Content in the belief that if you repeat something often enough it becomes true, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday “there has never been a more transparent administration.”
In the process of defending the administration’s record, Carny also took what has become an obligatory shot at Fox News, prompting Greta Van Susteren to weigh in.
Carney pointed to the release of records on who the Secret Service has been cleared to enter the White House to support his claim, adding that the practice “creates headaches for us, and ridiculous stories on Fox News.” The comment is captured here:
“I love to get credit for identifying a falsehood but we are not the only ones,” Susteren wrote in the blog. “I also know the White House likes to blame Fox News for all their problems, but it is NOT just Fox New that outs the White House about its false claim of transparency.”
Titled “White House delusional? Obsessed with Fox News Channel? Thinks we are the only ones that spotted this BS?,” the blog gives a few examples of other media outlets commenting on the administration’s so called transparency:
Apparently Jay Carney “forgot” to include Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York Times:
Jill Abramson: ‘This is the most secretive White House I have ever dealt with’ CLICK HERE
And apparently Carney also forgot to mention the Associated Press:
“The Associated Press has stepped up its attack on White House efforts to block coverage of events involving President Obama, warning that once access is cut, “we’ll never get it back.”
In the latest media charge that the White House has reneged on promises to be “transparent,” two of AP’s White House staff told a convention in Denver this week that the president’s team often bars coverage of Obama events because they are “hypersensitive” about his image…”CLICK HERE
Interestingly, the same day Carney lashed out at Fox News, he told CBS News’ Major Garrett that the toughest interview President Obama faced during the 2012 presidential election was with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.
“If you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart,” Carney told Garrett.
A comment that seems to outline what the Obama administration deems to be acceptable behavior from media outlets.
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