Jay Carney refuses to condemn Priorities USA ad, calls Ed Henry a hack

Ed Henry asked Jay Carney today how the president could call for changing the tone, making it part of his vision in 2008, and yet stand by idly as a Super PAC run by one of his former aids alleges that Romney is responsible for someone’s death. Carney starts by calling into question Ed Henry’s allegiances:

I don’t imagine you are asking the Romney campaign why they haven’t condemned the third party ad that suggests the president may not be an American citizen.

Ugh. Instead of answering directly, he chooses to malign Ed Henry for asking the question. He then asserts they don’t control third party ads and refuses to even utter anything that sounds like a condemnation of the ad in question.

Ed Henry does a report after the segment where he reminds viewers of this:

“While they keep saying this third party group is far outside [and] they’ve got nothing to do with it, we do have to remind everyone that back in February the president sorta blessed this democratic Super PAC, urged his campaign donors to give to the group and that top White House aids like David Plouffe have been involved in fundraising for this group.”

A very important point.

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