Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Starts New Job At NBC News

While critics of the mainstream media have long accused news outlets of parroting the Democratic Party’s talking points, those allegations will now be even harder to ignore.

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted this week that she had begun her new role at NBC. Along with an image of her identification tag, she wrote: “First day. New job. Thrilled and honored to be here with this remarkable team. See you soon on TV.”

Almost immediately, journalists, pundits, and Twitter users of all types began criticizing the network’s decision to put a former Biden administration mouthpiece in an on-air position.

Earlier this year, Psaki confirmed that she would eventually be hosting her own MSNBC program after leaving the White House, claiming that it would include “fact-based and thoughtful conversations” regarding current affairs and political issues.

“My time in government, from the White House to the State Department, and years before that on national political campaigns will fuel the insight and perspective I bring to this next chapter,” she added. “I can’t wait to create a space on streaming where we break down the facts, get to the bottom of what’s driving the issues and hopefully have some fun along the way.”

Her initial on-air appearances will be as a commentator for NBC News properties with her own show slated to launch at some point next year.

Reports indicate that the backlash over MSNBC’s decision to hire Psaki for the role was not limited to the network’s critics. Sources within NBC News cited a staff phone call in which the division’s president aimed to quell concerns about adding such a blatantly biased commentator to its lineup.

One individual who was on that call told CNN that Noah Oppenheimer attempted to portray Psaki as part of the “perspective programming” that NBC News already provided.

Amid rumors that she was in negotiations to parlay her White House experience into a lucrative media contract, CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe questioned the ethics of it all.

Without confirming any details of the ongoing negotiations, Psaki replied: “I have always gone over and above the stringent ethical and legal requirements of the Biden administration and I take that very seriously.”