MEMBERS ONLY: 5 White House Reporters Who Like To Stir the Pot At Daily Briefings
For about an hour every day, reporters gather to lob questions at the White House press secretary, whose job it is to say as little as possible that hasn't already been said. It is a televised exercise in diminishing returns, aggravated by a press corps that's heavily weighted ...read more
White House: No Ground Combat Troops, Only 'Forward Deployed' and 'Combat Ready' Troops
For weeks, the White House has been trying to explain to the media that while ground combat troops in Iraq and Syria are not on the table, they actually are on the table, and on Thursday, someone else finally noticed. The gold star goes to ABC News Chief White House ...read more
Exclusive Video: White House Press Says Goodbye To Trailblazer Ann Compton
Since 1974, when she became the first woman assigned to cover the White House for a major television network full time, Ann Compton has covered history as it unfolded at the White House. As White House correspondent for ABC News, Compton was her audience's witness to major ...read more
White House Reporter to Obama: Are You a Dictator Or Just a Pansy?
At the conclusion of the White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last night, President Obama held a press conference at which he addressed a number of issues, but the thing that really stood out was the absurd framing of Jonathan Karl's question about the President's use of ...read more
White House Again Shoves Impeachment Up GOP's Ass Sideways With Mustard On It
On Friday, the White House snatched the Republicans' impeachment claw hammer away from them and started beating the shit out of them with it, which caused House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Tuesday morning, to wonder where anyone ever got the idea that Republicans want to ...read more
ABC's Jon Karl Outfoxes Fox News On Obamacare Ruling
At Tuesday's White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest fielded several questions about the federal appeals court ruling that struck down the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for health insurance purchased on the federal exchanges. (Hours later, a separate federal ...read more
ABC News Reporter Asks a Very Strange Question About Immigration and Jose Antonio Vargas
The current immigration crisis has resulted in many a sad, strange spectacle, but ABC News White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl's question at Wednesday's daily briefing was mainly just strange. Shaking up his current events dice in a Yahtzee! cup, Karl decided to ask White ...read more
ABC News Insists White House Should Scare America With Terrorism
ISIS has become the latest way the media and conservatives are trying to terrify Americans into war and erase the Obama administration's accomplishments in fighting terrorism. They ran this game with Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi, even though extensive reporting has shown the ...read more
Media Asks Dick Cheney Why Media Should Ask Dick Cheney About Anything
On Sunday morning's edition of ABC News' This Week, former Vice President Dick Cheney formed into a solid long enough to rehash the criticisms that we already didn't want to hear from him. Since Jay Carney already destroyed Cheney with a single line at his final briefing, ...read more
Jay Carney Bemoans White House Briefing 'Theatricality' In Colbert Report Exit Interview
The day after his final briefing, outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gave The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert an exit interview of sorts, and when Colbert pressed him on the many "tense" exchanges with the likes of ABC News' Jonathan Karl, Carney chalked it up to ...read more
Jay Carney's Best Burns, Zings, and Wisecracks as White House Press Secretary
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney delivered his final briefing from the podium in the Brady Briefing Room, striding onto that stage for the final time to the strains of Guided By Voices' "Motor On." As he takes his next steps back into private ...read more
Michelle Obama's Haters Hit New Low By Gutting School Lunch Requirements
First Lady Michelle Obama is, in many ways, a more attractive target for conservatives than her Free-World-Leading husband, and this week, House Republicans took aim at the First Lady's signature initiative. In their proposed fiscal year 2015 agriculture spending bill, the House ...read more
Why Is ABC Trying To Turn The V.A. Scandal Into Another #Benghazi?
The scandal involving delays in care at Veterans Administration facilities continues to grow, and with it, the desperation of some media outlets to score political points against President Obama. At Friday's White House Daily Briefing, ABC News' Jon Karl used false assertions ...read more
Could VA Hospitals Be Getting an Obamacare-style Makeover?
The developing scandal around a Veterans Administration hospital in Phoenix was one topic of discussion at Monday's White House Daily Briefing, as Press Secretary Jay Carney fielded questions about the investigations underway, and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck ...read more
White House Press Corps' #Benghazi Fever Breaking?
Since the news broke, last Wednesday, that conservative Judicial Watch had obtained a White House email that #Benghazi cultists insisted was a "smoking gun" in an alleged White House conspiracy to describe the events in Benghazi as accurately as they could, there have been three ...read more
Jay Carney Apparently A Fan Of Grandmaster Flash, Not A Fan Of Stupid Questions
Believe it or not, there are actually drawbacks to having a ginormous phone that doubles as a portable home theater system, aside from the unrelenting ball-breaking. One such drawback became apparent at Monday's White House daily briefing, as ABC News White House Correspondent ...read more
Jay Carney On Jon Karl's #Benghazi Email Trickery: Not Interested In 'Playing That Game'
As we near the anniversary of the first fake #Benghazi email scandal, version 2.0 was again a hot topic of discussion at Monday's White House daily briefing. Press Secretary Jay Carney even referenced the "emails" that ABC News' Jon Karl said he had "obtained" last year (which ...read more
Mike Morell's Circular Illogic Fuels #Benghazi Fever; UPDATED: Carney Reacts
The most recent bout of #Benghazi Fever has been fueled by a tandem of the latest (actually authentic) email to surface regarding Susan Rice's Sunday show prep, and a clip of former Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell testifying before the House Intelligence Committee that he was ...read more
Carney Derangement Syndrome Strikes Again: Ron Fournier Calls Jay Carney 'Baghdad Bob'
Carney Derangement Syndrome has struck again, this time felling National Journal's Ron Fournier, who took to MSNBC's Morning Joe to deliver a measured criticism of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Friday morning. Carney is taking heat from reporters over his insistence ...read more
EXCLUSIVE: Jay Carney And Jon Karl Go At It Like Junkyard Dogs Over New 'Benghazi' Email
ABC News' Jon Karl has made the effort to create a Benghazi scandal a personal hobby horse, even going so far as to falsely report that he had "obtained emails" that he, in fact, had not. At Wednesday's White House Daily Briefing, Karl tried to resurrect the scandal again by ...read more
Jon Karl Gets Scoop: President Obama 'Absolutely' Would Save Drowning Vladimir Putin
At his last press conference in the United States, President Obama skipped over the television reporters, and here's a prime example of why that may have been. At a joint press conference with South Korean President Park on Friday, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent ...read more
Melissa Harris-Perry Accuses Jay Carney of 'Mansplaining' White House Pay Gap
Earlier this week, I brought you a neat dissection of how the mainstream news media constructs an attack on the White House in the guise of objective journalism. Reporters from Fox News and ABC News double-teamed Press Secretary Jay Carney using a right-wing study of an apparent ...read more
White House's Jay Carney 'Frustrated' By Bad Headlines on Obamacare's 'Best Day'
The fight for the narrative on Obamacare continues apace, even with the announcement that the Affordable Care Act has achieved what seemed unachievable in November, December, or even as recently as yesterday: Despite the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website, enrollments ...read more
TheBlaze Reporter and ABC News' Jon Karl Ask Exact Same Obamacare Question
They said it couldn't be done, "they" being critics of the Affordable Care Act and the media, and "it" being the achievement of the lowered estimate of six million Obamacare enrollments, let alone the original 7 million projection by the CBO. Just yesterday, even with the ...read more