As Twitchy reported, The Washingtonian did a story on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and included a lot of journalists, some of whom agreed to be named and others who wanted to keep their gushing anonymous. “She’s like any other competent, professional, pleasant, lovely press person from any other era,” said one. The story also honed in on reporters’ “awkward feeling of rooting,” even though we’ve been assured by CNN’s Chris Cillizza that reporters don’t root for a side. Period.
CNN posted its own piece about Psaki, drawing on interviews for David Axelrod’s podcast and a virtual symposium held by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service. CNN’s Brian Stelter alerted his followers to “lots of standout Psaki quotes.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 6, 2021