White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made remarks that residents of states such as Mississippi, Ohio, and Oklahoma can only be reached through NASCAR races and TV programs about deep-sea fishing, according to The Western Journal.
“The New York Times, last week, came out with a story that Mississippi was having a hard time getting folks vaccinated.”
“But it’s not just Mississippi; it’s a bunch of other rural states — Ohio, Oklahoma. They’re at 34 percent vaccination rate.”
WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked, “Has the White House been in touch with these governors to see what they can do now? Because, of course, this impacts herd immunity and the goals of the White House just to get these shots in arms.”
.@PressSec on White House efforts to strengthen vaccine confidence in "white conservative communities":
"We've run PSAs on the Deadliest Catch, we're engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV" pic.twitter.com/yX51FkuSOH
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 12, 2021
Psaki responded, “We’re also investing $3 billion to states and community-based organizations to strengthen vaccine confidence in the highest-risk and hardest-hit communities.”
“And often, people think of that as just black and brown communities, and that is not.”
“As you’ve noted, that is also conservative communities, white evangelicals.”
“It’s a range of communities around the country.”
“We’ve also had a number of our members of our COVID team, from Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins — participate, as an example, participate in a range of media interviews.”
“You know, an example is Dr. Collins participated in ‘The 700 Club.’ Dr. Nunez-Smith hosted a faith leaders roundtable.”
“We’re also looking for — we’ve run PSAs on the ‘Deadliest Catch.’ We’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV.”
I was wondering why someone had printed “get vaccinated” on all the wife beaters and Duke’s mayonnaise jars at Walmart https://t.co/RcF271VAAs
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) April 12, 2021
This is akin to saying they put PSA stickers on watermelons and buckets of fried chicken. 🙄 https://t.co/5OwleP8GlX
— Evelyn (@EvelynLouise8) April 13, 2021
"We've got a huge buy on 'Hee Haw' reruns," she continued. https://t.co/i074j75lZ3
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 12, 2021
More from The Western Journal:
That of course won’t happen. Nonwhite and white leftists alike are free to say whatever they’d like about the deplorable white Americans who they hold in such contempt. But the current administration’s contempt for rural Americans is apparently unparalleled.
When explaining the federal government’s efforts to vaccinate people so they can go on being told they still have to wear two masks, Psaki went low. She actually said the White House hopes to convince rural, red-state Americans to accept the government’s COVID vaccines and has resorted to racial stereotyping in a particularly elitist fashion to spread the message.
Establishment media darling Dr. Anthony Fauci is going to convince white Christians to vax up with an ad blitz during a show about fishing? These ideologues in Washington intend to reach us deplorable Christians by catching us between country music videos and NASCAR races?
This writer has proudly lived for decades in Oklahoma. Fans of “Deadliest Catch” aren’t holding watch parties in churches and country music died when we lost Merle.
What an incredibly derogatory thing to say. Now, imagine the question and answer from Monday’s briefing were directed at black Americans. Imagine this statement from Psaki: “We’re also looking for — we’ve run PSAs on ‘Black-ish.’ We’re engaged with the NBA and BET.”
Psaki would rightly be out of a job, as she should be now.
Contrary to what racist Psaki and other coastal elites might believe, red states are very modern. We have indoor plumbing, lush and challenging golf courses, fine dining, state-of-the-art museums and a diversity in musical taste — even if most red-state residents haven’t yet accepted a simple truth: The Beach Boys put together some of the finest and most overlooked musical arrangements in history.
Some of us red-state folk even like our MAGA, our AR-15s and our Metallica together with a dash of informative reading.
It should also be noted that women in our areas also own shoes and they dazzle us lucky redneck men almost daily. They’re hardworking career women, outstanding mothers, beautiful wives, clever daughters and fantastic educators and faith leaders.