It seems to me highly improbable that the AP’s diplomatic correspondent would be as big a thorn in the side of State Department flacks as Matt Lee is. Lee elicits the obligatory verb “grilling” whenever one refers to his inquiries at State Department briefings.
We have featured videos of Lee “grilling” State Department spokesmen Jen Psaki and Marie Harf several times here. This week Lee “grilled” Psaki over the deparment’s letting Iran slide for the Supreme Leader’s “Death to America” routine while mercilessly disparaging Benjamin Netanyahu for relatively inoffensive comments. RealClearPolitics has posted the video of this exchange with a transcript here.
Washington Free Beacon video editor David Rutz has compiled a video mashing up Lee’s “most pointed questions, observations and sighs at departing spokeswoman Jen Psaki and co.’s spin on the Obama administration’s flatlining foreign policy” (below).
You can follow Matt Lee on Twitter @APDiploWriter, and now would be a good time to do so if you aren’t already.