UPDATE: REPORTER RETRACTS CLAIM – Turns out WH Reporters give Jay Carney questions ahead of time

UPDATE 3: The local reporter out of Arizona has now retracted her claim, according to TPM:

In an email to TPM on Thursday, Anaya said she had no qualms providing her question beforehand and admitted to making a “mistake” in her original characterization.

“As a local journalist I had no issue providing my proposed question in advance because I wanted to make sure it was an appropriate for a national briefing and I wanted to make sure it was appropriate for Mr. Carney but in discussing it with a staff member the night before we decided I would save it for the president,” she wrote in the email.

“I was attempting to not waste national time on a local question but in my attempt at explaining that I unintentionally made it sound like that experience applied to everyone. That is my mistake and I own up to it.”

So apparently the White House press reporters, unless it’s breaking news, give their questions to Jay Carney ahead of time. So he knows how he’s gonna answer the questions before the daily press briefing even starts:

 
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UPDATE: Fox News reporter Ed Henry replied to my post on twitter and said he does not give his questions to Jay Carney ahead of the press briefing:



Kudos Ed. Keep up the tough questions!

UPDATE 2: Ed Henry went on to say on twitter that this claim is simply bizarre:

Even Jay Carney jumped in:

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Here’s more from the same reporter, noting that there is a person right behind the president with a count-down timer to ensure he doesn’t go over the allotted 4 minutes:

(h/t: Weekly Standard)

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Fido Shery
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Fido Shery

Here we find all the arguments for decisively defeating liberal teachers and professors: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

USMC 64-68
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USMC 64-68

It’s Pravda all over again. And yet, in spite of 5 years of evidence, the Obamabots continue to deny the tyranny and Marxism of their Dear Leader and the socialist democrat party.

orleansbelle
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orleansbelle

Rush and Sean Hannity both predicted this would happen, that she would retract her statement.

Gee whiz, I wonder if she was threatened to do so?

Jazzee
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Jazzee

carney is a joke
he can’t give a good answer if he does get the questions in advance
he just lies and looks soooooooooooo stupid all the damn time

Louis
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Louis

If you’re from Arizona or Texas, you’re not going to get an interview unless you submit your questions in advance. But why would the White House need the rest of the MSM to do that? They know they’re going to ask softball questions anyway. Besides, the White House has a Democratic organization, like Media Matters, send out talking points to them in advance. So they already know what to ask, and the White House knows how to answer from the same memo. As long as Republicans allow liberal cheerleaders to officiate the game, they can expect to be tripped up by them on the way to making a score. But don’t expect them to veer off script or do anything that might embarrass or impede their own team.

OldmanRick
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OldmanRick

Sounds about right, him being Baghdad Bob Carney and all.

jeff
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jeff

AZ reporter about to be investigated by the regime — it is not right to point out the emperor has no clothes.

Laurel
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Laurel

I don’t know if this true and I am inclined to think it isn’t just due to how bad Carney’s answers are all of the time.

What I do suspect though is when interviews are set up questions are submitted in advance and that the interviewer is told what topics he cannot ask about.

imatellau
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imatellau

i for one, would not be surprised if it were proven to be true! These so called journalists are so willing to be treated like lapdogs they’ll do anything for a chance nobama will pat them on the head.

PhillyCon
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PhillyCon

Despite all the denials, it certainly sounds plausible, doesn’t it?

PhillyCon
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PhillyCon

Just caught this on Rush. Really bizarre.

olddog
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olddog

Me also…but with this herd of Obagger (D)rones, I’d believe it…

Yazz55
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Yazz55

Too bad they don’t state the source of who actually provides the answers he delivers and how long it takes him to rehearse his act.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Well, spooning goes both ways between this regime and the criminal MSM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2pu0m9iTo4

MJS
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MJS

There will come a time when obama and carney will have 4 minutes to resign their offices.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

You’re on fire today! smile

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

If he did get the questions ahead of time, it would make him an even more miserable excuse of a press secretary, since he can never seem to answer any of them?

Betsey_Ross
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Betsey_Ross

Sometimes an open book test doesn’t always guarantee a good grade. You have to have read the book. Lil’ Jay seems to fit in that category.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Even if he does get the questions, that doesn’t mean Valerie Jarrett has to give him the answers. wink wink
He ought to just come out, plead ‘The 5th’ and be done with it. Seems to work for other Obama cronies.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

…”noting that there is a person right behind the president with a
count-down timer to ensure he doesn’t go over the allotted 4 minutes”…

No, no, no. This is all wrong. The reason that person is standing behind the pResident is not to monitor the count-down clock. He’s there to re-wind Pinocchio should he start to wind down.

Obama is pre-programmed, but like all mechanical things, he runs down after four minutes. The teleprompter can’t help with that. It requires human intervention.

ApplePie101
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ApplePie101

Even getting questions ahead of time, he still can’t pass the test.

Bill in Tennessee
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Bill in Tennessee

Maybe Carney should use a teleprompter like his master. Hey, does anyone besides me know that “carney” used to be short for “carnival”? … as in, “Hey, he works for the carney, don’t trust him.”

jonnot
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jonnot

You mean that Carney is THIS flummoxed even AFTER knowing what the questions are in advance and preparing for them? It seems that the only thing he prepares in advance is a cover-up lie or a sarcastic rejoinder. And the State Media is complicit in this–all in the name of boosting their boy wonder. Absolutely pathetic.

Nobs
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Nobs

It wasn’t clear on whether all of WH reporters attend these meeting or it is a select group.

Conservative Biker
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Conservative Biker

I wonder if the Libby MSM OBAMANDINGO hacks extended the same “courtesy” to GW’s spokesperson? I am going to guess…NO.

living for truth
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living for truth

let the impeachment hearings begin.

living for truth
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living for truth

And you expected anything less?

Army_Pilot1967
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Army_Pilot1967

Even knowing the likely questions ahead of time, ol’ Jay doesn’t inspire me with his rambling/mumbling responses. I’ll agree that his is a high pressure type job, one that I certainly would never want…way too much stress and too much pressure.

Josh
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Josh

Yeah, it takes a lot of double speak and blurring to cover up the high treason that Obama perpetrates on a daily basis. It would be very stressful, knowing that you will be burned at the stake right along side him if the truth ever hit the mainstream.

Independent Latino
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Independent Latino

Very smart guy. He knows how to intellectually put shrub around his dodging the questions effectively.

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