by Zero hedge

2/13/21

Update (Sat 2/13, 2000ET): Facing a torrent of shockingly unsupportive headlines over the hypocrisy of the treatment of a Biden spokesperson’s threats to “destroy” a female reporter, it appears TJ Ducklo is no longer working at The White House.

After being merely suspended for just one week, White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo has “resigned”

“We accepted the resignation of TJ Ducklo after a discussion with him this evening,”White House press secretaryPsaki said in a statement.

She added that “This conversation occurred with the support of the White House Chief of Staff.”

And ended with some good old-fashioned virtue-signaling:

“We are committed to striving every day to meet the standard set by the President in treating others with dignity and respect, with civility and with a value for others through our words and our actions.”


And in an effort that is surely meant to be the beginning of an effort to ever get another job in Washington, Ducklo also issued a statemenon Twitter:
No words can express my regret, my embarrassment, and my disgust for my behavior.I used language that no woman should ever have to hear from anyone, especially in a situation where she was just trying to do her job. It was language that was abhorrent, disrespectful and unacceptable,” he said.
“I am devastated to have embarrassed and disappointed my White House colleagues and President Biden, and after discussion with White House communications leadership tonight, I resigned and will not be returning from administrative leave.”
I know this was terrible. I know I can’t take it back. But I also know that I can learn from it and do better. This incident is not representative of who I am as a person, and I will be determined to earn back the trust from everyone I have let down because of my intolerable actions.”

And in an effort that is surely meant to be the beginning of an effort to ever get another job in Washington, Ducklo also issued a statemenon Twitter:

No words can express my regret, my embarrassment, and my disgust for my behavior.I used language that no woman should ever have to hear from anyone, especially in a situation where she was just trying to do her job. It was language that was abhorrent, disrespectful and unacceptable,” he said.

“I am devastated to have embarrassed and disappointed my White House colleagues and President Biden, and after discussion with White House communications leadership tonight, I resigned and will not be returning from administrative leave.”

I know this was terrible. I know I can’t take it back. But I also know that I can learn from it and do better. This incident is not representative of who I am as a person, and I will be determined to earn back the trust from everyone I have let down because of my intolerable actions.”

We wonder how long before CNN or MSNBC hire him?
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Biden Deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo, famous for having an on-air meltdown during the election over a teleprompter question, has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay after he threatened to “destroy” a Politico reporter working on a story about Ducklo’s previously undisclosed relationship with Axios political reporter, Alexi McCammond – who covered the Biden campaign.

As Vanity Fair reported on Friday, Ducklo lashed out at a Politico reporter who was working on a story about his relationship with McCammond – except, instead of contacting the male reporter who reached out to him for comment, Ducklo instead called and threatened a female co-author – Politico‘s Tara Palmieri, in what Vanity Fair describes as sexual harassment.