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… Nice Going , Dumb – Dumb [Jay Carney , on D.C. Shootings] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 17th,2013

.. I wondered how long that it would take for somebody to shoot their mouth off about the D.C. shootings at the Washington Navy Yard . Well , it did not take long …

.. Senator Diane Feinstein (or , DiFi) led it off , in the Daily Caller , …

.. next D.C. Delegate (not Congresswoman) Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke out on FoxNews , during a press availability during FoxNews ‘ Special Report … D.C. is the safest city in the nation …

.. Yea , Right , Eleanor ! Then , why the gun laws that D.C. has . They are unconsitutional , and should be (and must be) thrown out … , and

.. Press Secretary (a.k.a. , Chief Propagandist) Jay Carney , at the podium in the press area of the White House …
(courtesy of the Washington Examiner)

Jay Carney on Navy Yard, other shootings: ‘This is why we should take action’ on gun control

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing.

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By JOEL GEHRKE | SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 AT 4:47 PM

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Topics: Beltway Confidential Gun Control Barack Obama Jay Carney

White House press secretary Jay Carney reiterated President Obama’s desire to pass gun control…
White House press secretary Jay Carney reiterated President Obama’s desire to pass gun control legislation, though he sounded cautious about appearing to use the Navy Yard shooting to political advantage.

“[I]t is far too early to say anything about who did this and the broader meaning of it,” Carney told reporters, per a live transcription. “When it comes to common sense legislation to reduce gun violence, the president has been very clear,” Carney added, recalling Obama’s frustration with congressional leaders who voted down a gun proposal in March.

The comments came under repeated questioning from American Urban Radio’s April Ryan.

“That was a shame and we will continue to work to take action to improve gun safety, to reduce gun violence in this country through executive action and, hopefully, Congress will work to reduce gun violence as well,” he said.

Ryan pressed him about gun control in a follow-up. “Jay, you say it’s far too early, and I understand that, but we do know for a fact that these were shooting deaths, and going down that seven: Fort Hood, Binghamton, Tuscon, Aurora, Oak Creek, Newtown, and the Navy Yard now.”

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“And countless other deaths, as you know April, countless other deaths, and this is why we should take action to reduce gun violence, we should take common sense action supported by Americans from every part of the country,” Carney replied.

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… Ha!Ha! A High Schooler makes a fool …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 18th,2013

.. out of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney .

.. Nice one Tucker Carlson (the impressario of the Daily Caller) ! …

[h/t — Matt Puple , TAS , and Tucker Carlson , the Daily Caller ] [link here]

When I first heard that a high schooler had asked Jay Carney a question at yesterday’s White House press conference, I figured David Gregory was filling in for Chuck Todd.

But no. Apparently an actual high schooler – an intern for the Daily Caller named Gabe Finger – was unexpectedly called on by Carney:

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing.

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson is having a blast attacking these people and defending Finger’s question, which he says was substantive. He’s right, and it’s a shame that it was, because a substance-free question asked by a high schooler and then dodged by Jay Carney would be the perfect distillation of the modern White House press conference. For years now, White House reporters have been herded into a pen to ask often-silly questions, only to have even their most vacuous inquiries go unanswered by the immovable Carney, and Robert Gibbs before him. The entire affair has become a masquerade, with everyone playing their part and no one ever learning anything, mined for drama by Washington publications like Politico and fastidiously ignored everywhere else in the country. A quick scan of yesterday’s transcript finds Carney back-slapping Harry Reid in his first answer, referring a reporter to the DOJ in his second (Carney spends a lot of time referring reporters to the DOJ), and giving press-release statements about Syria in his third and fourth. It’s this proud tradition to which Gabe Finger has brought shame.

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