Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Biden Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo should be fired

I didn’t know who TJ Ducklo was before today. The only reason I heard about him is because he threatened to “destroy” a writer for Politico. Why did he issue such a threat? Because Ducklo has a relationship with a reporter for Axios and that reporter covered the Biden campaign. And we wonder why the coverage of Biden was so fawning. This crap never ends.

But Ducklo shouldn’t be fired just because of the the threat he made. He should be fired because he appears to be an asshole. From the Vanity Fair article:

During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was “jealous” that an unidentified man in the past had “wanted to fuck” McCammond “and not you.” Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being “jealous” of his relationship with McCammond. (Palmeri had no prior relationship or communication with McCammond before calling her to report on the Playbook item, which was a story that she was assigned and had not independently pursued.)

Vanity Fair

Actually… now that I think about it… he should be fired just for having the name TJ Ducklo.