Obama Press Secretary’s Fake ‘Briefings’
It’s supposedly a long tradition. Reporters from the nation’s top news agencies gather together before the President’s Press Secretary and pepper him with questions on the issues of the day to get off the cuff answers so that we, the people, can take a measure of what the White House is doing. Only with Obama it’s all fake. Neither the questions nor the answers are “real.”
As it happens, a reporter from Arizona has revealed that all the questions and all the answers to those questions are hammered out between the “reporters” and Obama’s Press Sec. Jay Carney before any of them ever enter the White House briefing room.
It’s all a sham, a show, a false front as these so-called “reporters” bow to demands that their questions be submitted before the press “conference” and approved ahead of time.
According to the Arizona reporter, Jay Carney himself admitted the truth in an accidentally candid moment.
The reporter said,
And then he also mentioned that a lot of times, unless it’s something breaking, the questions that the reporters actually ask–the correspondents–hey 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
Of course, Carney is now denying this reporter’s claims.
So, what do you think? True? False? My guess is that it is true. The media is not there to report the truth. They are there to make Obama look good.
Warner Todd Huston
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