While Jen Psaki’s days as Joe Biden’s Ministress of Truth were officially over effective May 13th, the woman who served in various spokesperson capacities for two of the most dishonest presidential administrations in American history is still cranking out the whoppers as she gets set to take on her new role as hostess of an as-yet-to-be-named program on MSNBC’s “Peacock” streaming service.
On Wednesday in what was presumably her first speaking engagement since she left the White House, Psaki appeared at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics to give audience members a chance to hear her give “her reflections from the White House podium & the challenges of today’s media environment.”
Though Psaki undoubtedly thought it would be smooth sailing, as it turns out she did indeed face challenges from the media during the event when a reporter from the University’s “Chicago Thinker” independent newspaper stepped to the microphone and questioned her over her comments from earlier this month when she stated in response to a question about radical pro-abortionists protesting outside of the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices that “We certainly continue to encourage that [what she called “peaceful protests”] outside of judges’ homes.”
The problem with that answer is that it completely ignored the inconvenient fact that U.S. Code states protests outside of the homes of judges with the intent of influencing (read: intimidating) them to rule one way or the other are unlawful and are subject to fines and/or a year in prison.
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It is perhaps with that thought in mind that “Chicago Thinker” journalist/senior editor Daniel Schmidt rose from his seat to ask her about those remarks and if she regretted them. After he asked the question, Psaki first astonishingly denied she said exactly what she said. Schmidt then held up his phone and said he was quoting her. Psaki then tried to insinuate that because he left the word “peaceful” out of his question that he was lying about what she said. Schmidt correctly pointed out that “peaceful” or not, she and the rest of the Biden White House advocated for unlawful protests outside of the Justices’ homes.
Psaki’s response was to gaslight in the extreme, yada-yadaing about how she “never encouraged anyone to protest,” saying that she instead “encouraged them to engage peacefully and to do it without violence.” It was classic word games from her, as though “engage peacefully” is any different from “protest peacefully.”
She looked absolutely foolish after she was caught in her web of lies, as the video clip below shows:
Even better was when The Thinker dropped the video clip of her saying what she says she “never” said and tagged her on it:
The “Chicago Thinker” has been on a tear over the last couple of months, first by absolutely wrecking CNN’s Brian Stelter during a “disinformation conference” in early April when another one of their student reporters gave him an epic lecture on CNN’s role in being a leading “purveyor of disinformation.”
“My problem with Hunter Biden’s laptop is, I think, [it’s] totally irrelevant. I mean it’s not whether it’s disinformation — I don’t think Hunter Biden’s business relationships have anything to do with who should be president of the United States. So, I don’t find it to be interesting.”
If the “Chicago Thinker” is representative of what the future holds for journalism, I have just two words to add to this: