Megyn Kelly blasted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki after the member of the White House staff said Peter Doocy’s network Fox News makes “anyone sound like a stupid son of a b****” and said it was “literally” what the job entails.
During the Sirius XM “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast Friday, Kelly was talking to guest radio host Buck Sexton about Psaki’s recent appearance on the “Pod Save America” podcast where President Joe Biden’s press secretary was asked about Doocy and Kelly said Psaki took “a shot at him” because he “asks her tough questions.” It starts around 30 minutes into the episode here.
“She’s [Psaki] making the rounds, she’s going on Pod [Save] America, the far-left Obama guys have their podcast which is popular with liberals,” the host explained. “And while on there she gets asked about Peter Doocy and whether basically he’s a jerk…they ask her basically if he’s some sort of an asshole.”
“And she basically says oh ‘he works for a network that feeds its questions to people in a way that would make anybody sound like a jerk,'” she added. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘number one I’ve worked at Fox News and they actually, unlike NBC news, they don’t feed the anchor the questions. … At Fox News nobody ever wrote a question for me ever.”
“Not in a presidential debate, not on a big night, not on my nightly show, and I guarantee you nobody’s writing Peter Doocy’s questions for him,” Kelly continued. “And she [Psaki] decides to take a shot at him [Doocy]. Because he’s the only one willing to ask her tough questions.”
Sexton called Psaki’s response “pathetic” and said the only questions worth hearing to him are Doocy’s. He explained how things like crime, the border, and inflation are a disaster “because of insane Democrat ideas” and if we ever needed answers to these problems it’s now.
“If we had a real press corps those press conferences would be testy, Megyn” Sexton said. “It should be interesting.”
The former Fox News host agreed and said those press conferences should “be exciting.” Kelly then shared the exact quote from the “Pod Saves America” podcast.
“Peter Doocy works for a network that provides people with questions that might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a b****,'” the podcast host shared. “Because the question was ‘is he really as much of a stupid son of a b as we think?”
“I know it’s annoying to be asked tough questions but it’s literally your job to answer them in that role,” she added. “And you’d do better to be honest. I mean even the president came out and tried to say that Doocy made up the basis for his questions about you know ‘you said you would respond in kind to Russia if it uses chemical weapons, was that smart?'”
Kelly then repeated some of Doocy’s recent questions to Biden like the president’s suggestions that U.S. troops were going to go into Ukraine and that there should be “regime change with [Russia President Vladimir] Putin and he denied it.”
Fox News has issued a statement defending Doocy: “In his role as White House correspondent, Peter Doocy’s job is to elicit truth from power for the American public. His questions are his own, he is a terrific reporter and we are extremely proud of his work.”
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with Fox News’ statement.