Fox News senior White House correspondent Ed Henry exercised one of the perks of his position Tuesday — tweaking the hypocritical nose of a sanctimonious Obama administration staff member.
He described the Twitter exchange he had with White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on “Shepard Smith Reporting,” in the above video, but the real fun is reading the tweets, and the Twitchy team was only too happy to record them all.
Immediately following a rancorous press briefing in which White House press secretary Jay Carney trotted out some misleading statistics on the gender pay-gap, Palmieri fired off this tweet:
Love all these guys, but note that 6 of 7 news orgs in front row sent men to ask @pressec abt the problem of gender pay inequity.
— Jennifer Palmieri (@JPalm44) April 8, 2014
Henry couldn’t resist sending a salvo back, in the form of his own observation:
WH sent man to podium right? RT @JPalm44 Love these guys, but 6 of 7 news orgs in front row sent men to ask @pressec abt gender pay inequity
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) April 8, 2014
Dialog New Media associate Lachlan Markay took immediate notice:
Oh snap https://t.co/JtD09XTc1e
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 8, 2014
The Blaze’s Oliver Darcy made this assessment:
shots fired: https://t.co/gMxHTpPyVV
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 8, 2014
Henry’s original response started an avalanche of tweets, including this from author/commentator Michelle Malkin:
White House gender card backfire of the day. Love the responses==> https://t.co/BcJxD5KAJz
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 8, 2014
And another Twitter user noted not just a gender pay gap at the White House, but also a dearth of women filling Obama White House cabinet positions:
@JPalm44 And @pressec is a man. So is SecDef, SecState, Veep, POTUS, etc. So what's the point.
— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) April 8, 2014
And still another laid it all on Palmieri‘s lap:
@JPalm44 @BuzzFeedAndrew @pressec So? Why didn't you send a woman to brief the press?
— Judge Elihu Smails (@JudgeElihu) April 8, 2014
Some days it pays to just keep your mouth shut. Tuesday was one of them for a certain White House communications director.
Read more tweets at Twitchy, then check out “Breitbart’s raunchy Pelosi picture causes Wasserman Schultz, libs to freak out.”
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