- Jen Psaki was asked if Peter Doocy was a “stupid son of a bitch” during a live podcast interview.
- The question was in reference to Biden calling Doocy the same phrase in January.
- Psaki said Fox News provides questions to its reporters.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took a dig at Fox News and said that questions the network provides reporter Peter Doocy might make him “sound like a stupid son of a bitch,” the Washington Post reported.
During a Thursday night interview on “Pod Save America,” host Dan Pfeiffer asked guest Psaki if Doocy is a “stupid son of a bitch or does he play a stupid son of a bitch on TV?”
“He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual, including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a bitch,” Psaki replied.
The question was in reference to the viral hot-mic moment in January when President Joe Biden called Doocy the same phrase after asking him about inflation affecting the midterms. Doocy brushed off the moment and Biden reportedly apologized to Doocy over the phone.
A Fox News spokesperson defended Doocy’s reporting in a statement to Insider and said they do not provide questions to the reporter.
“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,” the statement read.
Doocy and Psaki have clashed over the past two years as a result of Doocy’s line of questioning, although the relationship seems to have smoothed over.
A representative for Psaki did not immediately respond to a request for comment.