Skip to comments.Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing
Posted on 03/20/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
It's just a show.
A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too.
According to the reporter, Jay Carney told her this yesterday at the White House:
"It was a very busy day. We started here shortly after 8 o'clock with a coffee with press secretary Jay Carney inside his office in the West Wing," says the reporter.
"And this was the off-the-record so we were able to ask him all about some of the preparation that he does on a regular basis for talking to the press in his daily press briefings. He showed us a very long list of items that he has to be well versed on every single day.
"And then he also mentioned that a lot of times, unless it's something breaking, the questions that the reporters actually ask -- the correspondents -- they are provided to him in advance. So then he knows what he's going to be answering and sometimes those correspondents and reporters also have those answers printed in front of them, because of course it helps when they're producing their reports for later on. So that was very interesting."
The reporter, from a local CBS Arizona affiliate, interviewed President Obama yesterday.
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The biggest story here, IMHO, is that NOT ONE press-bot has complained about it.
Members of the White House Correspondent’s pool are denying this. If this is confirmed (and I have no doubt that this is true), then it is proof-positive that members of the white house correspondents are willing to lie to protect the president.
They’re just realizing this now?
Someone just got fired.
Presidential debates are handled the same way — at least for one of the candidates.
The ones who never get called on perhaps?
“Presidential debates are handled the same way at least for one of the candidates.”
Yup! “pull the transcript, Candy!” “sure thing, Mr. President, Sir!”
Did the press pool ever do this withe Repub Prez?
Everything about this administration is a lie - EVERTHING.
Members of the White House Correspondents pool are denying this
Why, of course!
Or go potty in his pants.
Ed Henry is denying
“The biggest story here, IMHO, is that NOT ONE press-bot has complained about it.”
Of those that were bothered by this policy, they were most likely fearful of retaliation from the Administration if they complained.
A reporter from the Daily Caller, Neil Munro, was literally run off from a press conference in December after he asked a difficult question. The Administration contests that they ran him off because he “interrupted.”
Her denial and apology tour will begin within the hour.
WH/Dems/MSM can’t let that stand — she revealed INSIDER information.
“That makes me a sad panda.”
It’s worse than Pravda because our media completely voluntarily go along with the show. No one has forced or threatened them to do so.