Sometimes the truth just hurts and it’s as simple as that.
But that’s a bitter pill to swallow for those who regularly try to silence anyone with differing opinions.
Now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is furious after Megyn Kelly torched her pal Jen Psaki.
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Biden Press Secretary turned cable talk show host Jen Psaki are thick as thieves.
They are both willing to obfuscate, embellish or do whatever is necessary to parrot the latest leftist line.
AOC: some unnamed thing is an ‘incitement of violence’
Back in April, in an appearance with Jen Psaki on her MSNBC program “Inside With Jen Psaki,” AOC said that holding media companies accountable for “incitement of violence,” like with regard to January 6, 2021, for example, is something that Congress should “explore through law.”
That’s because to AOC and her ilk, “incitement of violence” means saying anything she disagrees with.
She said, “When it comes to broadcast television, like FOX News, these are subject to federal law and regulation in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t. And when you look at what Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence.”
The very, very clear specifics were absent, but that’s entirely the point.
What it sounds like she is saying is that she thinks the government ought to be able to control who is on the airwaves.
Seeing as we aren’t (yet) in Soviet Russia or the People’s Republic of China, this is a problematic take for an elected representative of a country that guarantees freedom of speech.
Psaki nodded in agreement with no pushback as the former bartender indicted Tucker Carlson specifically and Fox News generally.
It’s all enough to make your head spin and former Fox host, now podcaster Megyn Kelly clearly had enough.
Megyn Kelly: “[Psaki] has no actual talent in this field”
During a broadcast of The Megyn Kelly Show on SiriusXM, Kelly made mincemeat of Psaki in a way that will undoubtedly leave her circling back for a while.
Kelly said, “We looked up just the trajectory to see maybe she’s just started and she’s building [her audience], you know, give her some time. Literally, it’s like a downward escalator … the overall and the demo off a cliff. No one wants to watch Jen Psaki. I mean no one.”
She then contended that Psaki, like many others in the White House press office, wanted to be a cable news star and used her press secretary gig and notoriety to help her obtain a job as a cable news host.
Kelly added, “This is so true of all these people that work at the White House Press Office. What they really want is to be a cable news star. And so they lay the foundation while they’re over there trying to make themselves into a national personality. What they really want is the job of the people they watch on primetime every day. They’re envious.”
But the metaphorical “kill shot” came when Kelly said Psaki is ‘failing because she has no actual talent in this field’.
She then added, “She had more talent being a professional spinner behind the lectern than she does being a different kind of professional spinner behind the MSNBC mic.”
To be fair, Psaki beat her rivals at CNN in total viewers during April as well as those in 25-54 age demographic, but then, CNN is frequently bested by the Weather Channel whenever a good old fashioned rainstorm is brewing.
Kelly’s comments can in no way be construed as an “incitement of violence” but will far more likely be an incitement of whining when a certain New York Congresswoman gets wind of them.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.