So, will Jen Psaki end up at CNN or MSNBC? CNN has made some really dubious hires recently — namely Rex Chapman and Jemele Hill — so picking up Psaki wouldn’t be out of order. MSNBC has more viewers, though, thanks almost exclusively to Rachel Maddow.
Mediaite reports that Psaki is being “feverishly courted” by both cable networks to host her own cable news show.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 23, 2022
Dylan Byers, a founding partner and senior correspondent at Puck, reported on Wednesday that Psaki, who is expected to leave the White House this year, is being “feverishly courted” by both CNN and MSNBC.
Byers explained why media executives hope Psaki may be the golden ticket to better ratings, noting, “Psaki has achieved veritable celebrity status for her daily press briefings, which have restored sanity and professionalism to the office and earned her the adoration of the mainstream media, as well as a fervent following online.”
“She is a political celebrity, with the combination of West Wing bona fides and telegenic charm,” Byers adds, flattering the White House press secretary. “Psaki wants to be on TV, to be sure, but the industry needs her even more,” he concludes.
Let me title it for you – Circling Back
— LateDecemberBackin63 (@LBackin63) February 23, 2022
“Circle Back with Jen Psaki.”
Will CNN still be in business?
— CraigMartin (@CraigMa08781754) February 23, 2022
Just when you thought that CNN or MSNBC's ratings couldn't get any lower. pic.twitter.com/HYeQzxPtRq
— WhiskyGinger🍊 (@Pr3s1dentElect) February 23, 2022
She want to be CJ from West Wing😂
— gervy 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Gervy1392) February 23, 2022
Who in their right mind would watch such a thing? She is the 2nd or 3rd most unlikeable woman in DC.
— BatMN (@_BatMN_) February 23, 2022
Commies going full state media… gee that’s so unlike them
— Calvin Koolidge (@MentholCalvin) February 23, 2022
Oh, so they’ll continue to have terrible ratings 😂
— Kt Mc (@KtMcAmerica2) February 23, 2022
— Adorable Deb (@DeporableDeb) February 23, 2022
Can't wait. Hahaha
— Larry (@larmac21) February 23, 2022
Wow, this could be even bigger than Hillary Clinton’s podcast.
CNN hires on Jemele Hill, who credited Glenn Youngkin’s win to America’s love for white supremacy, for its paid subscription service https://t.co/p5tXRjdDjK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 11, 2022