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Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing
weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/20/14 | Daniel Halper

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: circus; kabuki; media; press
As some of us always suspected, a choreographed show.
1 posted on 03/20/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

The biggest story here, IMHO, is that NOT ONE press-bot has complained about it.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

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.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 9:46:25 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: cotton1706
There is total control of the media in America now. Worse than Pravda. Patriots of America, unite!
4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:47:26 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: cotton1706

They’re just realizing this now?


5 posted on 03/20/2014 9:47:42 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cotton1706

Someone just got fired.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 9:47:50 AM PDT by Leonard210 (Viva Perot)
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To: cotton1706

Presidential debates are handled the same way — at least for one of the candidates.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: fhayek
Members of the White House Correspondent’s pool are denying this

The ones who never get called on perhaps?

8 posted on 03/20/2014 9:48:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Presidential debates are handled the same way — at least for one of the candidates.”

Yup! “pull the transcript, Candy!” “sure thing, Mr. President, Sir!”


9 posted on 03/20/2014 9:50:24 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Combine this with appearances on late night shows, The View, etc. and you have a giant smorgasbord of propaganda for low information voters to feed on.
10 posted on 03/20/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: cotton1706

Did the press pool ever do this withe Repub Prez?


11 posted on 03/20/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: cotton1706

Everything about this administration is a lie - EVERTHING.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: DManA

Members of the White House Correspondent’s pool are denying this

Why, of course!


13 posted on 03/20/2014 9:52:59 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: cotton1706
You're gonna make him cry.

Or go potty in his pants.

14 posted on 03/20/2014 9:53:00 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: DManA

Ed Henry is denying


15 posted on 03/20/2014 9:53:28 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: austinaero

“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.”


16 posted on 03/20/2014 9:53:35 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: cotton1706

Her denial and apology tour will begin within the hour.

WH/Dems/MSM can’t let that stand — she revealed INSIDER information.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: McGruff

“That makes me a sad panda.”


18 posted on 03/20/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Art in Idaho

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.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:42 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cotton1706
In the 1990s Norman Liebmann, a former Television writer (Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, and many more), called Clinton White house press conferences, reporter obedience training.
20 posted on 03/20/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think that’s the other way around. The dem gives the moderator the questions in advance.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 9:57:09 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: cotton1706

The Presidency is America’s first and most watched “reality” TV show.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:01:05 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: cotton1706

Just another “Reality” TV show. Probably where Hollyweird got the idea, sharing the same bedsheets and all.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: McGruff
both!


24 posted on 03/20/2014 10:02:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Spreading Peace and Luv Since...1960 something)
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To: cotton1706

Hard to believe this, since I didn’t hear anyone ask what is Barry’s favorite color...


25 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:30 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cotton1706
As some of us always suspected, a choreographed show.

As is our "two-party" system.

26 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:27 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: dfwgator

LOLZ!!


27 posted on 03/20/2014 10:05:16 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: goodnesswins

Which means he ‘didn’t get the memo’........purposely. You don’t think they would let lil’ old Fox News into the club?


28 posted on 03/20/2014 10:06:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: cotton1706

The Actors’ Equity labor union should look into this to make certain all the actors are being paid the correct scale.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 10:07:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: cotton1706

I swear there hasn’t been a decent WHPS since Tony Snow had to retire.

I still compare how he handled the situations he was faced with as the standard of excellence that no one has even come close to yet.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: fhayek

I’d believe the reporter over Carney, any day. The WH press corps is going to cover for Daddy Obama, duh! Notice Carney is denying it. What a surprise.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 10:10:20 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706; All
there's a reason; why the US Media, is called, "Presstudes" as
they line-up "to serve" their demi-G*wd, pResident 0'Muslim...

32 posted on 03/20/2014 10:23:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Leonard210

“Someone just got fired.”

The women that reported it. That was supposed to be off the cuff. She violated that trust.

Doesn’t mean it isn’t true.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 10:27:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: cotton1706
You mean for 6 years they knew about this and didn't say anything til now?

Can you imagine if Bush had demanded questions in advance?????????????????????

34 posted on 03/20/2014 10:28:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Kibuki? ...or Ptotemkin?


35 posted on 03/20/2014 10:28:58 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cotton1706
He showed us a very long list of items that he has to be well versed on every single day

To lighten the load somewhat, the truth did not appear on the list.

36 posted on 03/20/2014 10:30:46 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: cotton1706

panem et circenses


37 posted on 03/20/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael; Jim Robinson
In the 1990s Norman Liebmann, a former Television writer (Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, and many more), called Clinton White house press conferences, reporter obedience training.

Norm was one of the original Freepers: firehat

Tribute thread by Jim Robinson Miss him!

38 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:16 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php a place to meet when FR is down)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Exactly. Looks like she’s a local reporter who’s never been in that situation before. She was just being honest and excited to report what she’d seen. And look for this to be the end to Jay allowing access to rookies who haven’t been “taken aside” first.


39 posted on 03/20/2014 10:42:59 AM PDT by Leonard210 (Viva Perot)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“Presstitutes”


40 posted on 03/20/2014 11:02:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: austinaero

Bingo!


41 posted on 03/20/2014 12:43:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cotton1706
Already taken to woodshed.

Phoenix reporter reverses course, says White House Press Secretary Jay Carney DOESN'T get daily briefing questions in advance.

42 posted on 03/20/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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