Interesting: Obama Administration Has Turned Off The Lights In The White House Briefing Room
White House blogger Keith Koffler notes that the Obama administration seems to be keeping White House Press Secretary Jay Carney under wraps:
Carney, the public face of the “openness” White House, has not briefed from the podium since October 10. It’s the only time he has appeared there this month.
Obama’s travel does not explain Carney’s failure to brief. The press secretary generally submits to questioning before the cameras when the president is at the White House, and Obama has spent three days there in addition to October 10 – October 12, October 19, and today, when Carney is again not scheduled to brief.
Carney continues to participate in off-camera “gaggles,” briefing reporters along with Obama campaign press secretary Jen Psaki during trips aboard Air Force One. But such briefings tend to be much shorter and less intense than the televised White House briefings, and of course cannot be scrutinized directly by the public.
With the Benghazi situation getting worse and worse for the Obama administration, it’s little wonder they wouldn’t want video of their chief flak struggling to give answers.
Most transparent administration ever, am I right?Tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, jay carney