Jay Carney makes Baghdad Bob look like an awesome spokesperson
(Daily Caller) White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed a question Wednesday regarding the safety of George Zimmerman and his parents as “ridiculous.”
Asked by The Daily Caller during the daily press briefing whether the president intends to take any action to protect the Zimmermans — in light of the many death threats the family has received — Carney laughed and said, “Well, I think I would refer you to Florida authorities. I’m not aware of that story. But, you know, the president has called for echoing the statements of Trayvon Martin’s family — for calm and reflection in the wake of the verdict. And that continues to be his position. He certainly would oppose any violence.”
ABC News reported Monday that Zimmerman and his parents have remained in hiding since the verdict due to ”an enormous amount of death threats.” Despite the not guilty verdict, Obama released a statement on Sunday calling on the country to honor Trayvon Martin’s memory but made no mention of Zimmerman.
Asked to comment on how many children he has and their ages, Carney said he he didn’t have that knowledge and referred the question to his wife.
Of course, some liberals, like the Politico, are annoyed that the person who dared ask the questions is a high school student. Apparently underage kids are only allowed to get abortions without parental consent and/or notification, not ask tough questions of the Press Secretary before Jay Carney plays his typical cat and mouse game of releasing as little information as possible. So far, Carney hasn’t answered almost 9,500 questions. Perhaps someone, maybe the Daily Caller intern (who’s 16) can ask Jay about Obama’s commitment to transparency.
Some reporters in Washington are asking why The Daily Caller sent our intern Gabe Finger to the White House press briefing this afternoon. Talk about missing the point. The real question is, why did it take a 16-year-old intern to raise an obvious and important question that the White House press corps should have asked days ago? We don’t care how old Gabe Finger is. It doesn’t matter to us what his credentials are. All we care about is how well he does his job. Today he did it a lot better than most White House reporters.
Perhaps the media response should be “hey, how about a press secretary who actually answers questions?”