The Morning Briefing: Psaki Hack—Not the Communicator Biden Needs Right Now

The Morning Briefing: Psaki Hack—Not the Communicator Biden Needs Right Now
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Top O’ the Briefing

Jen Psaki Is Getting Worse

Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. The chamber orchestra outside my shower this morning really surprised me. I usually wait until after lunch for Bach.

Very often throughout 2020, I would comment that it seemed like there were only two news stories to write about: COVID and the election. All other stories were merely variations on those themes. It was a little frustrating at times, I will admit.

I didn’t know how good I had it then.

During a lengthy conversation with a friend on Monday, I mentioned that there had only been one story for the last week and a half and we have all just been looking at different ways to go at it. There would be some real money in writing a thesaurus that is all about different ways to say, “Joe Biden is awful and this is so much worse than any of us thought this would be.”

I’ll start making that list now.

While watching the latest episode of American Horror Story: Joe Biden, I was struck by just how awful it is to have Jen Psaki dealing with the press. Lady Baghdad Bob had barely been on the job when it became painfully obvious that she was horrible at it.

As with everything having to do with this administration, she’s only gotten worse.

It’s difficult to pick out the worst of Psaki’s performances in front of the press corps, but I would easily nominate Monday’s briefing. Paula had the story:

Is Jen Psaki lying or is the Biden administration in denial about Americans who are stranded in Afghanistan, unable to safely travel to the airport?

During Psaki’s Monday press briefing, Fox News’ Peter Doocy made the distinction that Americans are by and large not criticizing Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan, but the “way he has ordered it to happen by pulling troops before getting these Americans who are now stranded.”

“Does [Biden] have a sense of that?” Doocy asked.

Psaki, in her best Ministry of Truth voice, denied that Americans are currently stranded in Afghanistan, which has descended into chaos since Biden’s inglorious “withdrawal” from the country.

“First of all, I think it’s irresponsible to say that Americans are stranded. They are not. We are committed to bringing Americans who want to come home, home,” Psaki shot back at Doocy [emphasis added]. “We are in touch with them via phone, via text, via email, via any way that we can possibly reach Americans to get them home if they want to return home.

Surprise! That didn’t work out so well for her. I’ll feature just a few of the responses. Here is one from Paula’s post:

I’m not sure which working definition of “stranded” we’re using these days, but that definitely does seem to be describing it.

Our Townhall colleague Katie Pavlich shared this:

They’re lying so much now that they keep losing Jake Tapper.

Again, it’s best not to speculate about how things can get worse because they probably will. When the brain trust that’s supposed to be running the country look around the room at each other, they see anything but people with functional brains. No doubt they all think that Psaki is competent and doing a bang-up job. I bet a few of them even think Biden has all of this under control.

If anyone in the administration is aware that Psaki kinda mucks it up every time she gives a press briefing, they might want to suggest replacing her with someone who is aware that the rest of us have the internet.

Everything Isn’t Awful

PJ Media

VodkaPundit: REVOLTING: Aussies Shooting Rescue Dogs Dead in Anti-COVID Effort

She thinks that none of us have internet. Jen Psaki Just Told a HUGE Whopper About Americans Stranded in Afghanistan

Don’t Let the Door Hit You: Cuomo Plays the Victim in Final Press Conference

Gavin Newsom Blames Everyone Else for His Recall. Here Are 100 Reasons That Might Jog His Memory.

Chaos on the Ground, Collapse at the Top

Crooked Clinton Lawyer Who Paid for Steele Dossier Opens New Firm ‘Because Our Democracy Is at Risk’

Almost 15 Million 2020 Mail-In Ballots Unaccounted For

VodkaPundit, Part Deux: Former General, CIA Chief Hayden Endorses Deporting Trump Supporters to Afghanistan

At Least 2,500 Afghan Refugees Are in the U.S. Already, and ‘Many More Are on the Way.’ What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Bill Maher, Sam Harris Claim Biden’s Afghanistan Mess Is ‘Trumpian’

Portland Cops Announce They’ll Sit Out Planned Antifa Assault on ‘Pro-Freedom March’ … and Then a Gunfight Breaks Out

Biden Laughs Off Poll That Found a Majority of Americans Think He’s Incompetent

DogGate: Cuomo’s Latest Scandal

Townhall Mothership

Best. Democrat. Ever. One Democrat Is a ‘Hell No’ on the Left’s $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill…But There’s Trouble Elsewhere

Biden to Decide in Less Than 24 Hours Whether Afghanistan Evacuation Will Extend Beyond Aug. 31

Did Biden Just Cut Off Ammo Supply to Law-Abiding Americans?

Tucker Carlson Explains Why He Hates Today’s Generation of Journalists So Much

University Decides to ‘Review’ Teaching White Christians They’re Oppressors and Black Pansexuals They’re ‘Targets’

Even CNN Lets Jen Psaki Have It After She Lies About Americans Not Being Stranded in Afghanistan

Swell. CA RECALL: Over 300 Recall Election Ballots and other Paraphernalia Found in a Passed-out Felon’s Car

DeSantis and Abbott’s Opposition to Masking Children Is Finding Agreement From Unlikely Sources

San Diego County Gun Owners Taking The Bull By The Horns On HR 127

Cam&Co. Firearms Industry Responds To Latest Attacks By Biden Administration

Parenting Advice Column Says Playing With Toy Guns Is Fine

These three countries volunteered to take Afghan refugees, but none have come

Josh Rogin: The sick researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology lost their sense of smell

He also believes “Hands up, don’t shoot!” actually happened. Spike Lee on his new 9/11 documentary: Fire can’t melt steel

Moderate Dems’ op-ed: Let’s take the win on the infrastructure bill

Here’s the response Christina Pushaw received after asking AP journo if they’ve reported DeSantis’ response to misleading hit piece

The Taliban is drawing red lines now, says it will ‘provoke a reaction’ if US seeks more time for evacuations

‘The perfect ending’: Janice Dean makes Andrew Cuomo an offer he shouldn’t refuse


Joe Biden Wants You to Take the Jab—or Else

Biden’s Pointless Presidency

VodkaPundit, Part Trois: The DoD Has a Top Secret Space Weapon. Here’s What We Know.

Is It Any Wonder Americans Mistrust the Intelligence Community When They Pull Stunts Like This?

Another Study Undermines Mask Mandates

GOLD The One Tweet That Every American Would Probably Agree on Regarding Afghanistan

GOLD Monday Mood Weekly Forecast: Clown Show

Around the Interwebz

As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader

As College Athletes Start Getting Paid For Promotion, ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ And Gorilla Glue Team To Reward Weekly “Toughest Player”

Study: Ants create stable tunnels in nests, much like humans play Jenga  

First California March for Life to be held

Revealed: White House Weaklings Were Too Afraid to Tell Biden the Truth About Afghanistan

8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night In  

Bee Me

The Kruiser Kabana

Kabana Gallery

Kabana Comedy

Searching for sensible shoes I can wear at the gulag.