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  • Jay Carney suddenly quits as White Housepress secretary over ´strain on family life´ –but was

    05/30/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/30/14 | Staff*
    Jay Carney is stepping down as White House Press Secretary over ´strain´ on his family life, he announced today. But the decision to leave the Obama administration came weeks ago, multiple sources including one in the West Wing told MailOnline. ´He first started talking about it in late April,´ the White House insider said Friday after the decision was made final. [Snip] ´To be honest, the move was more about how to deflect attention away from Eric Shinseki´s resignation, and less about giving Jay a thoughtful send-off,´ the White House official said. And a in insider close to Carney confirmed
  • Which network is going to hire Carney as anchor

    05/30/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT · by airedale · 56 replies
    vanity
    Which MSM network will pickup Carny as an anchor, billing him as a "journalist"? My guess is CNN since ABC already has George Steponolofus and BBC/MSNBC is IMHO already an adjunct part of this administration and the DNC.
  • Breakdown Of The Most Awkward Hug In White House History

    05/30/2014 12:33:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 58 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/30/14 | Benny Johnson/Dorsey Shaw
    President Obama said goodbye to his press secretary of 3 1/2 years today....
  • IG Report Confirms VA Horrors, Carney Says There Will Be Accountability "If" Allegations Are True

    05/29/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Less than 24 hours after a preliminary Veterans Affairs Inspector General report showed that not only was there widespread misconduct and excruciatingly long wait times at hospitals for veterans, but that the problem is worse than first reported, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama will wait for a broader review before making any further personnel decisions about the VA, specifically when it comes to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Shinseki has been asked to resign by Republicans, Democrats and a number of veterans groups, including the American Legion. On the issue of accountability, Carney stressed that President Obama...
  • An Honest Press Conference

    05/25/2014 4:06:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Since White House Spokesman Jay Carney and most of the media can’t seem to bring themselves to do it, I thought I’d write a transcript for an honest press briefing. It’s a satirical look at this daily dance, which you can tell by the fact that most of the questions are ones that should be asked but never are. BEGIN TRANSCRIPT MR. CARNEY: Hello, everyone. Thanks for being here. I have no announcements to make, so let’s go straight to questions. Karl, go first. Q: Jay, if the president is, as Chief of Staff McDonough said, “madder than hell,” why...
  • Reporters Call Out Carney For Spinning VA Retirement As A Resignation [VIDEO]

    05/19/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/14 | Grae Stafford
    White House press secretary Jay Carney received a stiff rebuke at Monday’s press briefing after trying to spin the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health, as proof of the administration’s accountability for the escalating scandal over veterans’ waiting lists. The spat began when ABC’s Jonathan Karl began questioning Carney about VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. “If this mess regarding wait times isn’t cleaned up soon, are General Shinseki’s days numbered as VA secretary?” Karl asked Carney. Carney pivoted to stress the president’s support for the VA before responding, “What the president wants is for the review and...
  • Jay Carney: Obama First Learned About VA Scandal in the Media

    05/19/2014 1:33:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/19/14 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama first learned of the scandal involving Department of Veterans Affairs hospital administrators concealing the true wait times vets faced in the press, according to a claim made by White House Press Sec. Jay Carney on Monday. While the president may have not been aware of the falsified wait lists, however, reports indicate that his administration was informed of excessive wait times at the VA as early as 2008. Obama even campaigned on the issue of VA waiting lists in 2007. “When was the president first made aware of these problems?” CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked. “These fraudulent
  • White House Press Briefing (Live Thread)

    05/05/2014 9:41:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The White House ^ | May 5, 2014
    Begins at 1:00 (oneish) I cannot stay but perhaps FReepers might be interested? Link is to WH stream.
  • Carney on Benghazi: Republicans Trying to ‘Politicize a Tragedy’

    05/03/2014 6:16:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 1, 2014 - 3:47 PM | Melanie Hunter
    White House spokesman Jay Carney on Thursday continued to blame Republicans for trying to “politicize” Benghazi, repeating the claim that the newly declassified e-mail sent by Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on Sept. 14, 2012 had nothing to do with the attacks on the U.S. consulate. “When Darrell Issa gets up and says what he said today, I don’t know, you guys be the judge,” Carney said in response to a reporter challenging Carney’s assertion that the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks was politically motivated. …
  • Epic Jay Carney ‘homina homina’: Fox News’ Ed Henry corners White House spokesweasel big time

    05/03/2014 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | May 1, 2014 | Doug Powers
    Recently, an email obtained by Judicial Watch showed that three days after the Benghazi attack, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes outlined a recommendation that the administration “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” The next day, then-U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was on the Sunday shows blaming the Benghazi attack on “the video.” a broader failure of policy.” Yesterday, Jay Carney tried to claim that the email in question which Judicial Watch obtained through a FOIA request was “explicitly not about Benghazi.” With that in mind, at...
  • Benghazi Lies

    05/02/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later. “To convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • Jay Carney Can't Even Say IF They've Been Forthcoming On Benghazi Or Not!!

    05/01/2014 6:42:32 PM PDT · by absentee · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/1/2014 | Caleb Howe
    In oday's press briefing, Jay Carney had his feet held to the fire several times over Benghazi. Mark Knoller asked what should have been a simple question: Have you been forthcoming? Jay Carney's answer was was immediately comical. KNOLLER: Do you believe the White House has been as open and forthcoming as it can be on this issue? CARNEY: I really don't know how to answer that. Well, there's a surprise. Carney went on to list a variety of disclosures or efforts that the Administration has undertaken, and then hilariously said they've done so because "they were being mischaracterized," and...
  • Tapper: Carney’s Benghazi Comments ‘Dissembling, Obfuscating, and Often Insulting’

    05/01/2014 6:15:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Josh Feldman
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper appeared on Hugh Hewitt‘s radio show today to take on Jay Carney‘s spin of the latest Benghazi news. Tapper didn’t join Hewitt in calling Carney a liar, but remarked that he found Carney’s comments “dissembling, obfuscating, and often insulting.” Tapper said the White House’s version of events “does not sit with what I think happened.” He said the White House “leaned heavily into” a narrative that was helpful to them in an election year, but didn’t go as far as Hewitt, who suggested there is a “cover-up underway.” Hewitt said looking at all of Carney’s spinning,...
  • Carney on Benghazi attackers: It took years to get Bin Laden, you know

    05/01/2014 4:37:45 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 1, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jay Carney faced a second consecutive day of sustained questioning from reporters regarding the White House’s political response to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Yesterday he suggested that lead inquisitor Jonathan Karl might have been too jet-lagged to formulate coherent questions. Today he smirked and chuckled through many of the questions, taking personal jabs at correspondent Ed Henry and his current employer, Fox News:
  • Jay Carney's Big Fat Lie: Emails Not About Benghazi

    05/01/2014 4:42:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Benghazi Cover-Up: The administration's tangled web of deceit now includes lying about prior lies as the White House press secretary tries to cover up its cover-up of why four Americans died in a terrorist attack. No, that was not Winston Smith, the rewriter of history working for the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's classic novel "1984," tap-dancing once again before a no-longer-sycophantic White House press corps. Rather, it was that master storyteller, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Carney shamefully continued to insist that when then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows days after the 2012...
  • Carney Can’t Answer Why Supposed Non-Beghazi Email Was In Benghazi FOIA

    05/01/2014 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Carney Can’t Answer Why Supposed Non-Beghazi Email Was In Benghazi FOIA BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff May 1, 2014 2:52 pm White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodged questions from Fox News’ Ed Henry regarding why the supposed non-Benghazi email was included in the emails the White House turned over to Judicial Watch. Henry asked Carney, “If the email was not about Benghazi, you said yesterday and you say again today, why did the White House turn it over to a conservative group seeking information about Benghazi?” Carney responded bluntly, instructing Henry to ask the State Department about how they...
  • Jay Carney Jabs at Fox News During Tense Exchange with Ed Henry

    05/01/2014 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Andrew Kirell
    In light of leaked emails regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry went head-to-head during Thursday’s press briefing. At one point, the press secretary took a jab at the reporter and his employer. After Henry questioned Carney over why the Ben Rhodes-authored emails focused on an anti-Islamic video rather than the terrorism aspect of the deadly siege, the press secretary remarked that the CIA-produced talking points at the time referred to protests at the Benghazi consulate as being inspired by similar demonstrations outside the American embassy in Cairo....
  • Carney: Email was not about Benghazi

    04/30/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    April 30, 2014, 02:39 pm Carney: Email was not about Benghazi By Justin Sink Press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that a newly-revealed email showing a White House official preparing then-U.S. ambassador Susan Rice for television interviews was not explicitly in reference to the terror attack in Benghazi. "The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi," Carney said. "They were about the general situation in the Muslim world." A set of documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request included an email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to...
  • When the White House hates your tweet

    05/01/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system. It’s up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm. Allen, whose official title is “media monitor,” tracks journalists’ tweets and flags them in mass emails that land in the in-boxes of more than 80 Obama aides, including chief of staff Denis McDonough, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. The result? Reporters who regularly cover Obama have become familiar with seemingly out-of-the-blue emails or telephone calls from officials taking issue with their tweets — often thoughtfully and...
  • Scarborough Unloads on Co-Host’s ‘Apologizing for the White House’ over Benghazi

    05/01/2014 6:37:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5-1-14 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough did not appear satisfied with his co-hosts’ reaction to yesterday’s remarks from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney over the newly released emails linking the White House to former United Nations Amb. Susan Rice’s talking points on the Benghazi attack. Scarborough unloaded on Donny Deutsch after his first reaction was to warn Republicans to not overreact to the news. The MSNBC host contended that this was not an appropriate reaction to the revelations about a White House not being forthright. “The spokesperson for the White House is saying a directive to Susan Rice about Benghazi is...