Whoops! Did Jay Carney just confirm that the media are lapdogs for Obama? [video]
@charliespiering It's tough to lie to a friend…
— Mickey Youngblood (@myoung200) April 17, 2014
This morning, Major Garrett interviewed the press secretary at George Washington University. That’s when Carney shared this little nugget:
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) April 17, 2014
See for yourself (starts around the 20:50 mark):
I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the President of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama had in the election year was with the anchor of “The Daily Show.”
So, Jay, President Obama’s “toughest interview” was with the host of a satirical news show?
Jay Carney says that Stewart is a "smart and sophisticated" packager of the news
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 17, 2014
Says it all.
Jay Carney says probably the most challenging interview POTUS had in election year was with Jon Stewart on Daily Show. #gwcarney
— Jeremy Art (@jeremyart) April 17, 2014
Did Carney mean to draw attention to the fact that the media are nestled comfortably under President Obama’s thumb? Not likely, but that’s exactly what he did.
sad, but true RT @charliespiering: Jay Carney: If you look back at 2012, the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart
— Misha Ski (@msbs05) April 17, 2014
Editor’s note: The interview took place at George Washington University, not at Georgetown as we initially mistakenly stated. Thanks to @JZalatoris for pointing out the error.
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