There are a number of rules in journalism. One of the most important ones is for reporters to never make the story about them. That doesn’t seem to be a lesson that Peter Doocy ever learned.
The Fox reporter makes a spectacle of himself at nearly every press briefing. During Joe Biden’s Thursday presser, he failed to call on Doocy. Doocy spent the rest of the day whining about the snub on various Fox programs.
The reporter continued complaining about the snub during Friday’s briefing. Jen Psaki explained to Doocy that he’s had continued access and regularly has his questions answered.
Doocy whined that Fox is the only “five-network TV pool that has never been on the list [of networks for Biden to call on], and I’m just curious if that is official administration policy.”
Psaki responded, “We’re here having a conversation, aren’t me?” Psaki replied. “And do I take questions from you every time you come to the briefing room? Has the President taken questions from you since he came into office? Yes or no?”
WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki and Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy go back and forth on Doocy's complaint that the network is "never" on Biden's list of media to call on. pic.twitter.com/OgyFSRVJo1
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The Fox reporter countered, “Unfortunately, only when I have shouted after he goes through his whole list. And the President has been very generous with his time with Fox. I’m just curious about this list that he is given.”
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