help during his conference with a prepared list of reporters to call on and notes, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.

Doocy, on Friday, grilled White House press secretary Jen Psaki over whether excluding questions from Fox News is an “official administration policy”.


“Anytime where the president has an event where he’s given a list of reporters to call on, FOX is the only member of the 5 network TV pool that has never been on the list in front of the president. And I’m just curious, is that an official administration policy,” Peter Doocy pressed Jen Psaki.

The White House press secretary deflected, asking Doocy, “We’re here having a conversation, aren’t we? And do I take questions from you every time you come to the briefing room? Has the president taken questions from you since you came in– since he came into office? Yes or No?”

“Unfortunately, only when I have shouted after he goes through his whole list,” Doocy informed Psaki. “And the president has been very generous with his time with FOX. I’m just curious about this list that he’s given– only member of the 5 network pool never on it dating back to when he resumed in person events in Wilmington during the height of the campaign.”

Psaki again diverted without explaining the “list”, and instead she told Doocy, “Well I would say that I’m always happy to have this conversation with you, even about your awesome socks you’re having on today– you’re wearing today, and have a conversation with you even when we disagree. The presidents taken your questions, and I’m looking forward to doing Fox News Sunday this Sunday for the third time in the last few months.” Video Below


Peter Doocy’s exchange with Jen Psaki:


Doocy also read comments from Biden in 2005 over his position of Democrats using the filibuster:

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