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August 05, 2013

Jay Carney Press Conference
Press Ignoring Huge CNN Scoop (Including CNN's Own WH Correspondent); Reports That Correspondents are "Fearful" of Losing "Access" If They Touch Story

Not sure if anyone is going to ask him about CNN's huge scoop on Friday. That might result in news, and we can't have that. The only news should be Obama's sixty three thousand speeches.

Live stream here.

Here are some stupid things Jay Carney might say about the CIA intimidating agents off of speaking to Congress, if anyone in the press is so daring to ask a question about it.

Frankly I wouldn't be all that surprised if CNN's White House reporter ignored his company's own scoop.

Thusfar... One reporter is badgering Carney a bit about whether the Al Qaeda "core" is "on the path to defeat," as Obama loves to say. Carney is insistent that the Al Qaeda "core," which is the Afghanistan/Pakistan branch, is "on the path to defeat." (Really?) But that there is some Variety Pack Al Qaeda, perhaps Diet Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda Free, which might not be fully "on the path to defeat."


UPDATE: CNN REPORTERS "FEARFUL" THAT PUSHING BENGHAZI STORY WILL COST THEM ACCESS: Perhaps the White House has issued its own Stream of Threatening Chatter.

Some CNN reporters are reportedly fearful now that their access to the White House will be hampered following their probing into a story that members of the Obama administration would prefer remain uninvestigated.

“Access is a very serious consideration when it comes to stories that could adversely impact a show, correspondent, or network’s relationship with the administration, a campaign, or any political leader,” one source with insider information told Mediaite.

“I would suggest it’s not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him,” the source, who did not wish to be identified, continued. “It’s the name of the game. And it’s bad for everyone trying to do this job the right way.”

Those reporters have reason to fear for their access to America’s executive branch. Some suspect that reporters who soft-pedal or underreport stories uncomfortable to the administration receive preferential access to White House officials.






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