I watched most of that interview as it happened. I wonder what planet Carney is living on?
FWIW, it looked like a lot of the reporters were incredulous with his answers, but they couldn’t come to actually start asking him the kind of questions that would make him mad. I think they love their position so much that the soft pedal any hard questions so they can maintain that position.
I thought a couple of the reporters wanted just tell Carney that he was an idiot for thinking he could tell them “no substantive changes were made” to the talking points by the White House or State Dept.
IOW, their careers hang in the balance and they credibly believe if they push too hard with their questions, so as to make someone in the administration mad, they could easily get fired with one phone call to their boss.
IOW, they are content to act as if they're journalists when in fact, they're knowingly part of a corrupt political system that very effectively stifles criticism while paying them six-figure salaries and expense accounts.