Local reporter says Jay Carney is given press briefing questions in advance
The Gateway Pundit – A local CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the media before the daily press briefing. And, he often provides the reporters with answers before the press conference, too.
“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.”
Via Weekly Standard:
Jay Carney Denies
.@RalstonReports Briefings would be a lot easier if this were true! Rest assured, it is not.
— J Earnest (Archived) (@PressSec44) March 20, 2014
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is denying a television news reporter’s claim that reporters often ‘provide the questions to him in advance,’ before his daily briefings, and that he sometimes provides answers on paper before taking the podium.
‘If only this were true,’ Carney told MailOnline Thursday morning.
He was responding to a claim from KPHO-TV5 anchor Catherine Anaya, who reported Wednesday night on what she called an ‘off the record’ meeting yesterday morning between Carney and a handful of local TV reporters hand-picked to interview President Barack Obama.