White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany served up a super-sized portion of indignation this morning on Fox & Friends at what she sees as a double standard in media coverage of women who work in the White House communications office.
McEnany and others took offense on Twitter Sunday when President-elect Joe Biden made history by naming the first all-female communications team. McEnany claimed that Donald Trump did it first, disregarding the fact there are two men working under her in the White House.
President @realDonaldTrump already has an ALL FEMALE Senior White House Press Team.
So does @VP…
So does @FLOTUS…
So does @SecondLady…
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 30, 2020
Appearing Tuesday morning on the north lawn of the White House she continued griping about the media’s coverage and then took a sharp turn into the realm of the ridiculous by complaining about having questions shouted to her by Brian Karem, White House correspondent for Playboy magazine. Somehow she’s offended at the prospect of having to do her job and answer questions from the working press.
“The double standard in the media is absolutely absurd. If you’re a Democrat woman who comes into the West Wing behind me who takes that podium your biggest concern is the next glowing profile written about you. If you’re a female woman in the Republican party who takes that podium guess what your worry is? Having a Playboy reporter shout questions at you, demeaning misogynistic questions during a briefing. It’s a double standard, one that’s ridiculous and one that the White House Correspondents Association should look into, when you have Playboy reporters shouting at women in a misogynistic manner simply because they’re a member of the GOP.”
she's trying to conjure an image of a fedora-wearing cigarette shouting about her legs, when it's actually brian karem being like "why do you lie so much"
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 1, 2020
McEnany and Karem have been at odds for quite some time. She has steadfastly refused to call on Karem during her increasingly infrequent press briefings so the reporter has on a couple of occasions shouted questions such as “when are you going to admit that the president lost the election?” at her as she leaves the briefing room. Karem fired back at her Tuesday morning.
Lame. @realDonaldTrump failed 3 times in court to ban me. Speaking truth to power is not misogyny. You work for a misogynist. Your briefings are propaganda. You failed the American people who pay your salary. You're sore because you can't answer questions honestly. https://t.co/n0vHZJipiV
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) December 1, 2020
Lucky for her she won’t have to worry about Karem or any other reporter asking her questions after Jan. 20 since she’ll be unemployed.