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Commentary: Watch Fox’s Doocy Hit Psaki with Brutal Question About FEMA at Border: ‘Is It Now a Disaster?’




It was a little parlor game at the beginning of Biden’s management to make a fun out of Peter Doocy, White House broadcaster Fox News.

Doocy asked more tough questions than the sycophant brigade to the rest of the media, but he also asked them in a way that left his side in a small pot that other media outlets were pleased to cover.

The most famous of these was an exchange in January where Doocy asked President Biden what he had discussed in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“You,” Biden quipped. “He’s sending what he can.”

You see, funny because Fox News is the Trump network and Trump is a Putin stooge. Get it?

Everyone ate these clips – and it was probably just me. And, yes, this kind of thing is unnecessary and a bit hypocritical from people who howl like stuck hippos whenever a Republican is going fast in the media, the village of democracy.

That said, Doocy clearly showed a bit of green in her first few weeks, and when you’re the only person in the room who didn’t ask White House press secretary Jen Psaki like how Biden feels on “WandaVision”, you can’t leave those opportunities open.

But then, the problem with the ongoing dunk test on Doocy is that reporters can learn, and quickly.

The beat-up-on-Doocy party ended again when Psaki tried to own the Fox News reporter when he asked at a media briefing about when the energy workers removed from the projects were killed. by Biden is get the green jobs they promise.

“So, I definitely welcome you to show your data to all the thousands and thousands of people who can’t get a green job. Maybe the next time you’re here you can show that,” he said. by Psaki in a sarcastic tone.

Except for younot allowed prove people can’t get a green job because you can’t prove a negative – and it’s a good question that Psaki can’t answer.

The celebration should have passed here, but was ruined if Psaki didn’t keep trying. It didn’t quite work out as planned when Doocy asked if the involvement of Federal Emergency Management Agency in the current border crisis it now means “a catastrophe.”

The New York Times reported on Sunday the Biden administration is “directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in processing an increasing number of children and youth filling detention facilities on the southwestern border, while criticism is being placed on treatment of young migrants. “

“FEMA, which typically provides financial assistance during natural disasters, will help find living space and provide‘ food, water and basic medical care ’to thousands of migrant children,” the an agency spokesman in a statement.

Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for Doocy to ask, “Does FEMA’s arrival at the border mean the administration feels that what’s happening at the border is a disaster?”

“I know we’ve always had fun labels around here,” Psaki began. “But I will say that our focus is on solutions, and this is one of the steps that the president thinks will help not be a final solution, but help speed up the processing, help ensure that people come to entire borders have access to health and Medical care.

“Obviously, the numbers are enormous. It’s a huge challenge and it’s certainly a reflection of the federal government’s use of every lever to help address it,” he added.

Yes, but there is something about thatparticularly lever.

“However, at FEMA, their mission is specifically to help people before, during and after disasters,” Doocy said. “We heard you say it was a problem, and it was a challenge. Is this a disaster? “

Time for a little fun.

“I appreciate the opportunity. I like your mask,” she said. (Doocy’s mask is a mask with a blue stripe that doesn’t look like something. J. Crew might sell – in other words, nothing particularly special.)

“But I would say that FEMA is there to help make sure that people who are on the border, who come across the border, have access to [Health and Human Services] at [Office of Refugee Resettlement] shelters, that we can quickly place them in vette families. They do a number of roles there to address what we think is a significant problem and a significant challenge and I don’t think we have kept it to ourselves. “

Good, but what about the administration’s messaging, that it’s not now time for migrants to arrive?

“DHS said FEMA’s 90 -day plan will receive, shelter and relocate unaccompanied children. Does that mean the federal government is now moving beyond the message from the last few weeks, which is ‘Now isn’t the time to come’? ”Doocy asked.

“No, we’re doing both, and it’s a complex problem. There’s no doubt about it. We’re sending a message clearly to the region. Now is not the time to come. But we also want to make sure that people are treated by humanity that way children, not including children, that’s the number one nation, and so we do the same, ” Said Psaki.

So, despite the “pleasure labels” and the “compliment” mask, there’s no dunking. There’s also no reason to be, because the situation on the southern border is a catastrophe – specifically for unaccompanied minors and other young people caught up in the system.

“Nearly 4,000 youths are in Customs and Border Protection facilities this week, more than the approximately 2,600 children and youth held in such detention facilities in June 2019,” The Times reported.

“Troy Miller, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said last week that 9,457 children, including teenagers, were detained at the border without a parent in February, up from more than 5,800 in January.”

And all this, thanks to Biden’s messaging on immigration. It’s pretty hard to make someone into a fun figure when they call you there.

This article originally appeared on The Western Journal.


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