White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was hammered by journalists and social media users for her rude, dismissive treatment of reporters during Dr. Fauci’s Tuesday press conference that went off the rails when COVID investigation questions were asked.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
After Fauci spoke, Daily Caller White House correspondent Diana Glebova tried to ask a question regarding investigations being conducted concerning the origin of the coronavirus. Jean-Pierre excoriated Glebova for being “disrespectful” instead of answering the question.
“We have a process here. I’m not calling out on people who yell. And you’re being, you’re being, you’re being disrespectful to your colleagues, and you’re being disrespectful to our guest,” Jean-Pierre angrily asserted from the podium. “I will not call on you if you yell, and also you’re taking time off the clock because Dr. Fauci has to leave in a couple of minutes.”
As other journalists came to the defense of Glebova’s line of questioning, Jean-Pierre had a public meltdown and yelled that she was “done” answering their questions.
Twitter users slammed the press secretary’s behavior as “unprofessional” and a direct attack on the press.
WATCH: KJP did NOT like it when @DailyCaller's @DianaGlebova shouted out a question to Fauci about the origins of COVID and the @NYPost's @StevenNelson10 came to her defense pic.twitter.com/iMmU25SfuT
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 22, 2022
Part 3 — @SimonAteba comes to the defense of the @DailyCaller's @DianaGlebova after KJP dresses her down for asking Fauci about the origins of COVID: "You need to call…people from across the room. She has a valid question."
KJP: "Simon, I'm done…I'm done with you right now" pic.twitter.com/ZqEOrhggMT
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 22, 2022
Political commentator Dave Rubin hit the proverbial nail on the head, commenting, “What a condescending, smug, absolute embarrassment KJP is…”
What a condescending, smug, absolute embarrassment KJP is… https://t.co/IevkX1v0JC
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) November 22, 2022
That was followed by The Spectator Contributing Editor Stephen Miller snarking, “An incredible display of threatening anti-journalism. This is dangerous. This is a vile threat to the very foundations of which our free press democracy is based upon. A free press that is allowed to question our government is a sacred virtue for which our Republic must safe gua-”
User Pamela Hensley noted, “Karine Jean-Pierre just snapped at a reporter for asking about the origins of covid. ‘I’m done with you!’ This is how somebody acts when they lie.”
Barstool Sports blogger Jack McGuire sarcastically asked, “Why [does] she think she’s a 3rd grade teacher.”
“She’s utterly losing control of the press corps because the WH consistently spends an inordinate amount of time taking questions from the same 12 corporate reporters, day in and day out. It’s shameful. On the same day FOIA’s return Fauci’s early planning on the origins of covid,” Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll said, pointing out Jean-Pierre’s bias.
She's utterly losing control of the press corps because the WH consistently spends an inordinate amount of time taking questions from the same 12 corporate reporters, day in and day out.
It's shameful. On the same day FOIA's return Fauci's early planning on the origins of covid. https://t.co/BUB8CFSczo
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) November 22, 2022
“I attempted to ask Fauci several times on what he personally did to demand answers into the origins of COVID-19. I always come with honest answers that Americans want to know. That’s why the White House refuses to call on me, and then calls ME ‘disrespectful,’” Glebova tweeted.
I attempted to ask Fauci several times on what he personally did to demand answers into the origins of COVID-19.
I always come with honest answers that Americans want to know.
That's why the White House refuses to call on me, and then calls ME "disrespectful." https://t.co/B3zWrYaEEF
— Diana Glebova (@DianaGlebova) November 22, 2022
“In the wake of Biden’s meeting with Xi, and in the same hour that unredacted emails were released showing Dr. Fauci’s early messaging efforts on COVID origins, we tried to ask the doctor if he had advised the president to press Xi for transparency on covid. KJP immediately bulldogged our reporter to wait for a ‘turn’ that never materialized and respect the ‘process.’ Instead of substance, that ‘process’ resulted in the same parade of dorks asking silly questions like ‘why have masks become a pejorative?’ and how Fauci, who admitted lying to Americans, counters ‘disinformation,’” Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll told Fox News Digital in an interview.
“Jean-Pierre presides over a bush league facsimile of journalism, and the [White House Correspondents’ Association] has facilitated it by constituting pressers as anti-democratically as possible,” he added.
Others torched the press secretary for her abhorrent behavior:
WH @PressSec Karine-Jean Pierre and Dr. Fauci refused to answer a question posed by Daily Caller’s @DianaGlebova on how Fauci has investigated the origins of COVID.
This is what happens when you try to uncover the truth from this administration.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 22, 2022
Kayleigh McEnany on her worst day was 10 times better than Karine Jean Pierre on her best day.
— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) November 22, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre is the WORST White House Press Secretary of ALL TIME.
And it's not even close.
— Kellie L. Aldrich (@two_bysea) November 22, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre all you do is stand there and lie day after day and you refuse to answer the tough questions.
Dr. Fauci is not your guest he's an employee of the United States government and he needs to answer the questions regarding where covid came from.
— Giuseppe, USN, Patriot (@renoguy69) November 23, 2022
Fauci can’t even man-up to the legitimate question about the origins of Covid.
He has to hide behind the skirt Jean-Pierre.
— John D (@jtd_gameon12) November 23, 2022
The Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is horrible. Does not instill confidence in anything. Should be replaced.
— vinnysnaggs (@vinnysnaggs) November 22, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre is not a nice person at all. @WhiteHouse
— Joshua T. Hosler (@JoshuaHosler) November 22, 2022
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