DC Trawler

If You Know About Marie Harf’s Bumbling, You Don’t Rely On Network News

State Dept. Rush Chair Marie Harf has had a tough week. She’s spent the last few days blaming Islamic terrorism on a lack of good-paying jobs, explaining why you’re too dumb to understand why that’s true, and then going home to eat raw cookie dough straight out of the tube.

Okay, that last part may or may not be true. But the poor kid sure deserves some comfort. Fortunately for her, the big three networks have got her back!

Geoffery Dickens, Newsbusters:

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf’s statement that “we cannot win this war” against ISIS by “killing them” and suggestion that “we need…to go after the root causes” like “lack of opportunity for jobs” was even too ridiculous for a liberal like Chris Matthews to swallow. Yet this latest foreign policy embarrassment for Barack Obama’s administration has yet to be reported on any of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows…

Even Harf’s doubling-down on various cable outlets hasn’t sparked the networks to jump on the story. On Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s The Situation Room the spokeswoman told host Wolf Blitzer that her policy prescription for combating terrorists “might be too nuanced” for her critics. Harf also refused to walk back her statements in her Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Of course, you’re reading this, which means that by the time the networks tell you what they think the news is every evening at 6:30, you already know more about it than they do. And when they decide a story isn’t news, they can’t stop it from getting out. They’re no longer the gatekeepers. And they hate it.

With Jen Psaki going back to the White House on April 1 — seriously — I sure hope Harf takes her spot. Just because she’s helping to send America down the tubes, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the ride.