Carney said later in the press conference that although the White House was notified weeks ago about the IRS investigaton, neither he nor the president were notified individually.
Notice the phrasing. They were not notified “individually”. Implies:
They could have been notified as a group (i.e. someone comes into a meeting that Carney, Obama and others are in and notifies them)
They could have also been notified separately
The spin requires careful phrasing and this is 100% spin. Bet on it.
I agree with you on the “spin”. You have to take every comment word by word to sort out.. there will still be some blatant lies in what they put out, but if you slice & dice the rhetoric, there will not be quite as many lies due to the wording they release.