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Entries in Jay Carney (3)


As Democrats shuffle jobs from media to White House, will a salon be next?

Photo: U.S. GovernmentVarious media on both Left and Right are reporting more than 15 “journalists” have gone to work for the administration of President Barack Obama. The latest: Richard Stengel, top editor at Time magazine.

Stengel joins former Time correspondent Jay Carney who serves as Obama’s White House press secretary.

What's next? Maybe a salon where lobbyists are invited to pay for access to cabinet officials? It's happened before.

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Benghazi Primer: ‘Long Ago,’ but transparency due on Big Oil and Libya war 

Benghazi is back in the news again as the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform After President Obama's reelection, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton asked what difference it made when it came to disclosures about Benghazi. (Screen snip; C-SPAN)prepares for a hearing on Wednesday. Three witnesses are named in an announcement at the committee website.

Benghazi happened ‘a long time ago’

President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney took a dim view on Benghazi when asked about the new hearing—“It happened a long time ago.”

Carney’s view is fairly typical among others like him who have worked in media like ABC, Time magazine and CNN in various capacities.

That view, however, is not shared by many everyday Americans who have received incomplete information about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, a time period when Obama was conducting what must have been an exhausting campaign for reelection. Legacy media weren’t very eager to report in depth about Benghazi, and that reluctance drew charges of political pandering from many independent media including The US Report.

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Jay Carney, Obama’s orifice, blames GOP for Dems’ energy policy?

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4:00PM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

Bread line in New York City circa 1910. (US Library of Congress digital collection)

In a moment worthy of Saturday Night Live, President Barack Obama’s press flack Jay Carney told media Republicans caused the Keystone XL Pipeline Project to be nixed.  Carney said this with a straight face, and Big Media eventually sat back and went mum.

Like a number of his fellow Democrats, Carney wrote for Time and worked for ABC as a contributor before becoming the official orifice for Obama.

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