Jen Psaki, Do Better Next Time and Every Time

Your responses to white media on the right aren’t good enough

Sam McKenzie Jr.
3 min readFeb 6, 2021


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Over the next four years, the Biden administration will repeatedly demonstrate the active role white liberals have in the oppression of Black people and people of color. On Friday, February 5, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did a weak-ass job responding to white media on the right.

Let’s look at these questions and answers:

Q: And then, just further on that: There was — Jake Sullivan mentioned the focus on domestic terrorism yesterday, of this administration. I think a lot of people want to know: How does this administration define the term “domestic terrorist”?

MS. PSAKI: In what way?

Q: Well, does that include Antifa, specifically? What — how do you set those parameters for domestic terrorists, especially as we see, you know, a lot of focus on the January 6? Maybe not as much focus on some of the extremism and violence in the North- — the Northwest.

MS. PSAKI: Well, I’ve answered a version of this question a couple times before, but I know everybody is not in the briefing room every day.

The reason we have the review — which is not a political review, but is a review done by our national security team, something tasked — again, to take a review of domestic violent extremism, it will cover incidents across the board. When they have concluded that review, I’m sure they’ll have more to say on it.

In the second sentence of her first question, the reporter says, “I think a lot of people want to know…” And that already has me hot. Who are these people? Remember when Trump used to say, “people are saying…” without naming any specific people? That’s what we have here. It’s bullshit for white political purposes.

Here we have a long list of white supremacist terrorists on the right, and this reporter asks about one name — Antifa. In Sept, Politico reported on a DHS draft that said white supremacists are the greatest terror threat. And then, in October 2020, at a town hall in Miami, Biden said the same thing.

And these are facts about white supremacists on the right. There are no alternative facts. There’s nothing to…