The sad part? The fact that he has faced some actual questions is news, as Kirsten Powers points out.
What does it say that 5 years in, it's a news story that WH press sec is getting tough questions? For 2 whole days! http://t.co/MV21ZOrGhm
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) May 15, 2013
Asking a press secretary questions? That’s crazy talk! So cuckoo pants that now media outlets have made that the story.
— Marlene Hendrickson (@mhendrickson14) May 15, 2013
— Larry Akey (@LarryAkey) May 15, 2013
Today at the White House: A Tough One to Be Jay Carney – White House spokesman besieged with questions on scandals… http://t.co/RtKMkXSKVF
— 1969TheOne (@1969theone) May 15, 2013
— Chris Bentson (@chrisbentson) May 14, 2013
Boo-hoo! His “tough day.”
The first two years of his tenure as White House press secretary were a relative cake-walk: his talking points were solid, the issues were manageable, and the press corps was largely acquiescent.
Uh. You don’t see that as a problem? The lack of self-awareness is staggering.
@kirstenpowers10 It says that our liberty has been forfeited so that the press core can party with Obama andmaybe get intro to Jayz/ beyonce
— Richard Valenzuela (@valrich79) May 15, 2013
It says the lapdog media recused itself. “@kirstenpowers10: What does it say that 5 years in … WH press sec is getting tough questions?
— Roger Noriega (@rogernoriegaUSA) May 15, 2013
@kirstenpowers10 I wonder if some reporters are thinking, 'damn, it feels good to ask questions again. I've missed this. Oh, it's my job!"
— Elizabeth Scalia (@TheAnchoress) May 15, 2013
— SEDS (@SDESSEDS) May 15, 2013
@kirstenpowers10 It would be nice to think (erroneusly) that the state run media is developing ethics…
— Larry Pim (@larry8061) May 15, 2013
Nope! In the next Politico paragraph, hand wringing ensued. Oh, poor Carney! How admirable he is.
Three days into a changed environment in the briefing room, they say they admire how he has held his ground, deflecting reporters inquiries while at the same time maintaining the cool, no-drama demeanor that has long been a defining feature of the Obama White House.
Wait, there’s more gushing:
So far, Carney has withstood the recent grilling. Though he rarely gives reporters the answers they’re looking for, he hasn’t made any gaffes, has defended his boss fairly well, and hasn’t lost his composure.
What? Evidently, while they attended the briefings, they clearly did not hear anything. They were probably far too busy swooning over Jay Carney’s photo montage … of himself.
Huh? WH reporters "admire" Carney's stonewalling? http://t.co/2J7sQFWA33
— Michael C. Short (@michaelcshort) May 15, 2013
— Michael Rentiers (@michaelrentiers) May 15, 2013
— Sean Geary Higgins (@SeanGHiggins) May 15, 2013
Poor lapdogs are afraid they’ll be sent to the doghouse. For doing their alleged jobs.