Tag: White House Press Secretary

What free press?

Are you surprised that Carney, the Obama Administration WH Press Secretary screens questions from reporters before the press conferences happen as this reporter, probably by mistake, pointed out:

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.


“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.”

There have been other stories about how this WH holds reporters, even the ones that are friendly to the cause and willing to lie for them, hostage by controlling access, so finding out Carney actually screens questions before the conference, at least to me, comes as confirmation of what I have long suspected: this WH meant it when they said they wanted to run things like the Chicomm government does it.

I can rehash all the bullshit about the promise of transparency and ethical behavior, point out the lies told during the Boosh Administration by these marxist scumbags, the hostility of the media towards that administration, and the fact that they willingly seem to have become propagandists for these crooks now in charge, but the people that need to hear about this travesty the most, don’t want to.

Remember that the news is probably compromised and bullshit the next time you hear these people play up this administration.