White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that when she leaves, she will miss even Peter Doocy with Fox News. Her replacement does not feel the same way, rather Karine Jean-Pierre says that Fox News is “racist”.
Jean-Pierre has on multiple occasions made the claim that the network is racist. In 2020 she made the claim on an MSNBC show with Joy Reid and then reinforced the claim through a Tweet.
“Fox News was racist before #coronavirus, they are racist during coronavirus, and Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus,” she said in the post.
The Tweet remains available to this day and has not been removed.
It seems slightly odd that the Biden administration would appoint someone to a position specifically dealing with press relations while that person has clearly stated biases against certain networks.
The topic was fact-checked by Snopes where they confirmed that the quote was correctly attributed to Jean-Pierre and that she has made the claim on numerous occasions. They also included footage from Joy Reid’s show and gave full context, which did not help the new Press Secretary’s position.
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