Full disclosure: I’m no fan of Obama’s State Department. I’ve penned multiple columns about the preteen girls who appear to be running PR for John Kerry. But my soapbox is not nearly as visible as Bill O’Reilly’s, so when he criticizes the spokeswoman at State, their ears perk up.
Earlier this week, O’Reilly said that Jen Psaki, the chief mouthpiece of the Department, really looks “out of her depth.” Uh-oh! Sexism Alert!
Well, what we know about preteen girls is that they stick together. And almost instantly, Psaki’s BFF, Marie Harf, tweeted the following in defense of her girlfriend:
— Marie Harf (@marieharf) September 4, 2014
Never mind the fact that State Department officials are ranting on Twitter instead of actually doing their jobs. If anything, rushing to social media to respond to something that a cable news host said on TV pretty much reinforces why the criticism was accurate to begin with. But that wasn’t the end of it, because — as you can see in the video above — Harf was asked about the scuffle at Thursday’s press briefing by Matt Lee of the Associated Press. Incidentally, Matt is pretty much the only reason to watch these briefings every day…but I digress. Here was what Harf barfed in response:
“I think that when the anchor of a leading cable news show uses, quite frankly, sexist, personally offensive language that I actually don’t think they would ever use about a man, against the person that shares this podium with me, I think I have an obligation and I think it’s important to step up and say that’s not okay.”
Then, she pouted all the way to the hair salon.
Oh, snap! Was that a sexist low blow? I hope Marie tweets me!
Last night, Bill invited both Harf AND Psaki to appear on The Factor with him. Something tells me they’ll be too busy getting their nails done together to be bothered. Whoops, I done did it again!
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