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Jen Psaki on Criticism of Her Ethics: I Hold Myself to a High Ethical Standard

The decision to be keen on discussions with news media outlets while still holding her role within the Biden Administration was a focal topic when Psaki sat down with Fox News.

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will be leaving her position in a few days on May 13th, and she’ll be reportedly be joining MSNBC, but that has come with criticism.

The decision to be keen on discussions with news media outlets while still holding her role within the Biden Administration was a focal topic when Psaki sat down with Fox News. In an interview with Howard Kurtz, he pressed the press secretary to address the criticism she has received.

Many are critical of Psaki for continuing as the chief spokesperson despite reports of an informal arrangement between Psaki and one of the outlets covering her; however, she adds that she’s proud of her ability to maintain a high standard with her job.

“I know you can’t discuss your next job for ethical reasons,” Kurtz said. “But it’s been widely reported. You got a lot of criticism over possible conflicts during this period. Did that bother you?”

“Of course, because I’m a human being,” Psaki said. “But what I know is what I try to do every day, and I hold myself to a very high ethical standard. I took steps, and have taken steps, as I’ve had any discussions with any future employer that go over and above any requirements by government — recusing myself from many discussions as well.”

“And I’m proud of that. And I think and hope — and this is very public and a job like mine — people judge me by how I engage and interact with reporters. And I think it’s been clear I’ve treated everybody the same from the beginning, and that’s been a point of pride for me.”

Psaki will be replaced as the White House Press Secretary by her deputy, Karine Jean-Pierre.

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Chris Stirewalt Joins NewsNation as its Political Editor

Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.

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NewsNation will be welcoming a familiar face to their network as Fox News’ former political editor Chris Stirewalt joins the company as its political editor.

In his new position, Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.

“Chris Stirewalt’s analytical abilities are the best in the business, and his insights during election season will prove to be an invaluable resource for viewers,” NewsNation’s Michael Corn, president of news, said, per TV Newser

Stirewalt comes aboard NewsNation during a time when the network is strengthening its political operations. 

The company has inked a broadcast partnership agreement with the digital news site Decision Desk HQ to deliver election data and exclusive polling results for the 2022 midterm primaries and general election.

“With honest reporting and data analysis, along with up-to-the-minute results from Decision Desk HQ, we are building upon our mission at NewsNation to become the leader in election night coverage you can trust,” Corn said.

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Jeanine Pirro Wants a “Hardening Perimeter” for Each School

Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.

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The latest mass shooting occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 18 students and three adults. Much like in the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings, many are voicing their opinions about how the country can avoid these incidents.

During a segment on “The Five,” co-host Jeanine Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.

“I mean, these children are–they’re babies,” Pirro said, per Mediaite. “They really are babies.”

Pirro suggested that many retired law enforcement officers would be willing to contribute their time to supply security at schools across the United States. 

“I think that you’ve got a lot of people now – retired cops, retired sheriffs – who’d be more than happy to protect kids. I think right now – and I don’t want to get into the politics of it – but we’ve got to make sure that people understand, especially the schools and the teachers, that we need this,” Pirro said. 

“It is a crazy world today. It’s very different than it was five years ago. But we need to do something about it I think this is one of the only ways to actually protect the school and the children.”

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Bill Melugin Details What He Saw at Robb Elementary School

Melugin left his regular assignment covering the crisis at the Southern Border to cover a mass school shooting

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Fox News reporter Bill Melugin left his regular assignment covering the crisis at the Southern Border to cover a mass school shooting that left at least 21 people dead in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.  

Melugin spent hours appearing on the network’s primetime lineup reporting from the scene. The correspondent addressed rumors that the shooting at the school began as a border patrol chase. 

“We’re not hearing anything about a chase, there were rumors flying around that this was a sort of border patrol chase, I have not heard anything of the sort, I have not confirmed any of that information and have no reason to believe any of those rumors are credible at this moment,” he said. 

Melugin described what he saw at Robb Elementary School and the scene inside the school. 

” We went in, there is a room full of parents, a private room where they are waiting on information for their loved ones, some are walking the hallways, some are crying, hugging, emotional, some have been given horrible news,” Melugin said. “There is a room full of parents necessary there waiting on information.”

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