Glazed charm offensive? WH chief of staff hands out ‘please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts’ to press

Here, little lapdogs. Come and get ’em! The White House does have a thing for rewarding lapdogs with sweet little Snausages.

The latest charm offensive?

Or something else?


Was this really necessary?


More from CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller on the “‘please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts”:

Is this satire?

Sadly, no.


  • GTJessop

    In related news, the White House has announced that due to Sequestration cuts, they have run out of Kool-Aide.

    • Gary Freeman

      That will be one of the things they’ll increase spending on.

    • OLLPOH

      Dang, you saw the same broadcast that we did.

    • TocksNedlog

      That’s one thing they will NEVER run out of.

    • Sam I. Metler

      The White House will never run out of the cool aide these clowns guzzle by the gallon.
      As for the treats, the left leaning media doesn’t need them, they swallow Obama’s load without bribes.

    • anywoman

      beat me to it GT!

    • trixiewoobeans

      I heard a reformed Liberal refer to it as “Fool-Aid”.

    • EastValleyConservative

      But Mooshelle substituted Crystal Light (only 5 calories!) and hopes no one notices. If you see any scattered showers of real journalism, now you know why. They haven’t perfected the concoction yet.

  • Avniel

    It’s not the glaze…its the filling.

    • Junie3

      Probably spiked with non-truth serum.

  • Elaine

    Surprised they didn’t make them sit up and beg.

    • Kevin Krom

      What do you mean by “make them”?

  • ambermydog

    White House, State, FBI, CIA, all keep claiming that they didn’t know
    anything. I am beginning to believe that they really don’t know
    anything about anything. The more important question now may be, “If
    you didn’t know, why didn’t you know”. After claiming ignorance about
    Benghazi, Fast & Furious, sequester, Gosnell, and Boston Bombers. That may be
    the key. “A commander is responsible for everything that does, or does
    not happen”.

    • Kevin Krom

      Exactly, once is a mistake, twice is a problem, three or more is a pattern. The choice is between “culpable” and “incompetent”; either one should be impeachable and possibly criminal.

  • Gary Freeman

    There’s going to be a 3 hour event on MSNBC talking about how amazing it was that reporters are given donuts. CNN will give it at least an hour.

    • mapache

      Chris Matthews will sputter Boston Creme and Sharpton will have jelly on his tie!

  • grais

    I’m sure it was the most important thing the White House Chief of Staff had to do today.
    I mean that.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Actually….I’m quite certain he has more “meaningless”
      things to ‘do’…running around that merry-go-round...

  • rant stocks

    UNBELIEVABLE…….what level will they stoop to STAY corrupted..trying to manipulate the press,wonder how many went for it ?

  • HARP2

    They can be bought for less than that.


    So glad that we could use taxpayer $’s to dispense them donuts. Obama’s Pre-party apology that they won’t be at the next Obama shin-dig event about to take place…hmmm, just askin’.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    The White House Press Corps knows they don’t work FOR the White House, right?

    • Kevin Krom

      They’ll remember that the next time there’s a Republican president.

      • Canadian in USA

        …and win right there.

  • Lynn R

    Wondering how often they do that?

  • Spatial Awareness


  • walterc

    I’m guessing the taxpayers paid for the donuts besides.

  • Rob

    After briefing:
    “Those donuts you just ate? All contained tiny explosive devices that will release poison if ANY OF YOU speak poorly of Obama and his administration’s handling of Benghazi.”

    Just kidding. They don’t need to do that. A good lap dog can be trained with no more than a rolled up newspaper.

  • Marty Luther

    I hope they didn’t sell out for anything less than a glazed.

  • Wing_attack_Plan_R

    those were just the leftovers that Michelle didn’t finish

    • John W.

      There’s no such thing.

  • tommcgtx

    you must reward your propaganda arm……

  • $23639361

    hmmm, knowing the CHOOMer-N-chief’s 420 tendencies… the “journo-lists” best beware if the WH staffers start passing out brownies

  • I M Free

    is that all you’ve got?

  • Daniel Medicis

    It’s a wonder the WH Press Corps didn’t buy the chief of staff donuts and tell him, “Thanks for all you do, you can count on us not to report Benghazi.”

  • Daniel Medicis

    The poor-man’s way to drive this story is to go to your search engine, (any one will do) and type ‘Benghazi Obama’ or any combination of words as long as ‘Benghazi’ is in it.

  • Chevypowered

    Remember back in the day it was “30 pieces of silver,” now it’s donuts? My how low standards have become in regards to selling out your country.

    • $27789750

      And in between we had Benedict Arnold selling out his country for a military promotion. Now we’re down to donuts. These reporters go for cheap don’t they!

  • Hiraghm

    Denis McDonough to press corps: “you’re not just whores, you’re cheap whores.” I mean, selling their integrity (cough) for doughnuts??

  • © Sponge

    Just make sure you don’t speak about tyranny in government or that it’s getting too large and you’ll be allowed to live…..I mean, you’ll be fine.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Usually, somebody buys a Box of Donuts to help keep up the energy if they don’t have time for a regular breakfast….This is OBVIOUSLY a reward for NOT REPORTING ON BENGHAZI! Now I know why Mark Knoller (and probably the entire FOX NEWS contingent) turned him down.. Jawamax 8<{D}

    • tops116

      To be fair, if you were a FOX News employee, would you accept food from someone on Team Obama? Certainly not without a taste-tester… and I’m guessing Joe Biden was nowhere to be found.

  • tops116

    So, four lives are worth a box or two of donuts?

  • Baba Ghanoush

    What were the donuts laced with?

  • DurkaDurka

    It’s a trap!

    • erehwon

      Ratatatatatat! “Eez no bacon tree, eez a hambush”

  • CO2 Producer

    And another of Obama’s doughnut holes closes.

    “I bring the pastry, you bring the puff.”

    White House : Press Corps :: long john : cruller

    • lainer51

      oh you have seen the picture of Barry riding the girl’s bike?

  • Rob Jones

    I can’t criticize. I give people-food to my dogs too.

  • $29561723

    are you frigging kidding me?

  • goldwater89

    Nixon is somewhere saying, “If only I had given Woodward and Bernstein some donuts.”

  • Steve_J

    So the MSM will sell out for a box of doughnuts? What’s funny is the WH didn’t even have to bribe them with doughnuts since the MSM, for the most part, wasn’t going to seriously report on Benghazi, or why four Americans were murdered, in the first place.

  • Junie3

    They sure do seem to like things with holes in them, news, college transcripts, BC’s, Hilary’s lawyer friends, Ambassadors, Seals, and donuts.

  • Gary

    Headline – death of four laid at feet of WH. Ummm, wait a sec, …donuts!

  • ceemack

    The media are pretty cheap whores if they can be bought for a doughnut.

    Of course, liberal politicians can usually buy them for a lot less than that…

  • Adrian Vance

    You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. They will pull out all stops on this one.

    See The Two Minute Conservative via Google or: When you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

  • capisce

    In a stunning departure from established procedure, the press was fed something other than lies, distortions and over-the-top spin.

  • thehappyhedgehog

    Don’t eat those donuts, citizens! They contain CIA mind control filling!

    • Canadian in USA

      And Kool-Aid.

    • unknown

      And sugar that makes them fat.

  • Don Burton

    Paraphrasing a famous bit of doggerel about the Briitish press:

    You cannot bribe with a doughnut twist/
    (Thank God!) the lib’ral journalist/
    But seeing what they all will do/
    Unbribed, there really is no need to.

  • WBee1 Proud Navy Wife

    It would have been 2 boxes of donuts being passed round the press corps, but mooch and Gov Christie got there first.

  • medicinewomantwo

    So where is he going to work when Queen Obama finds out?

  • gold7406

    I see carney in the background. the personification of jerry mahoney.

  • BoltUp

    I think Biden just wanted to check if you could yet go into a Dunkin Donuts without a slight Indian accent.

  • Right Wired

    Wait, was Michelle Obama mortified? Were these organic gluten-free sugar-free raw milk soy donuts?

    • SJ’s Dad

      Raw Milk?!?!?!
      Her royal Heferness, Queen MOOchelle Hussein O’Bamarama would never condone anything as ILLEGAL as Raw Milk!
      . . . Oh wait!

    • dc

      these arent “little people” so it doesnt matter, they can eat whatever they want.

  • Jim Denney

    Are these the new sequester exempt donuts? Food Nazi & OMB approved….

  • Stephen Goodman

    Moochelle and Bloomberg will have a collective fit.

  • Mark Wandrey

    Nice to see the whitehouse press corps lapping up something else for a change besides Carney’s usual propaganda.

    • TocksNedlog

      Either way, it’s a steady diet of empty calories.

  • tjp77

    The funny thing is that the donuts aren’t even necessary.

    • Chevypowered

      Make it easier to hide the other “cream” on their faces…

      I would completely understand If I was edited for that but someone had to say it.

  • TocksNedlog

    Carney: “No, no; the bullsh*t-filled ones are for YOU guys.”

  • Sandra Arnold Carroll

    Careful they are heavily laced with kool-aid…

  • Linda http://omega57.wordpress

    Who paid for them?

    • WORSEKarma

      See: Your Tax Dollars At Work…

  • rivers

    Oh brother, look at the stupid, sycophantic smiles on their faces. Pathetic.

  • James Neal

    We’ll call him McDonut from now on. What a bargain — in exchange for some donut holes, the White House gets holes in Benghazi coverage, Gosnell coverage, Fast and Furious coverage, Train Wreck coverage, Sequester responsibility, fiscal responsibilty, executive privilege abuse, candidate vetting, pants on fire insurance, and so many others too numerous to mention. The only time in history that Washington got more than it paid for — leave it to the MSM to make that happen.

  • Keri Green

    I hope they choke on them. There just as Treasonous as Obama and his WHOLE Administration for distorting, lying and not reporting the truth!!

  • el_polacko

    what better evidence that the WH thinks we’re all children do we need ?

  • Candy Ohara

    Employee Appreciation Day.

  • daeghrefn

    Talk about cheap whores…

  • BK

    So revolting!

  • camnpat

    So, if I send them a wedding cake will they do their job?

  • neoface

    Better yet if McDonough offer any person that has Obama’s back on this Benghazi case will get a golf date with Obama. There will be another Benghazi black out. Just throw these lapdogs a small bone, McDonough can always walk it back later. LOL!!!!

  • fireandreamitchell

    I’ll bet Knoller ate the whole box.

  • Jonny Angel

    Lap dogs will eat anything thrown on the floor……..

  • LoFlyer

    This is a fairly common practice in the real-world. Donuts for the first morning meeting or a vendors presentation does not represent a bribe or coercion to accept the premise of the agenda. It does tend to “break the ice” and get more communication between the attendees.
    This is a non-issue, there are some really serious failures of the media to report on scandals affecting the Obama admin, this is not one.
    Concentrate on the real issues of the non-reporting of Benghazi, fast and furious, and the purchase of 750 million rounds of ammo, 6000 automatic weapons and 2000 armored cars by the DHS. This stuff is dead serious and a few donuts do not represent much of a threat in the big scheme of events.

  • mapache

    Michelle! Michelle! We have a donuting in the press room…. respond immediately.

  • John Johnson

    Were they lemon donuts for the yellow journalists?

  • twolaneflash

    If this were a doctor’s office and those doughnuts came from a drug rep, under newly implemented Sunshine Law, every one of those people’s names and titles would have to be entered on a federally controlled spreadsheet available on the internet for public viewing. Also, not everyone in the office can have a doughnut, since they are not people the rep would talk to about their product or a disease state. If the janitor gets a doughnut, the rep is in violation. It’s not about preventing influence, it’s about intimidation of the private sector. Nearly forty years since I went to medical school and I never saw a doctor bought with a doughnut, but these Fifth Column media types, even with a doughnut, are grossly overpaid.

  • sb36695

    Were those approved by Michelle Obama?

  • v1cious

    Wow. you know things have gone off the rails when handing out donuts is a vicious government conspiracy.

  • $4356589

    So cute how conservatards continue to make a mountain out of a molehill. Keep at it…the short-attention-span lemmings on the right will grow weary and be distracted by something else shiny in a matter of months. Meanwhile, the country suffers while conservatards obsess about something that was their own damn fault (denying funding requests for increased embassy security…look it up, sheeple). Benghazi will result in great news for the Dems in 2014.

    • daeghrefn

      Whaaaaaaat? The country’s suffering under the enlightened reign of Chicago Jesus?

  • 1SkepticalChick

    Gooood puppies!! Who’s a good puppyyyyy!! Heres a treat!

  • aegean1

    Funny, that’s what Dexter does too..

  • Gordon Waite

    Why are they not handing out copies of FLOTUS’s new book? I hear she is pandering to the press saying the book would make great gift for Mother’s Day!

  • Duane Steil

    Having gone to St. John’s University in Minnesota I’m ashamed to say that McDonough also went there. I can assure you he didn’t learn Obama’s “donut bribery” of the press from the Benedictines!

  • Jeremy

    Smarm offensive is more like it

  • Jeremy

    WH Chief of Staff “You all be good little lapdogs and we will give you free Pizza later”

  • golftilidrop

    Gotta throw a lap-dog a bone.

  • bo1921

    Well, I’ll be – All this time I thought the WH “press” brought donuts to the WH staff. You know, as a way of thanking them for being allowed to “cover” the WH.

  • Guest

    From “The Five” this afternoon…”why donuts?”…because their story has holes in it!

  • unknown

    I guess they did not have to worry about Michelle scolding them for eating a sugary foot.

  • MurphTacular

    The trivia that catches Twitchy’s eyes. This happens in sheriff’s offices around the country routinely. Ask the cops if they think these ‘bribes’ or ‘special favors’ change things? Get. A. Life. People.

  • BeeKaaay

    Bribery. ’nuff said.

  • Finrod Felagund

    What I’m wondering is if they each had to sit up and beg before they got their donut.

  • fed-up

    Those guys would eat a crap sandwich fed to them from the WH and ask for more.

  • Zefal

    More for what they don’t do – Their jobs in exposing their lies and cover ups.

  • Dennis E. Amnott

    Is there any wonder why there isn’t ANY trust in this Administration? If this “press corps” can be bought off with a box of doughnuts to not report on the Benghazi murders, then America there can be no hope left for anything. The “NEWSWHORES” will work for doughnuts, how sad is that.

  • Guest

    Here Pressy Pressy come here Presstitute.

  • Carol Ann Hughes

    the question is what is in the glaze….LSD, anthrax, small pox, yellow fever ?

  • Ron

    You Morons who voted for his majesty and his bottom feeders should be
    Seeing the light about now, but then again, you the 47 percenters, don’t really
    Care, just keep the freebies rolling in.

  • Charlotta Jones

    Donuts for a bunch of numbnuts

  • Karl H

    Those are not Donuts they are scooby-snacks for good little lapdogs. Must be a special occasion if Obama has to bribe the dogs.

    Ruh Rho Rhaggy, Rhobama rhust be Rhucked!

  • Mike Peterson

    I knew it! thats how they buy them off! Oh no Dougnuts Michelle is going to be so pissed when she finds out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bonnieblue2A

    Holes in the center of the donuts strangely resembled the holes in the WH Benghazi story.