Psaki’s big news this week may not surprise you.
According to The Wrap, Jen Psaki, former White House Press Secretary, said Wednesday that she hopes to bring her passion for “debunking” and “calling out BS” to her forthcoming MSNBC show.
Having left the White House in May, Psaki will begin her first day at MSNBC on Monday, where she will cover election coverage and pressing issues, including Mar-a-Lago. In 2023, she will begin streaming her original series.
Using her former government experience and knowledge of presidential politics, Psaki’s streaming series will inform and entertain MSNBC audiences.
“First of all, my business is not rage,” Psaki said at Vox Media’s Code Conference in Los Angeles. “What I hope to do is bring that passion for explaining things, debunking things, calling out BS when you see it to my next job.”
The Wrap noted that Psaki “called analysis that saw Biden’s speech Thursday as partisan ‘bizarre,’ noting that ‘there’s a tactical component of what he’s saying publicly … but it’s not a reflection of a change in his view.’”
Just so we’re clear, this is the speech we’re talking about — the one where he calls “MAGA Republicans” a foundational threat to our democracy:
Psaki’s new “fact checking” show did not sit well with Twitter users.
One tweeted, “Really? The most public, prolific professional liar ever is going to filter “truth” for others??”
Another one said, “As if fact-checking wasn’t already bad enough, meet the new truthfulness gatekeeper at MSNBC: Jen Psaki.”
Psaki’s transfer to MSNBC has been long in the making. Earlier this year, before she made any announcements, it was somehow leaked that Psaki was in talks with the network to secure a job after leaving the White House.
We reported at the time that while Psaki was negotiating a media deal with MSNBC while still holding the position of Press Secretary, Former Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the move unethical and wrong.