Jay Carney Accuses Fox News’ James Rosen of ‘Creating an Exchange for Fox’ on Benghazi
Published on Oct 17, 2013
” Fox News National Security Correspondent James Rosen put in an appearance at Thursday’s White House Daily Briefing to engage Press Secretary Jay Carney on the topic of Republican Congressional investigations into Benghazi. Carney, who has been increasingly eager to call out what he sees as partisan questioning, accused Rosen of “creating an exchange for Fox,” to which Rosen shot back “what we are engaged in here is for the record, not for Fox.”
Rosen, who was the subject of Justice Department subpoenas in the leak investigation into then-State Department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, is not a regular at White House briefings, but joined network-mate Ed Henry Thursday in order to question Carney about Benghazi. The nearly ten-minute exchange ended with a persistent Rosen being told “I think we’re done here, James” by Carney as he exited the briefing room.
While Rosen is correct that everything in the White House briefings is “for the record,” Carney’s also correct, in that if the point was simply to get Carney on the record, Ed Henry could as easily have asked the same questions. It’s also true, though, that most TV reporters’ questions are at least partially for the purpose of creating clips for use in news programming, which is why you’ll often hear very similar questions asked five or six times at each briefing. All of these exchanges are “created” for some TV network.
However, Carney’s broader point appears to be that the issue of Congressional investigations into Benghazi has been covered by Fox News in much greater proportion than other outlets, and that Rosen’s line of questioning was tailored to that editorial sensibility, and to that audience.”
Tag Archive: Embarrassment
” Honey, you’re embarrassing me! Don’t tell me you’ve never heard that line, or thought it.
I hear plenty about wives who never speak in a group, and husbands who never shut up. People have partners who misuse words, launch into political rants and are much too fond of bad puns. Some have regrettable table manners or clothing choices. Others think their jokes are hilarious.
“The number of ways for spouses to embarrass each other is almost endless,” says Mark Leary, professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Social Psychology Program at Duke University. It is perfectly ordinary in a loving relationship for one spouse to mentally wince from time to time because of something the other spouse has said or done. But chronic feelings of embarrassment, and constant fighting about them, could be a sign of serious problems in the relationship.
Why do we often find a spouse’s faux pas so much more embarrassing than our own? Spouses represent one another. Doesn’t it say something about you if the person you chose to spend your life with tells insensitive jokes or dances with a lamp shade on his head? You may feel torn between your spouse and the people watching the behavior. And there’s the lack of control: “It’s the uncertainty that gets us—how bad is this going to get?” Dr. Leary says.”
” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Thursday compared the series of automatic federal budget cuts that took effect on March 1 to the Japanese tsunami of 2011 that killed more than 15,000 people and left millions more without power and water, while sparking a nuclear reactor meltdown.
She also “warned” that this “tsunami” of effects from the cuts, known as The Sequester, could come at any time – even at a time when Congress is not in session.”
Sheila Jackson Lee – Clueless Old Bat!
- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Watch Out For The Tsunami Of The Sequester! (addictedtome.newsvine.com)
- Dem Sheila Jackson Lee: Sequester Is Like Japanese ‘Tsunami’ – ‘It May Come When We’re Away In Work Recess’ (patdollard.com)
- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee compares sequester to devastating Japanese tsunami on 2011 (bluegrasspundit.com)
- Sheila Jackson Lee is only Texas lawmaker to receive donations from gun-control groups (chron.com)
- Report: Sheila Jackson Lee is ‘worst boss’ on Capitol Hill (chron.com)
- Japan Tsunami Anniversary: 2 Years After Disaster, Cleanup Effort Still Slow (huffingtonpost.com)
He can't even be trusted with a gun
” Kerry addressed a town hall meeting Tuesday in a packed Internet cafe during a nine-country dash through Europe and the Middle East. The trip is Kerry’s first as secretary of state.
At the town hall, Kerry urged Germans to be tolerant, noting that in America, ‘you have a right to be stupid.’
‘In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be,’ he said. ‘And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. And we tolerate that – we somehow make it through that.”
Is Lurch auditioning for Joe Biden’s job ?
Posted by John Moser
” Big news this morning from the Boston Globe. During the campaign John Kerry had consistently refused to release his records from Yale University, along with his records of…well, just about everything. Today, however, we understand why: his grades were on par with–if not actually somewhat lower than–those earned by George W. Bush.
The transcript shows that Kerry’s freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.
- John Kerry ‘D’ Student Scientist Or Something (youviewed.com)
- Kerry: Americans Have Right to Be Stupid if They Want (israelnationalnews.com)
- Kerry regales Berliners with tales of divided city (omaha.com)
- THIS MUST BE MORE OF THAT “SMART DIPLOMACY” WE WERE PROMISED: John Kerry has suffered his first gaf… (pjmedia.com)
- U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry Avoids The Issue Of The Falklands In London Talks (warnewsupdates.blogspot.com)
- John Kerry Tells World That United States Congress Greater Threat To Foreign Policy Than China, Middle East… (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- Kerry Stops In Berlin On European Tour (npr.org)
- Kerry Takes Case On Syria To Europe, Mideast (npr.org)
NBC: Say, This 2nd-Term Transition Has Really Been An “Unforced Error,” Huh? Update: Rangel Calls It “Embarrassing As Hell”
” With that in mind, should we be surprised that his second-term Cabinet rollout has produced embarrassment and backtracking? Let’s not forget that his first Cabinet rollout produced the same kind of disorganization when it became clear that no one was vetting potential nominees, or at least not vetting them successfully.
After all, when Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post is skewering a Democratic President for a lack of diversity, you know something has run off the rails:
The face of power that President Obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term Cabinet picks is striking — except for the African American president at the top of the pyramid — for its retro look, white and male. It’s “Mad Men” Goes to Washington, except Peggy’s leaving.
On the foreign policy team, white guy for secretary of state, white guy for defense secretary, white guy for CIA. For Treasury secretary, white guy. Obama’s replacement as chief of staff — as yet unnamed, but the rumor mill names no one but . . . white guys.
To be clear: I’ve got nothing against white guys. Some of my best husbands are white guys. White guys get to be secretary of state, too, and John Kerry will be the first in 16 years. But to look at the most important jobs in the government, in 2013, and see such lack of diversity is just so drearily disappointing. …
The White House will point to women in other Cabinet positions — although one, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, has just announced her resignation — and to women in sub-Cabinet roles. Okay, but State, Defense and Treasury, along with Justice, are the Big Boy jobs. It matters if some of those boys are girls. It sends a disturbing signal when they’re not.
- Obama Cabinet shuffle taking shape (sfgate.com)
- Hilda Solis resigns as labor secretary; some others in Cabinet to stay on – Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
- One Less Woman In Obama’s Cabinet: Hilda Solis Quits (theatlanticwire.com)
- Hilda Solis leaves Labor Department (politico.com)
” REP. PETER KING (R-NY): “I voted for the Assault Weapons Ban back in 1994. My father was a police officer. I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter, but I understand people who hunt.” “
Hint : It’s Not About Hunting Peter .
If you don’t understand that by now you’re hopeless .
- Peter King: ‘I really don’t know why people need assault weapons’ (rawstory.com)
- GOP Rep. Peter King: ‘I Don’t Know Why People Need Assault Weapons’ (patdollard.com)
- Senator Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban: Give Us Your Guns, No Exceptions (2ndamendmentright.org)
- Why We’re Still At Least Two Years Away from an Assault Weapons Ban (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- Dems Move to Reinflict “Assault Weapons” Ban (moonbattery.com)
- Details of Dianne Feinstein’s Upcoming Assault Weapons Ban Proposal Begin Leaking (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- Governor’s assault weapon ban wording soundly rejected in IL House (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
Read the whole thing at The American Thinker
“There is a great deal that is embarrassing about this administration, just as there was about the emperor in Andersen’s tale, even when he had his clothes on. Because he had no real interest
in governing — he was all for show — the.emperor was easily swayed by charlatans. Because he was arrogant, he refused to accept
criticism. And because he was by nature immoderate and extreme, he engaged in foolish and excessive spending. More than anything, he
cared about his appearance, and all his efforts went into propping up his approval ratings.”
No clothes indeed.
” But it was John Kerry who really left me feeling awkward when he attacked Governor Romney
for being, er, inconsistent in his positions: “Mr. Romney, here’s a little advice. Before you debate
Barack Obama on foreign policy, you better finish the debate with yourself.” “