Skip to comments.Comrade Carney And The Case Of The Disembodied Digit
Posted on 04/12/2014 3:33:02 PM PDT by absentee
Photos from the home of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that accompany a Washingtonian magazine puff piece this week have caused a bit of a stir online after enterprising reporters and bloggers had a closer look. Take a look at the first one:
First of all, what kind of family are they feeding there? That's enough food for a small platoon. I see three people in that picture. Three people evidently preparing to go into hibernation.
But secondly, and more interestingly, check out the posters in the background.
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I saw the one where they were by a bookshelf with books and how obvious it was that it was photoshopped.
They shopped the kid’s pinkie onto the book shelf? That had to hurt!
At first I thought Uncle Jay was `pulling his thumb off’ to show America what a regular guy he is.
ROTFL! I didn't catch that in these phonyass, liberal photos yesterday. That's funny stuff.
Maybe they invited everybody who signed up for ObamaCare over for breakfast. LOL!
Everything about Carney and Obama is FAKE! This whole administration is just a bunch of FAKERS.
Those people eat more plastic food than an entire 3rd world country.
Why docorate your kitchen with Soviet posters? Because killing 40 million people is just so gosh-darned charming!
Look at the bookshelf closely. See the repeating patterns in some of the books, especially the top shelf? 3 different copies of a red book I think titled “GORE”. And then, on the next lower shelf, see the 3 books that have four red dots on their binding?
In fact, all the shelves have duplicates, some mirror images.
That flipping fried egg is definitely dropped in with Photoshop.
They must be expecting a special guest for lunch.
Yep, that’s in the post as well from a guy on twitter going by @RBPundit.
Check this out... Pravda would be proud...
Phonies are phonies. Commies are commies.
What they really should have done is photoshop Carney’s digit ratio, that guy apparently has had less exposure to testosterone than a lot of women.
Is that Carney’s wife in the photo? Sure looks like her.
Do Wookies grazing on public land require a BLM lease with monthly payments?
Now everyone can see why the faked Obama birth certificates were so poorly done.
Those flapjacks and bacon are getting cold.
I don’t know but his wife has size 15 shoes. Geez!
The Soviet posters were pasted in just like the finger, the books, and the “Soccer Rules” written on the Jinga tower. They’re trying to bait conservatives into freaking out over these obviously bogus things in order to 1) have a good laugh at our expense, 2) discredit birthers and more generally anyone who’s concerned about creeping socialism, 3) get their base fired up by reminding them of what they hate about us. What disgusts me about this is that Carney apparently participated in this little setup. But I’m not surprised since the Dems know that their base is motivated by instances of what they consider to be hysterical right-wing paranoia. I doubt it’s coincidental that Obama brought up his birth certificate in an appearance the other day. We’re heading into an election season and they know this stuff stokes their base.
What is with liberals and pajamas? First pajama boy, now pajama family? Does that make them “just folks” instead of the overpaid elitists who infect our culture and body politic?
LOL! Plastic food for plastic people.
If we’re going to look at propaganda posters simply as graphic art, the Nazis were a lot better at it than the Commies.
More stylish all around. Ever take a look at officers’ uniforms from WWII? Red Army vs. SS? The Master Race at least mastered design.
Can anyone explain WHY they photoshopped these pictures instead of just taking real ones?
I don’t think they were photoshopped. Carney and Shipman met in Moscow. I am sure they regard the posters sentimentally—sort of like “our song”—”the song they were playing the first time we danced.”
Are you not filled with warm and fuzzy feelings for our “progressive” would-be masters?
ABC’s Claire Shipman isn’t just another pro-Obama journalist. She’s also married to Jay Carney, the President’s press secretary. If that wasn’t enough of a conflict, Jeffrey Lord of the American Spectator recently revealed that Shipman has served on a White House panel in her official capacity as a journalist.
A series of 2010 videotapes shows Shipman’s role in the “Council on Women and Girls” and its “Conversation on Workplace Flexibility.” Lord explained, “On the stage where Ms. Jarrett was speaking was ABC senior correspondent Claire Shipman, who was about to serve that day as the moderator of the events initial panel.” The event was closed to White House reporters.
Those posters are like the kind found in souvenir
sets sold at all Russian tourist cities. My friend
went to Leningrad and brought me a set.
My question is how many of us have a lectern
WITH a microphone in our libraries?
But it wasn’t just Shipman. Cokie Roberts, an ABC journalist and panelist on This Week, also participated:
But Shipmans behavior pales with that of Roberts. Singled out by Jarrett at the beginning of the forum, Roberts says nothing until she appears in “Breakout Session 1.” At which time, incredibly, the ABC News/NPR journalist says this, bold emphasis mine:
“In recent days I actually sort of showed up on Valerie Jarretts doorstep and said We need to talk about this Council on Women and Girls and get it going and move it along. I feel very strongly that these issues are all about productivity and competition for the United States of America .”
Even before her husband became Obama’s chief spokesman, Shipman gushed over Obama. On October 31, 2008, the journalist wondered how the Democrat’s wife dealt with her husband being “lusted after by all of these women out there.” After all, according to Shipman, Obama is a “political rock star.”
On January 18, 2007, Shipman gushed over the “fluid poetry” of the candidate.
Claire Shipman's first husband
FOR CNN’S CLAIRE SHIPMAN AND Steve Hurst, married life has always taken its cues from the news. Take their wedding: Posted in Moscow in the summer of 1991, bureau chief Hurst and producer-correspondent Shipman scrambled to cover the George Bush-Mikhail Gorbachev summit and entertain a CNN delegation of 85 while schedulingand reschedulingtheir nuptials. By the time they walked down the aisle of a Russian Orthodox church a week later, the two were exhausted, as well as ecstatic. After a brief trip to the Black Sea, they returned to Moscow on Aug. 18 only to get a call at 5 a.m. the next day reporting that a coup was brewing. Says Hurst: “We threw on our clothes and ran to the office.”
Plunging into the story, the newly-weds had their first professional spat. While Boris Yeltsin barricaded himself inside the Russian Parliament, rallying opposition to Communist hard-line coup plotters, Shipman found a bulletproof vest, talked her way inside the building and began feeding reports to CNN. Defying an order from Hurst (who had heard rumors that the military was moving in), she stayed until 4 a.m. “She wasn’t happy about leaving,” he admits. “Let’s just say we were in complete disagreement about the danger.”
These days frantic 14-hour shifts are still a part of their lives, but danger, for the most part, is not. Based in Washington, where Hurst, 48, covers the State Department for CNN and Shipman, 32, is a White House correspondent, the two admit that they long for the emotional intensity of Moscow. “I miss it horribly,” says Hurst, who went to the Soviet Union as an Associated Press correspondent in 1979 and spent two years as NBC’s bureau chief before signing on with CNN in 1988. “When we left, Gorbachev called us in to say goodbye and gave us each a bear hug. It’s that kind of place.”
For her part, Claire was concerned that their romancewhich developed five months after Hurst’s marriage collapsed and Kathy returned to the U.S. with Sally, now 22, Anne, 19, and Ellen, 16would spark controversy. Although she had proved her mettle as a reporter, she worried about dating Steve. “I thought, ‘This is a big decision,’ “ she says. “I thought I would be accused of destroying his marriage and marrying him to get ahead.”
Now a doctoral student at Illinois State University, Kathy is on good terms with the two; all three daughters visit Steve and Claire in their elegant Cleveland Park home, which is filled with Russian artifacts. Says Shipman: “They’ve all really accepted me.” And while they’d like to have children of their own, CNN’s high-profile team is holding off for the moment. Explains Shipman with a laugh: “Not to sound too planned, but we’re waiting until we get through the next election.”
While the news stories were sexy, daily living in a country recuperating from nearly 75 years of communism was not. Shipman lived in a relatively comfortable CNN corporate apartment with Hurst, though, which she adorned with Russian antiques and domestic items that she hauled back one suitcase at a time from every trip abroad. Even while working nearly nonstop, she found time to figure out where to get furniture reupholstered or have curtains made in a city with no Yellow Pages and with much worse obstacles. “She knew how to rush around Moscow and get things done Russian-style,” says Lewis, who visited Shipman on a few occasions while he was in Moscow.
Russia also was the beginning of Shipman’s reputation for gracious and lively entertaining, her apartment becoming a virtual hospitality suite for ex-pats. “It seems like I was always being fed and watered at their place,” DeGroote says. Shipman did this not only in Moscow, but at the couple’s rented countryside dacha. “It was a real social hub, like a literati,” DeGroote says of the summer house and its guests. “People were coming and going, wine was flowing and there were intense conversations about this and that. High-powered politicians, top-level journalists, filmmakers, young American entrepreneurs it seemed everyone who was interesting would come through their place at one point.”
Although while growing up in Columbus, Ohio, she ran with the popular crowd, by the time Shipman settled at Columbia, she focused on her studies and was not very involved with nonacademic campus life. “I think I spent more time with my professors than with other students,” she says. “My husband is always teasing me that I was such a goody two-shoes.”
When Shipman relocated to Washington after finishing at SIPA in mid-1994, she encountered Carney again on the White House beat, which he was covering for Time. When the two had first met, on Red Square, they did not hit it off, but this time they commiserated about their Russia experiences and became friends. “He was really nice and sweet and helped me break into the beat, so I saw his good side,” Shipman says.
Carney went out of his way to help Shipman get acclimated. “Washington journalism is very different than doing a story abroad,” Carney says. “It’s all about who you know. It’s access journalism and much more complicated.” In 1996, Shipman separated from Hurst, and Carney embarked on a long road to persuading her to go out with him. She gave in, and friends say it was one of the best moves she has made. They were married just after the Ken Starr report to Congress in 1999, and on October 15, 2001, they had their first child, red-haired Hugo James Carney.
The two have never been directly competitive, because even when they were covering the White House, Shipman’s day revolved around getting breaking news on television while Carney worked for a weekly news magazine. Now that they’re married, she reads his pieces in Time religiously, and he sets his alarm clock to watch her on Good Morning America. They often speak Russian at home to keep up their practice and in public for privacy. The couple doesn’t avoid bringing work home. “You understand what the other person is going through, but sometimes you end up living your job so much. Because we’re doing such similar things, it can be hard to escape,” Shipman says. When one of Shipman’s sources called her during the night to tell her that Al Gore’s runningmate would be Senator Joseph Lieberman, giving Shipman one of her bigger scoops of the campaign, Carney was right next to her but says he never would have thought of using it.
In addition to writing for Time, Carney appears regularly as a guest on CNN Inside Politics, The McLaughlin Group, The Charlie Rose Show and Hardball. “I’ll have feelings of being really proud and a little envious if he has a great story,” Shipman says. “But it’s always pride first.”
Early in last year’s presidential campaign, Shipman was able to get an exclusive interview with the Gore family including the candidate’s mother, who rarely does interviews at the family farm. NBC sent three crews and spent the day there dashing around with Shipman.
But it didn’t end when the cameras were turned off. “Then the vice president said, We’re cooking burgers here. Why don’t you stay?’” Erlenborn recounts. “We stayed until 11 p.m. I guarantee they wouldn’t have done that for Sam Donaldson!”
She’s known for her jammed closets, and for pulling endless new outfits out of a garment bag on road trips.
All of the photos are kind “jokey.” Having a press conference with one’s children, cooking up enough food to feed Moochelle, etc.
To be a real communist, he should trade that kitchen for a hot plate that works only for the few hours that electricity is available.
I find it hard to believe the Dems would let their spokesguy do a photoshoot with Soviet art hanging in his living room. It’d be like doing an Obama shoot with Koranic verses hanging on the wall. I think they’re messing with us. But the fact that they met in Moscow is an interesting point. If the posters are real then that’s what whould be causing a buzz, not the fingers and books.
...all three daughters visit Steve and Claire in their elegant Cleveland Park home, which is filled with Russian artifacts.
Add these to numerous photos of Obama that have been created. . And a BC also.
If this had been an exposé in Palin they would have subtracted books.
I happen to have two Nazi propaganda posters framed in my family room. I got them from my time when I lived and worked in Germany.
That’s not a problem, is it?
I wonder the books on the shelves actually were?
One of the ones repeated has a large GORE visible.
The regime just can’t help giving us all the finger.