It’s so easy to upset conservatives and right-wingers. All you have to do is say something good about a member of the Biden administration or a Democrat in Congress and the extreme right begins frothing at the mouth and breathing fire.
For example, during a discussion of a back-and-forth at Friday’s White House press briefing between Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and press secretary Jen Psaki, there was a mention of President Joe Biden possibly paying a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, to which Psaki said the president wouldn’t be going to the border for a “photo-op.”
That led Fox host Chris Wallace to praise both Doocy and Psaki, according to Mediaite:
“Honestly, as somebody who’s spent six years in the White House, my immediate reaction was those are two people at the top of their game,” Wallace said.
He praised Doocy for his tough questions and said, “I mean this as a compliment. I think he has become the Sam Donaldson of this White House press corps.”
Donaldson was famously aggressive in his questions to President Ronald Reagan when he was ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent in the 80s.
“And since I was working in the press corps when Sam Donaldson was there, that’s a very grudging compliment on my part,” Wallace quipped. The Fox News Sunday anchor was NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent during that time period.
He went on to say that Psaki “is one of the best press secretaries ever.”
Psaki is indeed very good at her job, and unlike her predecessors in the Trump administration, she holds a press briefing five days a week, Monday through Friday, and never begs off doing so just because she doesn’t want to answer tough questions on issues that impact the American people.
But based on the reaction Wallace received from conservatives and other assorted right-wing snowflakes, you’d have though he just said Donald Trump is a member of QAnon and drinks the blood of infants in order to maintain the tangerine tint to his skin.