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  • Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home

    04/14/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home Washingtonian MOM magazine's spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home. In the background of the photo, you can see two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters. One of Carney's posters is a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says "Have YOU Enlisted?" in Russian: The other poster features a female factory worker. According to this eBay...
  • Comrade Carney And The Case Of The Disembodied Digit

    04/12/2014 3:33:02 PM PDT · by absentee · 48 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/12/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Photos from the home of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that accompany a Washingtonian magazine puff piece this week have caused a bit of a stir online after enterprising reporters and bloggers had a closer look. Take a look at the first one: First of all, what kind of family are they feeding there? That's enough food for a small platoon. I see three people in that picture. Three people evidently preparing to go into hibernation. But secondly, and more interestingly, check out the posters in the background.
  • Freaky Photoshop disaster: Jay Carney puff piece goes hilariously wrong [pics]

    04/11/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • Obama's press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda

    04/11/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 62 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine. It's the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary's tie costs ($135). But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a...
  • Carney Spends Nearly 5 Mins Struggling to Explain its Use of Misleading Gender Gap Stats If that isn't bad enough the little twerp took a page from race hustlers, like Sharpton and Jackson, saying republicans are racist for not supporting equal pay! This pay gap farce is just another ploy by the divide, destroy and conquer regime. The pay gap between mean and women is not 77 cents its 93 cents depending on how it's calculated. I will bet there is a good explanation as to why there is a difference in pay in many cases. No one makes the same amount of money in most cases because some people take a salary while others get paid...
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • Carney Suggests Republicans are like Racists

    04/08/2014 3:29:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 8, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama and his aides are up to their usual deeply unpresidential vitriol, suggesting evil motives on the part of Republicans for opposing Obama’s agenda. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today compared Republican opponents of the Paycheck Fairness Act to “conservatives” who fought civil rights legislation. Carney spoke today at the White House briefing: "Republicans object to this strenuously using the same arguments that conservatives used when they objected to very bit of progress made on civil rights for women and minorities over the past many decades. And they were wrong then, and they are wrong now." Actually, Republicans...
  • US warns Russia against gas hikes to hurt Ukraine

    04/04/2014 3:55:33 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 23 replies
    Washington (AFP) - The United States warned Russia Thursday not to use energy costs as an instrument of political coercion, after Moscow scrapped its last gas price discounts for Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev earlier announced the move, effectively raising the price by $100 to $485 for every 1,000 cubic meters of gas. Asked about the decision, White House spokesman Jay Carney warned "markets should determine energy prices." "A country should not use supply and pricing terms as tools of coercion to interfere in Ukraine or anywhere else," he said.
  • CBS News Spills Beans, Whitehouse Press Briefings are staged and rehearsed, Cover-up being attempted

    03/20/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 89 replies
    Both The Weekly Standard and AUN-TV ^ | 3-20-2013 | Daniel Harper + Dana Allen
    Hi, The Weekly Standard put up a article about how a AZ CBS reporter confessed that Jay Carney and key people in the DC Press meet before briefings and he gets the questions and gives them the answers. Its all a charade in the televised Briefings. We suspected that, but now we know the details on how it is rigged. Nevada's biggest Obama fan Jon Ralston was even offended to find out how contrived it is. Now for the cover-up. The video has been blacked out on YouTube. Both Carney and the reporter are denying what she said on air....
  • ´My mistake and I own up to it´ Phoenix reporter reverses course, says White House Press

    03/20/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/20/14 | David Martosko
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied on Thursday a television news reporter´s day-old claim that reporters often ´provide the questions to him in advance,´ before his daily briefings, and that he sometimes provides answers on paper before taking the podium. WIthin hours, the Phoenix reporter at the center of a quick-drying controversy admitted she got the whole thing wrong. Phoenix news anchor Catherine Anaya reported Wednesday night on KPHO-TV5 that in an ´off the record´ meeting, Carney had told a handful of local TV reporters that White House correspondents often tell him before daily briefings what they´ll be asking.
  • Carney Brushes Off Russian Threat of Nuclear Armageddon 'People say crazy things on TV all the time'

    03/17/2014 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/17/14 | Staff
    Pressed by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl to comment on a threat made last night on state TV that Russia is still “the only country in the world capable of turning the U.S.A. into radioactive dust,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissively said, “people say crazy things on TV all the time.” See below for the full exchange: JON KARL: And let me ask you just something on — that was on Russian television, state-controlled television, the main state-controlled channel. Dmitry Kiselev, prominent Russian television anchor, posed in front of a mushroom cloud and warned that Russia’s the only country...
  • Insiders: Jay Carney preparing to leave White House

    03/14/2014 8:34:36 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2014
    Insiders very close to House White House Press Secretary Jay Carney indicate that he’s on his way out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The Mirror has learned. Carney has told people he’s leaving the White House soon. In 2008, Carney became Director of Communications for Vice President Joe Biden. In 2011, he became the nation’s 29th press secretary, President Obama’s second, replacing Robert Gibbs. Before that, Carney was a journalist for The Miami Herald and later TIME and CNN. In the last 48 hours, Carney has been getting press attention from outlets like The Weekly Standard and the New York Daily...
  • Carney: Obamacare ‘Absolutely Worth It’ if Dems Lose the Senate

    01/26/2014 8:30:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    January 26, 2014 10:28 AM Carney: Obamacare 'Absolutely Worth It' if Dems Lose the Senate By Andrew Johnson Even if Obamacare proves to be electoral Kryptonite for Democrats in this year’s midterms, the White House still believes the health-care law was worth the political hit. “The answer is it is absolutely worth it, no matter what happens politically,” press secretary Jay Carney told ABC’s Jon Karl. In fact, Carney didn’t expect running against Obamacare to even be a winning message for Republicans “because they’ve got to explain what repeal [of the law] means.”
  • Obama pot comments not meant to endorse legalization: White House

    01/23/2014 12:30:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama wasn’t trying to set new federal drug policy when he stated that Colorado and Washington state should “go forward” with new laws legalizing marijuana use, the White House said Wednesday. “The president’s position on these matters hasn’t changed,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “He made clear that he sees it as a bad habit and a vice, and not something that he would encourage. He’s not endorsing any specific move by a state, he’s simply making an observation.” Under federal law, marijuana use is illegal. The president has acknowledged smoking marijuana — former friends in his...
  • Is the President Dishonest Or Ignorant? (How about both?)

    12/05/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 5, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacare’s many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own. “There’s a difference between anecdotes and data,” he said. He’s right, of course. And he should know … his boss has governed by anecdote, not data, not facts, since he took office. Putting Obamacare aside for the moment, the most egregious example in the history of the United States of the bluster of anecdotes over reality came in...
  • Jay Carney Isn't Sure If People Who Have Signed Up For Obamacare Will Actually Be Covered on Jan. 1

    12/02/2013 2:53:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 2, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney couldn't directly say whether people who have "signed up" for Obamacare will actually have health insurance starting on January 1. "We're telling consumers if they're not sure if they're enrolled they should call the insurer directly," Carney said. Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance thanks to Obamacare and have been unable to successfully sign up for another plan. Five-million Americans have lost their health insurance plans while only 100,000 people have either signed up for Obamacare or have put a plan in their shopping cart...
  • Change: WH Won't Say How Much Obama Knew About Obamacare's Tech Meltdown

    11/20/2013 5:07:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 20, 2013 | Guy Benson
    One staple in Barack Obama's excuse-making diet is that when bad things happen, he doesn't know anything. He's employed the ignorance defense repeatedly regarding the raging five-alarm fire that is the Obamacare roll-out. During his press conference last week, Obama stated that he wasn't "directly informed" about the myriad tech headaches, then cited his own intelligence as proof of his ignorance: I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, a week before the website opens, if I thought that...
  • CNN source: If White House has no solution by Friday, Dems may vote for “Keep Your Plan Act”

    11/12/2013 7:01:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2013 | AllahPundit
    Amazing stuff via Mediaite. The “Keep Your Plan Act” is Fred Upton’s bill, which Jay Carney spent a few minutes attacking at today’s press briefing because it would make canceled plans available to all consumers, not just the ones who’d been enrolled in those plans before. That would be a disaster for the insurance industry. Healthy people would flee the new, more expensive plans for the resurrected cheaper ones, leaving no one in the new risk pool except sick people with very expensive treatments. That means either heavy losses for insurers, steep premium hikes next year to make up the...
  • Obamacare website spews garbled messages to frustrated users

    11/07/2013 3:56:13 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2013 | David Martosko 'is not firing effectively on all pistons,' White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Thursday, in what may be the understatement of the week.When MailOnline visited the website shortly after Carney's daily briefing, the Obamacare portal spewed a nonsensical mixture of computer code instead of a typical login screen. Gone were words like 'Username' and 'Password.'n their place were jumbled programming strings like '???' and '???'
  • Jay Carney Mimics and Sneers at ABC News’ Jon Karl During Daily Briefing

    11/04/2013 12:48:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies ^ | November 04, 2013 | Tommy Christopher
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has become increasingly animated and explicit in his pushback against some reporters, and at Monday’s daily briefing that trend continued with a lively exchange in which Carney openly mocked and mimicked ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. Along with Fox News’ Ed Henry, Karl has been on the receiving end of some vociferous pushback from Carney these past months, but that dynamic evolved into open contempt Monday, as Karl attempted to catch President Obama in an inconsistency regarding, the troubled portal for Obamacare. Several weeks ago, the President spoke about the...
  • Carney: Obama 'not concerned' about political fallout from health care law

    11/06/2013 7:00:18 PM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    politico ^ | 11/6/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama is “not concerned” about political fallout from the Affordable Care Act because he’s confident that the law will ultimately be politically beneficial to his allies, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday not long after the president finished meeting with a group of worried Senate Democrats. Obama is focused on delivering on the law’s promises and is “not concerned about the politics of that,” Carney told reporters traveling with the president to Dallas, where he will thank volunteers helping inform communities about the law before speaking at two fundraisers for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. But it's...
  • Communication breakdown: Jay Carney has trouble in the press pool [ Question From ABC!!!]

    11/06/2013 7:14:00 PM PST · by Bender2 · 13 replies
    Communication breakdown:Jay Carney has trouble in the press pool ---snip-- At a WH press conference, ABC’s Jon Karl posed questions about the Presidents statement that you could still enroll in Obamacare through the phone lines or by snail mail. As it turns out both of those options have to go through the website in order to complete enrollment. And when Jon Karl called Carney out on the fact that both he and the President said that you would only have to be on the phone for 25 mins to enroll a single person, Carney attempted to deflect by making fun...
  • The Professional White House Cheerleader Resorts to Insulting, Mocking, and Ridiculing

    11/06/2013 12:02:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Poor Jay Carney. As the official Press Tap-Dancer for the Obama Administration, it is his job to make the lies of his boss sound a little less nefarious. (Of course, I’m paraphrasing the job description.) And like many liberals who allow their utopian promises to paint them into an intellectual corner, Carney is resorting to verbal abuse, condescension, and arrogance. Yesterday’s exchange between Jon Karl and the White House Press Jester is the latest example of Carney’s habitual harassment of reporters who dare to ask hard questions. Maybe the White House has become so accustomed to the beltway media...
  • 5 Things The Obama Administration Had No Idea The Obama Administration Was Doing

    11/02/2013 3:54:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | November 2, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announce it on television." -- Jon Stewart What's the point of having a President who learns about everything his administration is doing from the newspapers, just like everyone else? When do you start to ask, "Is this guy stupid or just dishonest?" Given that Barack Obama seems to know so little about what's going on in his administration that it's starting to resemble a "Hogan's Heroes" rerun with Bo playing the role of Colonel Klink, maybe the answer is "both." 1) Obama...
  • Carney: Yes, somebody could provide a “rough estimate” of OCare enrollees, but not for the public

    11/02/2013 12:32:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 1, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Via the questioning of Chuck Todd during Friday’s White House press briefing: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) We’re compiling data. You can’t — you need to verify it and make it accurate. Obviously the challenges in doing that have been exacerbated by the difficulties with the website. … I suppose that somebody could provide a rough estimate, but the point is you want to get accurate information when you release it publicly. If the purpose of this line of questioning, which I know is of fierce interest to those who never wanted affordable health insurance available to the American people to begin with, is...
  • Carney To Fox’s Ed Henry: ‘It Would Be Awesome’ If Cruz and Rand Paul Run in 2016

    11/01/2013 8:39:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies ^ | November 01, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made the unusual move of encouraging Republican senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul to pursue the presidential nomination during his daily briefing Friday, even if his words were in jest. Carney was deflecting questions about the 2016 Democratic field when he volunteered that he thinks it would be “awesome” if those two Republicans entered the race. Carney was avoiding a question from Fox News’ Ed Henry about Joe Biden’s chances in 2016, given the revelation from the new book Double Down: Game Change 2012 suggesting President Obama considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton as...
  • Krauthammer: Carney, Obama arguing Americans too stupid to choose for themselves

    10/29/2013 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot ^ | October 29, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Now that the “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie has been thoroughly exposed, ObamaCare defenders have taken to arguing that what replaces the millions of cancelled plans will be much better for people than what they chose before. Essentially, this argument presumes that a centrally-planned, one-size-fits-all insurance profile works better for Americans than their own choices for coverage in the marketplace. Charles Krauthammer deconstructs the arrogance of this argument and explains why it fails every time it’s tried (via RCP): Krauthammer: Jay Carney Is Saying "You're Too Stupid To Understand What You Want" It’s precisely...
  • WH: You can't delay the individual mandate <FLASHBACK>

    10/25/2013 5:30:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies ^ | September 26, 2013
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was dismissive Thursday of comments by Sen. Joe Manchin endorsing a one-year delay of the new health care law's individual mandate. "The fact is you have to make the system work," Carney told reporters during the White House press briefing. The argument, by Manchin and others, is that such a delay would be only fair to the American people after the Obama administration granted a similar delay to large businesses in their reporting requirement for providing health insurance to their employees. To that, Carney and other Obamacare supporters argue that the individual mandate is...
  • White House says it was behind Durbin ‘miscommunication’

    10/24/2013 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2013 | Russell Berman and Amie Parnes
    The White House on Thursday said it was behind a miscommunication that caused Senate Democrats to think a Republican lawmaker told President Obama at a private budget meeting, “I can’t even stand to look at you.” For a second day in a row, the White House said the incident did not happen, but Thursday it also apologized for the confusion and accepted blame. “While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the president is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret...
  • Durbin stands by slam on GOP

    10/24/2013 10:34:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies ^ | october 24, 2013 | Katherine Skiba
    The White House on Wednesday disputed Sen. Dick Durbin's assertion that a House Republican leader insulted President Barack Obama while negotiating with the president over the partial government shutdown. But Durbin, an Illinoisan who is a friend and ally of the president, stood by his story, according to numerous media reports. In a Facebook post Sunday that remained up Wednesday night, Durbin wrote: "Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn't try hard enough to communicate with Republicans. But in a 'negotiation' meeting with the president, one GOP...
  • Jay Carney, Kathleen Sebelius admit they haven't shopped for insurance through

    10/23/2013 7:50:26 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/13 | Charlie Spiering
    When asked if they have used the website that's been plagued with problems since its Oct. 1 launch, both officials said they created accounts for themselves. But both also said they have not subjected themselves to the same process that regular Americans have endured while shopping for health insurance on the website. "I have created an account on the site," Sebelius said, when questioned by CNN's Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday. "I have not tried signing up because I have insurance."
  • Carney Ducks Obamacare Questions, Walks Out of Press Briefing

    10/22/2013 1:50:49 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 52 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | John Kartch
    White House spokesman Jay Carney today abruptly walked out of the briefing room after struggling to answer questions related to Obamacare. As he walks out, frustrated reporters can be seen asking questions, including: “Have White House officials watched anyone without insurance go through the website, trying to help the situation?” “Couldn’t we have a [HHS] rep just come to the press briefing?” Since the Oct. 1 launch of HealthCare.Gov, Carney has repeatedly ducked uncomfortable questions by referring reporters to HHS, where they are met with silence. Click on the image below to view Carney’s walk-out:
  • Jay Carney’s Worst Press Briefing?

    10/21/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2013 | Alec Torres
    After a speech in which President Obama failed to discuss how he was going to fix Obamacare, save for providing a 1-800 number to call, which was not working during and immediately after his speech, White House press secretary Jay Carney went on to have a pretty rough press briefing. When ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Carney, “If the website is not fixed, will people still need to pay the fine?” Carney refused to answer, saying that we were three weeks into a six-month long process and implying that we need not worry about this hypothetical. “You can’t really charge people...
  • MORE SMOKE AND MIRRORS… Obama Admin Promotes AP Healthcare Article It Gave to AP

    10/20/2013 2:52:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, October 20, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    The 21st Century has made government propaganda techniques more obvious even as it becomes more insidious. Case in point: An Associated Press article running tonight highlighting nearly 500,000 applications for Obamacare at federal and state government exchange websites. The AP article by White House correspondent Julie Pace is based on figures provided to the AP by Obama administration officials to whom the AP granted anonymity. The AP obligingly used the White House’s figures for the headline: AP Sources: 476,000 Obamacare Applications Filed Obama’s press operation took to Twitter to promote the article soon after it was published. Jay Carney, Tara...
  • Desperate Carney Latches Onto Ryan Lizza's 'No Trouble' Tweet; Then There Was Trouble

    10/19/2013 2:05:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 19, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    The White House is apparently so desperate to pump anything positive about the disaster known as that it took a reporter's ability to "set up an account" as proof that the web site is working fine for some users. Uh, no. Early Thursday afternoon, Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker (also the guy who may have been in the best position to prove that Barack Obama was lying when he said in 2008 that he never read the church bulletins at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, and passed), tweeted the following: "I...
  • Fox News Shutdown! Jay Carney Won't Call on Ed Henry, So He Walks Out of Briefing

    10/12/2013 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | October 12, 2013 | Tim Graham
    Talk about your government shutdown. Conservatives would have enjoyed watching liberal TV reporters sputter if President Bush had completely skipped the first row of reporters and picked only friendly reporters, even writers for conservative blog sites. But the media elites would have thrown a major tantrum about censorship -- including Jay Carney in his tenure at Time magazine. Put the shoe on the other foot, and the liberal media is pretty quiet. President Obama failed to call on TV reporters at his Wednesday press conference, even though he came to The Huffington Post for a shoe-shine question. Then Tommy Christopher...
  • Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

    10/10/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Associated Press via Drudge ^ | October 10, 2013 | By BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. The Committee to Protect Journalists conducted its first examination of U.S. press freedoms amid the Obama administration's unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists' records. Usually the group focuses on advocating for press freedoms abroad. Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the Press."...

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • WH Says GOP Has Moved ‘Away From Compromise’, Then Vows Not to Compromise

    09/18/2013 9:25:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2013 - 3:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    White House spokesperson Jay Carney criticized Republican leaders for moving “away from compromise,” but when asked if the administration would accept any delay in Obamacare, he replied, “No.” "House Republicans have decided to pursue a path away from the center, away from compromise in favor of voting on a piece of legislation that they know will not become law,” Carney said Wednesday. …
  • Rick Stengel Is at Least the 21st Journalist to Work for the Obama Administration

    09/13/2013 4:45:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | SEP 12, 2013 | ELSPETH REEVE
    Time managing editor Rick Stengel (pictured above) is leaving journalism to go work for the State Department, making him at least the 15th 21st reporter to go to work for the Obama administration. Stengel will be the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Politico and Capital New York report. The last high-profile journalist to leave Time for the Obama administration is Jay Carney, who is currently White House press secretary (pictured at right). Update: Thanks to a few tipsters, we've updated with a bigger count. They're listed below. A wave of reporters went to work for...
  • ‘One pic = 1,000 words!’ Check out which ‘liar’ James Woods drubbed with a photo-slam

    09/08/2013 11:56:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Twitchy/Twitter ^ | 9/8/13 | Twitchy staff/Actor James Woods
    Actor James Woods has done it again! The actor has given “foul queen” Hillary Clinton the business before and has vowed to “never stop telling” the story of Benghazi. It appears he is making good on that promise.
  • Carney: ‘No Question’ Al-Qaeda On the Run

    08/06/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2013 - 4:00 PM
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said there is “no question” that al-Qaeda is on the run, even though U.S. outposts remain closed due to terror threats throughout the world. “We do stand by that,” Carney said on Tuesday when asked if he stands by his previous comments that al-Qaeda has been weakened despite the recent threat, according to the pool report. “There's no question that core al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been severely diminished,” he said. …
  • Did anyone ask Carney about CNN’s Benghazi bombshell at today’s press briefing?

    08/05/2013 10:46:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:01 pm on August 5, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    There was no briefing on Friday so this was the first chance to press him on CNN’s scoop. Ace says he watched most of it and didn’t hear a peep about it. When he tweeted at Ed Henry of Fox to ask what’s up, Henry tweeted back — well, go look. Consider this a bleg: Did anyone watch, start to finish, and can confirm or deny that it’s true? Even with the big terror alert preoccupying the media, it’s unfathomable that they wouldn’t pick up a story pushed by a major cable news net that kinda sorta hinted the CIA...
  • Lawmakers: "Why hasn’t FBI talked to Benghazi player CNN found?" Jay Carney: "Um…..."

    08/01/2013 8:55:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    A good question, implicitly posed by the existence of a two-hour interview CNN got with a “person of interest” in the Benghazi attack now explicitly posed by a group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill: A Republican lawmaker demanded Wednesday to know why investigators have not captured or killed any of the suspects in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, pointing out that CNN was able to find a man who some say was the ringleader in the assault that left the ambassador and three other Americans dead.Eight GOP lawmakers are asking that new FBI Director James Comey...
  • Jay Carney - Benghazi and IRS Are Phony Scandals - Video

    08/01/2013 4:45:50 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/01/13 | LD Jackson
    If there was ever a doubt how the Obama administration, in general, and President Obama, in particular, felt about the death of four Americans in Benghazi, let them be put to rest. The same goes for the known fact that the IRS, under the direction of Obama administration officials, targeted conservative groups to prevent them from being granted tax except status. Jay Carney was very forthcoming in his press briefing yesterday and made it very plain. The attitude we are seeing from the Obama administration irks me to no end. We are supposed to be a nation of people...
  • For Every Job Created by Obama, 2 Americans Enroll in Food Stamps

    07/25/2013 3:23:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well I guess we all missed it: President Obama has gotten us out of the recession! Oh wait, but that’s not true at all. In his press conference on Monday, Jay Carney said the Obama administration has pulled the nation out of the “Great Recession” with the creation of 7.2 million private sector jobs. But there are a few things that Mr. Carney forgot to mention along with this statistic. Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama's presidency, 9.5 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force. Nearly 90 million Americans are not working today! That...
  • White House: GOP immigration remark ‘unfortunate’

    07/24/2013 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2013 3:46 PM EDT
    The White House on Wednesday condemned a Republican congressman’s assertion that many immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids are actually running drugs. White House press secretary Jay Carney said the comments from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, “were extremely unfortunate, and I think a number of people have pointed out that they were offensive.” “They certainly don’t help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans, I would assume,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to deliver an economic speech in Galesburg, Ill. …
  • Two Americans Added to Food Stamp Rolls for Every Job Administration Says It Created

    07/24/2013 1:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 23, 2013 - 1:21 PM | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday that the Obama administration has pulled the nation from the depths of the “Great Recession” with the creation of 7.2 million private sector jobs. … Here’s what Mr. Carney didn’t say: Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama’s presidency, 9.5 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force. Nearly 90 million Americans are not working today! That means that 1.3 Americans have dropped out of the labor force for every one job the administration claims to have created. …
  • Scarborough Scalds Carney For Calling IRS Targeting Of Conservatives A 'Phony Scandal'

    07/24/2013 6:25:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When on today's Morning Joe, Obama spokesman Jay Carney had the chutzpah to call the IRS mess a "phony scandal,"Joe Scarborough ripped into him, calling Carney out for using "talking points," instructing him to "answer the question" and informing Carney that "I'm not somebody you talk down to from your podium." Ouch! H/t NB reader cobokat. Scarborough reminded Carney that he hadn't told the truth when he initially claimed that the scandal was limited to low-level employees in the IRS Cincinnati office, that it now appears that it may go at least as high as the IRS Chief Counsel, appointed...
  • Trey Gowdy: Claiming the White House wasn't involved in IRS scandal is BALDERDASH

    07/20/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 53 replies ^ | July 20, 2013 | You Tube
    Trey Gowdy was asked today if the GOP has proof that the president was involved in the IRS scandal, citing the objection of Elijah Cummings and Democrats. But Gowdy says that was never an allegation to begin with. However, given that Jay Carney lied about it being about two rogue agents in Cincinnati, Gowdy says that to say the White House wasn't involved now is balderdash.