Ostriches? Or lapdogs?

After White House Press Weasel Jay Carney nixed his daily presser on Friday following CNN’s Benghazi bombshell, many of us were hoping that the press corps would confront him today. After all, it was CNN reporters who broke the story. And CNN is an Obama-approved news outlet, right? Wrong.

As Mediaite conservative Noah Rothman discovered, members of the press corps are concerned that they will lose access to the White House if they dig into stories that could damage the Obama administration’s reputation:

“Access is a very serious consideration when it comes to stories that could adversely impact a show, correspondent, or network’s relationship with the administration, a campaign, or any political leader,” one source with insider information told Mediaite.

“I would suggest it’s not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him,” the source, who did not wish to be identified, continued. “It’s the name of the game. And it’s bad for everyone trying to do this job the right way.”

Bad? That’s putting it mildly.


The government should not be allowed to dictate the media’s actions, but the press corps is allowing it. Facilitating it. These so-called “journalists” are shirking their responsibility. And it’s pathetic.


It’s as if the more we wish for the media to do their job and hold the administration accountable, the more willing they are to cover for White House corruption.

Enough is enough.

Here’s how the press corps should have approached possible intimidation by the White House:





Disgusting: Sniveling maggot Jay Carney names Benghazi, IRS as ‘phony scandals’

‘I’d refer you to…’: Ace predicts Jay Carney’s responses at next presser in wake of latest ‘phony scandal’ bombshell

  • Maxx

    The only thing missing from the White House press conferences are the Milk Bone Dog Biscuits.

    Maybe they hand ’em out at the exits since there’s not enough room on the carpet for all those WH stenographers to “roll over” at the same time.

    Oh wait, come to think of it…they already do that.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Engraved on the dog biscuits, “NunyaBusiness”, “GoAway!”, “MyQ+A,NotYours”, “PlayDeadNow!”, “OToSmartForU”

      • Elaine

        Actually, those were donuts.

      • Marjorie

        …compliments of the Redundancy Department of Redundancy!

    • Boston Sports Mag

      Images just released from today’s presser.

      • rennyangel2

        Is he holding a recipe just below the border level?

    • WisconsinPatriot

      WHOA WHOA……WAIT A MINUTE. Milk Bone dog biscuits are for “ordinary, every day” toadiism. This is big….calls for LIVER TREATS!

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Columbia J-School has two semesters on “Progressive Fellatio”.

      It’s based on techniques Helen Thomas learned, all while practicing Jew hating in 1876.

    • David Johnson

      Carney could scratch them behind their ear or rub their bellies!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    #O*NO* M*O*R*E* OBenghazi4 *C*R*I*C*K*E*T*S!

    #O * Painfully * Loud * and * Deadly!

  • The Penguin

    I knew they’d wuss out at the last second!!…spineless bitches turned punks.

    • DaMello

      I so agree! I knew since Friday that they wouldn’t even broach the subject… So complicit !!!

  • gracepmc

    We do not address “phony scandals”. The WH Press Corpses

    • Elaine

      Tell me they are NOT using all that NSA info now.

  • Magnifico

    Not sure why they’re scared. Does anybody even pay attention to these non-answers and softball questions? Shake the sh*t up, FFS! May as well watch PBS for this sort of f$%#ing boredom.

    • The Penguin

      They want to keep their jobs…plain and simple.

      • rennyangel2

        It used to be the WH was afraid of the press.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          It used to he WH was afraid of the public. They’ve bought most of their constituents and paid them off already. What need to worry?

          Now they only need to worry about a scandal with legs. We’ll see.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        They won’t have jobs when only radical leftists are remaining as their viewers. Most dupes will start to wake up in the face of this evidence. When it gets to them.

  • Michael Hampton

    You kids really should get a hobby. It’s getting to be sad that you can’t make this scandal happen.

    • CatHerder

      Even sadder that you can’t make it go away, no matter how hard you click your ruby slippers.

      • Michael Hampton

        It will. Very soon. Once the Boehners and the Cantors start trying to use shutting down the government as a bargaining tactic again. Then we will bring up how much it cost taxpayers last time and they will be negated.

        • RLEE

          Uh why don’t you Obama supporters ever tell the truth? sequester was Obama’s idea not the dumbass Boehner (sorry but don’t like Boehner rino)

          • The Penguin

            No…you’re right. dumbass is spot-on.

        • $27789750

          The ‘public’ didn’t notice last time and won’t this one either. That unfortunate trait on their part is what keeps hollow men like Obama in business.

        • CatHerder

          Nope, it’s not going away as long as one relative of any of the victims is still alive. Pity tis, tis true.

        • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

          Your a fool on a fools errand. If the publci gave a rats ass about how much anything cost Obama would not have been allowed to return to the US after his $100 million trip to the homeland.

          • Michael Hampton

            Funny. You’ve never complained about any other Presidents taking trips. Why does it bother you that he does?

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            Only the fundraisers he goes on while there are insurrections in the streets and Americans are being murdered in our embassies. Otherwise, yeah, take off hoser, the less you do the better off and safer we all are.

            Oh, and thanks for making sure that Al KKKaida is on the run. God only knows how many embassies would be shut down and how many thousands of Americans cowering behind the barricades right now if it wasn’t!

          • OLLPOH ~ America

            http://www.usdebtclock.org …and at the top of the page you will also see a tab for States….Indebtedness in the Trillions, and the Federal Reserve Bank only has 62 billion in reserves, and they have been buying stock with it to make Obama’s lobbyists even richer….Digital money is printed in the tune of 85 Billion dollars a month to buy Debt. It is quite senseless with all the technology and he wants No gasoline in America to be used, why did he not just communicate with Ireland, and Africa from the Whitehouse. It costs 182k just to turn on the ignition key and crank the engine on Airforce1.
            If you’d like more info. on waste, we will gladly oblige, you.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            A 100 million dollar trip to a pointless destination during a budget crisis. Every president does this. As scandals burst around them.


            I guess I’m just a racist. Saved you the trouble.

          • Michael Hampton

            Bush spend millions on vacations too. While soldiers were dying in Iraq.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Bush spend millions on vacations too. While soldiers were dying in Iraq.”

            Where there’s smoke, there must be fire. So you’re going to show Bush was more or less the same with regard to expenses and vacations.

            Let’s here your case now that we heard your opening remarks.

            And that is before we factor in the economy. And the sequester.

            I’d like to see those numbers.

            But the truth is, that it’s all about love. You love your transformation messiah and that’s OK as far as that goes. We hate his policies and what it’s doing to America’s future.

          • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

            You are assuming that I have never complained about Bush travels…. show your source that proves I have not complained. What a joke of a human you are. Move on TROLL!

        • ObamaFail

          Obama put sequester in place, then you braindead idiots fall for his BS when he blames Republicans. And the only way government will shut down is if Obama cares more about his job killing Obamacare than he does the overall economy. Which we all already know killing jobs is what Obama loves the most about his job.

          • Michael Hampton

            I didn’t mention the sequester. I was talking about the debt ceiling. Last time Cantor tried to shut down the government over it, the credit rating of our country was downgraded. It cost you and I and all taxpayers over 1.3 billion in the first year alone. Just so that Cantor could try to prove that he was better than Boehner. You paid for his political theater. And you will pay for it again and again.

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            The rating is over the debt and inability to pay. Now, if you have X amount of income, and 20X expenses, what is the first obvious and effective solution that comes to mind?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            But what does the budget have to do with the debt ceiling? Come on man, it’s just theater.

            That theater may be out of business, but that’s the Republican’s fault.

          • Michael Hampton

            No. When our credit rating was downgraded, the gentleman who sent word said SPECIFICALLY that it was because of the republicans idea to shut down the government. Please read up on it. You might find it fascinating.

        • rennyangel2

          Last time, after the 1995 shut down, the Reps. took even bigger control of the Cong. in 1996, forced through welfare reform, and “gave” Bubba his “balanced budget” that he crows about eternally.

        • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

          Keep saying it over and over, and eventually some people will believe it.

          Oh, and remind me of all the terrible things that happened the last time the government actually “shut down”?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Global warming is caused by too much man made carbon, and Republican intransigence.

            “Global climate change” is caused by too much man made carbon, and Republican intransigence.

            “Catastrophic global climate change” is caused by too much man made carbon, and Republican intransigence.

            Look, it’s their fault. Not ours. K? That’s all we really know for sure.

          • Michael Hampton

            Threatening to shut down the government is not political fodder.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          Did I ever tell you I love you? You are such a mindless drone, you bend PERFECTLY to my will! Just keep doing what you do……I LOVE IT!!!!!! WHEE!

        • chetnapier

          It could not have cost that much obama still has had multi-million dollar vacays on the public dime since that happened

    • The Penguin

      You think that’s cute? Edgy? 4 Americans were left to die…that’s a fact. They asked for more security on several occasions and were refused…fact. Then a calculated cover-up took place so as not to look bad before the election…fact. You’re a d*ck…fact.

    • J. Cox

      You “progressives” should really learn what the word truth,and a free press is.Of course,when the dung is that high,fools like you can not help but to swim in it and eat it up.I guess your messiah can never do any wrong in the eyes of the blind lemmings right?

      • TitzyFritzensimmons

        We always say, “Take off your rings and pearls, girls, the sh*# is getting deep.”

        The tweet I like is best mentions “Threatening Chatter”- yep, that’s the Obama White House.

        Anyone else feel like we’re living in “V for Vendetta” in real time?

    • World B. Free

      Little Michael Hampton is just upset that his mommy didn’t bake him an 0bama cake for his little 0bama birthday party yesterday, that nobody showed up for anyway.

      Go back to your mommy’s basement, little boy, do another bong hit, and leave the important stuff to us adults.

      • The Penguin


      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        Never thought of that! Here, Mikey, here’s the cake mama made you before.

      • Michael Hampton

        Sarah Palin won’t be too happy about your screen name. After all, isn’t that what a big story was about the other day? That someone used that word and she had to make a big stink about it again years later?

  • MNWoman

    I am no longer shocked, but I am still outraged by the press’ lack of coverage of any of the “phony” scandals. If it weren’t so tragic, the WH correspondents refusing to ask the tough questions would be laughable.

    Perhaps news organizations need to send in 16 year old interns, like the Daily Caller did, to ask the tough questions?

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    The WHPC frets about losing access if they decide to practice actual journalism. Heaven forfend that they’d have to dig for real answers from the outside that they aren’t getting anyway from the inside. Maybe if they ended up getting kicked out of the briefing room, they’d be motivated to look at why the Administration would take certain inquiries so personally.

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    Disgusting. This is even worse than a state controlled media, you have a free media willingly bending over and taking it from the state WHEN THEY DON’T NEED TO. When the hell did ever news agency, Fox included, become gutless, shameful cowards?

    • MNWoman

      It’s sad that in recent weeks, the 16 year old intern from the Daily Caller was the person who asked Carney the toughest questions.

      • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

        The media in this country is dead. All we have left is a corpse hooked up to electricity that gets wheeled out for the public every day so they can shock it and fleece the marks in the carnival crowd.

        • nc

          People like to make fun of Sean Hannity, but he publicly called it in 2008.

    • The Penguin

      You are soooo right! And Fox does stop just short of being relevant. It’s always on the tip of their tongue, but then they bite down hard before they say anything real.

  • Michael E Rupp

    What difference, at this point, does last week make?

  • AlmaAlma

    So the MSM are ? ‘afraid’ of their Government?

  • $27789750

    The League of Puppets. How can they hold their heads up!

  • Moonbeam

    Where’s Fox News?

    • World B. Free

      Unfortunately they seem to have joined the obedient herd on this. Shameful.

      • Elaine

        Joined or were intimidated and blackmailed?

  • I M Free

    Benghazi? never heard of it. next question

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    I Would start recommending indictments on that basis.
    The Press KNOWS there is a story and they are CHICKEN SH!T.

  • RIChris

    It’s amazing how many people are willing to sell their souls to the lowest bidder.

  • brwaldbaum

    Obama’s position on “Don’t ask, don’t tell” has just evolved.

  • HARP2

    The White House Press Corps will assume your positions.

  • forgetyoutooo

    That must be why the propaganda briefing was late….Obama was passing out kisses to his reporter pals.

  • arttie

    My dog rolled over like that when she had impacted anal glands. The only thing that helped was squeezing them to expell the puss and relieve the pressure.

  • nc

    For the last five years I have called the so called mainstream media various names: cheerleading, Pravda, lapdog, etc. But as we all know, libbies love to engage in projection, so I now have a new name for them: The Phony Media.

  • nc

    When I was young, I used to wonder how the ordinary German people could fall so easily for the propaganda of the Nazis in the 1930’s. I don’t wonder anymore, sadly.

  • Guest

    I’m shocked that all of you are shocked. After Candy Crawly covered Obama’s rear end in the debate with an out and out lie and she’s lauded by the MSM for the great job she did. How could you possibly think these media minions of moral masturbation we’re going to get real and do their jobs. C’mon!!!!!!!!

    • https://twitter.com/WSPISFA WSPISFA

      Gwen Ifill from PBS is no different…she’s been licking Barry’s backside since day one. Your tax dollars at work, patriots.

  • ObamaFail

    The press should pretend OBama is a Republican. Then they’d actually have the stones to confront him and his lackeys about their scandals.

  • http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/ Brian Cates

    If the ENTIRE White House press corp rolled over on this to protect their access, we have no free press in this country.

    Every single member of the press that was in that room today should turn in their credentials.

  • rennyangel2

    Carney: Ben Ghazi was interred a long time ago, like, um, last year.

  • jenndee

    So we officially live in a country that has allowed our government full control. Their is no one to hold them accountable, and those that do are quickly hushed by threats, main stream media making them look like cooks and banishment from the white house. I honestly don’t see a way out of this mess, journalists should be ashamed, they have killed a once great institution.

  • Noneya

    What a worthless profession.

  • Gallatin

    What is the point of having access if you are not going to ask the tough questions?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    “Obama’s new Benghazi Motto? ‘HOPE AND CHANGE THE SUBJECT!'” – Jay Leno XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D} LIKE^+1,000,000!

  • https://twitter.com/WSPISFA WSPISFA

    There IS no such thing as journalist…only Democrat mouthpieces.

  • MarcusFenix

    I’ve been looking on the threads for the same spineless, idiotic liberals who in the last few months have made light of the Benghazi issue and who would cast disdain at people attempting to discuss it or bring it to the forefront of discussion. These same trolls would talk trash about public figures and others who refused to tow the sickening government line of “Nothing to see here, this happened so loooooong ago!”.

    Those same cowards are nowhere to be found now.

    So libs, take your indefensible position and suck it.

  • Cartoon Prophet

    evidently a long time ago there was a “4th estate” sale… who knew?

  • logicrules

    If there is anything “good” about Benghazi, it is that it exposes liberal hand-wringing for the insincere, partisan garbage that it is.

    Replace “Obama” with “Bush” in any of the scandals of this administration, and the tune would be diametrically posed.

  • Terry

    Didn’t CNN do very similar in Iraq before the 2002 invasion? If not CNN, it was NY Times or someone big. But I remember a then major news outlet had a branch in Bagdad but refused to report on Sadaam’s atrocities out of fear they would lose ‘access’. What the hell good is access if you’re not going to report the news?

    • Finrod Felagund

      It was CNN.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    So…basically being a prostitute does not prevent anyone from getting a job at big media companies as “journalists?” And you say it actually helps their career navigation skills?


  • bflat879

    I’ve learned to not expect much from the American media. If you want to know what’s really happening in the Obama Administration, read the British newspapers. Our free press has allowed themselves to become Pravda and Izvestia, and they wonder why no one trusts them any more.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Collective MSM Agreement: None of us get a Pulitzer during Obama’s administration.**

    **Jay Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson have opted out of agreement – Justice Department, NSA & IRS involved -stay away.

  • aztectrumpet

    I know everything is about the almighty dollar, but I think they can make more by actually reporting this stuff than getting access just to be a lapdog. Heck, if they reported all this stuff, (including some evidence of not getting access due to asking those questions) then Obama could probably be impeached

  • dogwonder

    During the days of lore “REAL” journalists would of called his bluff or walked out, now when they are scolded like the simpering loons they lower their tails and suck their thumbs..

  • Frustrated Teacher

    The tail is now wagging the dog. The press has been emasculated by this administration to the point where they forget that they actually have the power. They don’t have to beg for access. The Constitution guarantees them access. If the White House cuts if off, that would give the press MORE power, not less. Carney just passes out the knee pads and goes on with the lies…..pitiful.