• Young Reporter Shines, Dinesh Tucker Spat, Psaki Farewell | Winners & Losers in Today's Green Room

    6 days ago - By Mediaite

    THE DAILY NEWSLETTER - FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
    MEDIA WINNER:
    Nick News' Rory Hu
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a professional grilling from 6th-grader Rory Hu of Nick News , and the young reporter's performance earned her praise from Psaki and her briefing room colleagues.
    Hu “ outclassed the rest of the room at Thursday's press briefing ,” wrote Mediaite's Tommy Christopher .
    Right from the start, Hu took command by prepping Psaki for multiple questions, telling her “I just have a question and a follow-up,” and asked thoughtful and well-phrased questions about the impacts of...
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  • Jen Psaki Says ‘Ultra-MAGA' is ‘The President's Phrase,' But New Reporting Blames Six Months of Focus Groups For It

    Jen Psaki Says ‘Ultra-MAGA' is ‘The President's Phrase,' But New Reporting Blames Six Months of Focus Groups For It

    6 days ago - By Mediaite

    During her last week as press secretary, Jen Psaki sold the legend that Joe Biden invented the term “ultra-MAGA” because he wanted to tack “a little extra pop” onto his burns. But new reporting suggests it's branding concocted by committee over a period of months. Or just plain borrowed.
    Like “Big Lie” or “Don't Say Gay” over the last year or two, the phrase “ultra-MAGA” - along with descriptors like “extreme MAGA” and more - went directly from a Democrats lips to the media's ears and pens. It became ubiquitous seemingly overnight following President Biden uttering it out loud for the...
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