Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany commented on the current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s habit of saying she needs to “circle back” to reporters when questioned by comparing it to her own tenure, saying “I always knew where my boss stood.”
“Let’s talk about the job you used to have for a second. You had those big binders in front of you; I understand it. You had answers almost every single time. You knew roughly where they were gonna go. But listen to Jen Psaki’s new go-to line,” Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade said to McEnany, then showing a video of Psaki repeatedly saying she had to “circle back,” to reporters questions. “You can’t anticipate every question, but is that acceptable? You’re like a crossing guard.”
“I’ve said before and I mean it: I wish Jen Psaki all the best,” McEnany answered. “It is a very hard job. But that being said, we took great pains in our administration to do hours and hours and hours of research beforehand, days sometimes, calling (former Secretary of Health and Human Services) Secretary (Alex) Azar sometimes, calling (former Department of Justice spokesperson) Kerri Kupec over at the Justice Department to get answers.”
“And the great thing about being in the Trump White House was I always knew where my boss stood,” McEnany continued. “Unlike other press secretaries that maybe didn’t have walk-in privileges to the Oval, I could walk in at any time. I always knew where he stood. Before every press conference, I would go in with a list of items that I thought the press would ask and go through one by one. I always knew where his head was at, so I didn’t have to do a ton of circling back because President Trump gave a lot of access to me.”
McEnany then commented on President Biden’s absence, noting that he has gone a record 44 days without holding a solo press conference.
“It’s exactly like the campaign. That was his strategy all along,” McEnany said. “Hide in the basement, don’t talk to the American people … That’s what President Trump offered. He gave transparency.
He was always willing to take questions, always willing to go to the podium, always willing to stop on his way to the helicopter. Transparency is what he offered, and Joe Biden vowed transparency. Now he’s set a 100-year record for not going to the podium.”
Documentary Director Says Amazon Pulled Clarence Thomas Film without Explanation
The director of the documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his Own Words, says Amazon removed the film from its video service without any explanation.
What’s worse? The removal occurred early into Black History Month.
Clarence Thomas is the second black Supreme Court Justice in our nation’s history and is known for his conservative and constitutionalist legal opinions.
“Our distributor, who’s the one who made the deal with Amazon, has repeatedly asked them for explanations, but they haven’t given any,” said the film’s director Michael Pack to the Wall Street Journal. “They have the right to pull anything from their site, and they don’t have to give an explanation. So it’s not a contract violation. But many people have complained, and they haven’t put it back up.”
The Washington Examiner explains that the documentary “covers the life of Thomas from his childhood in segregated Georgia, his education at Yale University, and his heated Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which featured accusations of sexual harassment from Anita Hill, a law professor who had previously worked for him.”
Pack says the film, which originally aired on PBS in May 2020, was a success on Amazon’s platform and had—at one point—risen to the No. 1 documentary on the service.
“I don’t think Amazon should get away with doing these things without suffering at least some PR consequences,” said the director. “Deplatforming will go on if people don’t write about it and complain about it.”
NY Public Library Says it WON’T Cancel Dr. Seuss
The New York Public Library says it will not remove certain “controversial” Dr. Seuss books from its shelves.
Library spokeswoman Angela Montefinise told the New York Post that the library “does not censor books.”
“In this case, the six titles in question are being pulled out of print by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, so the very few copies we have of these titles will continue to circulate until there are no longer in acceptable condition,” Montefinise said.
“In the meantime, librarians, who care deeply about serving their communities and ensuring accurate and diverse representation in our collections — especially children’s books — will certainly strongly consider this information when planning storytimes, displays, and recommendations,” she said.
The books are part of the library’s historical research collection.
According to the Post, the Brooklyn Public Library will also keep the books in circulation, while the Queens Public Library is considering whether to move the books to its reference section but says it stands firmly against censorship.
The Post writes:
The half dozen books by Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, made news this week when the company that publishes the titles for Penguin Random House, said it would no longer publish them.
The six Dr. Seuss books that have come under fire from the leftist woke mob are: “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Leftists claim the books are racist due to stereotypical portrayals of certain racial and ethnic groups.
The banning of the books has prompted Universal Studios in Orlando, FL to “evalute” its attractions and park rides inspired by the famous children’s author.
Ebay is reportedly removing listings from those selling the canceled Dr. Seuss books for not following the company’s “offensive material policy.”
The policy allows Ebay to remove listings that “promote or glorify hatred, violence or discrimination.”
Interestingly enough, the Daily Mail points out that Ebay is still allowing copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf to be sold on its website.
We leave you with some Leftist Logic on the Dr. Seuss controversy:
Trust 5-year-olds enough to choose their own gender but don't trust 5-year-olds enough to read Dr. Seuss
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 2, 2021