(HorizonPost.com) – Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki secured a spot as an MSNBC contributor when she left the podium to her successor Karine Jean-Pierre. But now Psaki is furthering her career on television as a host of her own show, “Inside with Jen Psaki,” according to The Daily Caller. The show is set to air on March 19 and will take place every Sunday at noon.
After spending about 20 years answering questions from journalists, Psaki is meeting with notable left-wing journalists to learn how to do her job as a news anchor, according to The New York Times. So far, the former press secretary who defended the Biden administration has taken advice from Rachel Maddow, Mika Brzezinski, Nicolle Wallace, and Andrea Mitchell.
The hour-long show is reportedly mixing policy and political discussions with other lighter interests. Psaki’s “dream guest” is reportedly Joe Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback.
The news is being seen as a double standard in the political world. Other journalists such as George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer, and Dana Perino have left their government positions to host their own shows, sparking concerns about journalistic ethics, notably the bias that one might bring with them after jousting for one political party over another.
Such was the public outcry when Trump’s press secretaries Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany went over to Fox News as contributors. Republicans were accused of instituting a “revolving door,” however, there has been little criticism when Psaki joined the leftist MSNBC.
During an interview, Psaki tried to reassure her audience and her critics by saying that she is not going to be a mouthpiece for the current administration, noting that she knows people know her for her role in defending him. She claimed that she will critique or applaud him when necessary.
Ratings at MSNBC have reportedly fallen since Trump left office.
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