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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    there is some validity to carney's criticisms. the chasing the same soccer ball down the field metaphor rings true, as a number of reporters seem not to have as much of a desire to report political insights as they do to generate a 'gotcha' moment
    but my sense is the biggest problem was jay carney's substantial liability. to be most effective in that presidential spokesmodel position, he must be both the smartest guy in the room, and show up with a command of the facts. he wasn't. he didn't
    there is surely some "gotcha", but it's also incumbent on Carney to show some candid behavior, and not just "refer" in the sense of providing non-answers.
    Press secretary has to be more then just managing the press corp - go out there and do a song and dance - provide nothing, and then walk off till the next days obfuscation.

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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    you'd have to give an example, but it's more trying to dig out anything other then the spin or lack of info provided by the administration.

    "press secretary" is a misnomer, it's more diversion/deflections of legitimate questions
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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    No, I'd like a press corpse to do it's job. Not get stuck on the same question over and over, particularly one's that only serve their network's agenda and do not appear to serve any other purpose.

    BTW, if that's what you got from my post, you have reading comprehension issues.
    If the question isn't answered, like happened most often with Carney, then the question must be asked again and again until it is answered.

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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    In a conversation with New York Times Magazine on Wednesday, he criticized the melodramatic nature of the reporters he faced off against, going so far as to wonder what value the White House Press Corps has at all.

    “It can be surreal at the podium when you go down that front row and you have an exchange with one of the reporters in which there's very emotional — maybe even theatrical — presentation and back and forth, and then you go to the next reporter and you have the same thing, as if the first one didn't happen at all,” he said. “You begin to wonder how valuable a service to the nation that is in the end.”

    “If you look at the difference in tenor between the on-camera briefings and the on-the-record-but-off-camera gaggles, it's night and day.”

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/jay-carney...174600936.html


    you pretty much blew any credibility to go back there again...



    much like you nothingness " I refer you to" non answers have no value
    I'm not sure he's the first outgoing press secretary to ever complain that the WH press corp beat him up. Typically a reporter follows a question with the same question when the PS is opaque with an answer, dodges an answer all together, won't engage in speculation, essentially FAILED to give a straight answer to a direct question, the truthful answer not serving the interests of the president or such. A press secretary is número uno water carrier for the POTUS. Poor Jay Carney!
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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    In a conversation with New York Times Magazine on Wednesday, he criticized the melodramatic nature of the reporters he faced off against, going so far as to wonder what value the White House Press Corps has at all.

    “It can be surreal at the podium when you go down that front row and you have an exchange with one of the reporters in which there's very emotional — maybe even theatrical — presentation and back and forth, and then you go to the next reporter and you have the same thing, as if the first one didn't happen at all,” he said. “You begin to wonder how valuable a service to the nation that is in the end.”

    “If you look at the difference in tenor between the on-camera briefings and the on-the-record-but-off-camera gaggles, it's night and day.”

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/jay-carney...174600936.html


    you pretty much blew any credibility to go back there again...



    much like you nothingness " I refer you to" non answers have no value
    Carneys job is to suck it up and deal with it. Ideally his job would be to tell the truth and inform the press, but instead he chose, most likely as ordered by the cheif of staff, to spin, lie, and mislead. What do you expect from a Presidency that does not respect different opinions. Sadly, I think Gibb was actually worse. He enjoyed it.

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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I actually read the whole article. He comes off as a guy just telling people what his job was like and some of the frustrations. And not surprising is the GOPers can not understand that.
    I read the OP article, too, and it didn't read as if Jay Carney was putting down the WH brass at all. In fact, Carney makes clear that he enjoyed his job as WH Press Secretary made clear that he was proud of a lot of the work he did. He was just frustrated by the media circus he generally had to put with.
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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    In a conversation with New York Times Magazine on Wednesday, he criticized the melodramatic nature of the reporters he faced off against, going so far as to wonder what value the White House Press Corps has at all.

    “It can be surreal at the podium when you go down that front row and you have an exchange with one of the reporters in which there's very emotional — maybe even theatrical — presentation and back and forth, and then you go to the next reporter and you have the same thing, as if the first one didn't happen at all,” he said. “You begin to wonder how valuable a service to the nation that is in the end.”

    “If you look at the difference in tenor between the on-camera briefings and the on-the-record-but-off-camera gaggles, it's night and day.”

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/jay-carney...174600936.html


    you pretty much blew any credibility to go back there again...



    much like you nothingness " I refer you to" non answers have no value
    For quite sometime now the goal of any press secretary has been to put off answering and evade the questions. bit most important it is to put forth the White House spin on the news or happenings of the day. This goes back to Larry Speaks if not further. Bill Moyer comes to mind for LBJ.
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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    For quite sometime now the goal of any press secretary has been to put off answering and evade the questions. bit most important it is to put forth the White House spin on the news or happenings of the day. This goes back to Larry Speaks if not further. Bill Moyer comes to mind for LBJ.
    understood, and agreed. Maybe it's just the way he'd sneer, or his complete disdain as expressed in the OP that is the ultimate insult to "transparency"

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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    understood, and agreed. Maybe it's just the way he'd sneer, or his complete disdain as expressed in the OP that is the ultimate insult to "transparency"
    Perhaps, I know I stopped listening to him long ago. There are people who just rub you the wrong way. I do not think even if the white press briefing is useless that it will ever be done away with. It is that press briefing that the white house uses to get their talking points out to the press. Carney was probably no better or any worse than any other press secretary. After all he was only doing the president's biding in trying to get the white house version of what is happening or opinions out to the press.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Jay Carney Blasts White House Press Corps

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    In a conversation with New York Times Magazine on Wednesday, he criticized the melodramatic nature of the reporters he faced off against, going so far as to wonder what value the White House Press Corps has at all.

    “It can be surreal at the podium when you go down that front row and you have an exchange with one of the reporters in which there's very emotional — maybe even theatrical — presentation and back and forth, and then you go to the next reporter and you have the same thing, as if the first one didn't happen at all,” he said. “You begin to wonder how valuable a service to the nation that is in the end.”

    “If you look at the difference in tenor between the on-camera briefings and the on-the-record-but-off-camera gaggles, it's night and day.”

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/jay-carney...174600936.html


    you pretty much blew any credibility to go back there again...



    much like you nothingness " I refer you to" non answers have no value
    I might say the same thing about a press Secratary.

    IMO, the POTUS should hold daily press conferences and reasonably answer the media's questions...five days a week.

    The POTUS is there to serve the American people.

    And since he/she (theoretically) knows most what is going on in government, then it is he/she who should answer the media's questions...five days a week.

    I detest cowardly POTUS's who shun press conferences and leave it to their Press Secratary's to answer the public's questions.

    The POTUS serves the people...not the other way around.


    Btw, Jay Carney seemed like most Press Secrataries to me...worse then useless.

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