Skip to comments.NYT: Jay Carney Made an ĎAngry Phone Callí to Fox Exec. Following Anti-Obama Video
Posted on 06/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT by Nachum
White House press secretary Jay Carney made an angry phone call to a Fox News executive after the network aired a scathing video review last month of President Barack Obamas first three years in office, the New York Times reported.
According to the Times, Carney told Michael Clemente, Fox News senior vice president for news, that the video had crossed the line even for Fox & Friends, the morning show where it aired. Two unnamed Democrats reportedly told the newspaper about the call, described as a private conversation.
As The Blaze previously reported, the four-minute clip featured a series of then and now comparisons, including the national debt, jobless rate and gas prices. It was met with heavy criticism from both sides of the political spectrum: Media Matters said it crossed a new ethical line while Hot Airs Ed Morrissey questioned whether a news organization [should] produce and publish attack ads like this?
Fox News Executive Vice President for Programming Bill Shine ultimately disavowed the video, which has been pulled from Foxs website.
The package that aired on FOX & Friends was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network, Shine said in a statement. This has been addressed with the shows producers.
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Is it just me, or is Hot Air acting more like HuffPo these days?
Fox is SO LIBERAL it is UNWATCHABLE!!!!!
Just another approved leak from Barack O'Blame-O.
a very loud whistle works with freak callers
If the mere thought of an angry Jay Carney doesn't send shivers down your spine, nothing will.
Yeah, well......bet Carney sends love notes to MSNBC, on the other hand.
Whiny little prick.
Translation: it was insufficiently hagiographic.
I believe the “new ethical line” that was “crossed” is called the TRUTH.
I can see why they are so horrified...welcome to our world Jay C-we live with the truth everyday...
This election is going to be tough and if Fox News is going to cut and run the first time some Obama lackey whines, it's going to be a lot tougher. Although Fox News is hardly a conservative outlet it's the sole cable TV outlet (with any audience) for Republicans and a conservative POV. They have to man up when Jay Carney or any other Obama stooge makes noise or they are going to be seen as little more than yet another echo chamber for Obama, and the American media has enough of those, thank you.
So FOX news is letting Jay Carney and media matters decide their content now? Maybe the “FOX is liberal” types here on FR have a point.
The video gave Carney a Pucker Factor of about 10.
Carney is the guy in highschool you find hanging in the locker room by his underwear.
My response to that little twerp would be: “FU junior, I will broadcast whatever I want, whenever I want. If you don’t like it, come on over and make me take it off the air.”
No doubt. That is one fearsome dude. I've known grown men who'd rather rip their own heads off than face an angry Jay Carney. True story...
Jay Carney .. twirp!
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