Video: Press corps flips out on Carney over restricted access

posted at 9:31 pm on December 12, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

While there are other things to which I’d prefer to see them bring this level of passion, I encourage aggressive questioning of a Democratic administration however I can get it. Today, it was about access, which the most transparent administration in history isn’t in the habit of giving.

Ron Fornier led the charge on this, calling the White House’s frequent release of official photographer Pete Souza’s pictures in lieu of allowing news photographers “propaganda” in November.

Enjoy Jay Carney, former reporter, explaining it’s all the Internet’s fault that Obama doesn’t allow independent photographers at newsworthy events, like all the other presidents did. Then, enjoy them all going off on him for a change:

Carney argued that he is “very sensitive” to the concerns of media photographers who do not believe they are having transparent access to the president in favor of the White House’s official photographer.

“Some of this has to do with fundamental transformations in the media,” Carney said. “We did not create the internet.”

At this point, the press corps burst into a flurry of aggressive questioning. American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan accused the White House of going so far as to bar reporters from accessing the front of Air Force One during a recent presidential trip to South Africa in order to allow official photographers exclusive access to those images.

“The internet had nothing to do on Air Force One,” Ryan countered.

All far too little too late, but fun to watch nonetheless.

Exit quotation: “Anyone here can tell you that there’s less access than under the Bush administration.”

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No one is madder about this than Obama…besides, what difference does it make?

right2bright on December 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Whaaaaaaaaaaaa!
You’re king is a farce.

AllahsNippleHair on December 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Big deal. The bootlickers make a stink about photos of their Dear Leader as if the nation is being destroyed by pics of Dog Eater’s bad side.

But when the dog eating Dog Eater breaks federal law and tosses out another edict the MSM jackalopes are nowhere to be found, apparently busy trying to figure out how a ballpoint pen works.

Bishop on December 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

“Did you cover Bush?” (That’s President Bush to you, bub, by the way)

“Yes, I did.”

“Good”

What an arrogant ass.

princetrumpet on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

What difference does it make at this point which person on the DNC payroll takes Obama’s picture?

teacherman on December 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM

The presstitutes made their Faustian bargain. Now they question it?

viking01 on December 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM

…throw poop at him!…literally!

KOOLAID2 on December 12, 2013 at 9:52 PM

It does not seem that the discussion MK is talking about takes place on this boring, meaningless video.

Jaibones on December 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

…throw poop at him!…literally!

KOOLAID2 on December 12, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Don’t forget tampons!
Melitha Perry-Harith

AllahsNippleHair on December 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Most of them want access to him so as to prove their groupie creds. Like teenage girls with a crush, they just can’t stand having him unavailable, or maybe they just miss the the last 5 years, on their knees, servicing him.

TXUS on December 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

After all of the slobbering over this administration from day 1 it must be tough to realize you are nothing to them but useful idiots.

docflash on December 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

No one is madder about this than Obama…besides, what difference does it make?

right2bright on December 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM

No, the sequence is that the Dear Liar doesn’t know at first…… Then he gets mads when it’s obvious he knows about it.

He’s a man who knows everything and nothing at all.

Galt2009 on December 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

A Republican President who oppoed liberal values and believed sauce for the goose was sauce for the gander would…

But the Republican establishment won’t. Ever.

Because they are opposed to the white Christian working class, which is the Republican base.

And they are morally onside with big media, even though big media is a mob of Democratic political operatives with bylines.

David Blue on December 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Dear press core,

You have failed miserably. You are supposed to make sure politicians don’t lie.

Meanwhile Barry lies like a Clinton on steroids.

SparkPlug on December 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I saw this earlier, Casablanca Shocked that ovama surrounds himself with sycophants. He came among us. He came on us.
Media, get some.

AllahsNippleHair on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I’m with Carney on this. The press core are sluts. They don’t deserve any respect.

Oh, my my lordy , we can’t get our photographs of the pols on airforce one- waaaaaaaa!.

You could start with reporting the events of the day without the Dem spin. Obama can’t stop you from doing that, can he?

BoxHead1 on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Corpse note core

SparkPlug on December 12, 2013 at 10:05 PM

corpse per SPlug

BoxHead1 on December 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

viking01 on December 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Exactly. Year six and they are just now getting around to barking about this?

“Methinks thou dost protest too much”

They are complicit in their own complaint.

rottenrobbie on December 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM

“Some of this has to do with fundamental transformations in the media,” Carney said. “We did not create the internet.”

The Internet: Invented Jan 20, 2009 evidently.

I love how Carney tries to misstate the argument back to them – insinuating it’s just about how the press never has all the access they want all the time. It seemed pretty clear her point was that this particular White House is far more restrictive, even though they claimed they would be more open and transparent.

RDuke on December 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I think THIS is the vid MKH might have intended to use.

rottenrobbie on December 12, 2013 at 10:19 PM


Don’t see why they’re so upset. They get their talking points from the White House and dutifully ‘report’ on what’s happening. What’s the difference between the White House supplying photos or providing talking points.

All in the interests of ‘transparency’ of course!

GarandFan on December 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

GarandFan on December 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

My thoughts exactly. Sorry if I can’t muster up any outrage for the press on this one.

Pictures? They’re getting upset over pictures? I give up.

jjjdad on December 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

“Shut up and write”, he said.

Shy Guy on December 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Brave reporters would have gotten up and walked out en masse.

Sorry for the oxymoron.

Shy Guy on December 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Shorter Carney: “Clam down, little lady, you’re being unreasonable.”

DamnCat on December 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I guess Obama’s selfies aren’t satisfying enough.

Mutnodjmet on December 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

That’s a “revolt”??? It sounded to me more like pleading to be allowed back in the divine one’s presence. “We haven’t gotten near him in months! Do you know how that feels?”

Fred 2 on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Just quit going to the press conferences and start reporting the truth without the Whitehouse spin.

MH53J on December 13, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Meanwhile 0dumbo earns yet another peace prize:

US Air strike kills 15 civilians in Yemen by mistake (wedding party)

http://www.reuters.com/article/comments/idUSBRE9BB10O20131212

8thAirForce on December 13, 2013 at 3:40 AM

With only 24 hrs in a day thanks for getting me to waste 2:40.

RickinNH on December 13, 2013 at 6:18 AM

you better put some ice on that, LSM. as clinton said to juanita. so all of a sudden you say ‘no’ now after years of consensual rape, come on. prostitutes have standards ya know.

t8stlikchkn on December 13, 2013 at 6:25 AM

The reporters are hoping they can get more access to ask Obama questions such as:
1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
2. Which do you like better-Fridays or Mondays?
3. Will you be getting another dog?
4. Which song do you like best on the new Beyonce album?

albill on December 13, 2013 at 7:08 AM

In 2008, the LSM went a’whoring after their god, Hussein the Magnificent. If they had done their jobs instead of working as the DNC Propaganda Department, they wouldn’t be having this problem. Hussein says to the LSM, “Your money’s on the nightstand, honey.” The LSM is getting exactly what they were warned about.

oldleprechaun on December 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM

The court eunuchs could care less that Carney and Obama are shameless liars and head a corrupt government.

But cut off access and they get their dresses up over their heads.

gwelf on December 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM

That was so mild a response from the “press corpse” as to be laughable. Whatever happened to journalists?

ExpressoBold on December 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

“Some of this has to do with fundamental transformations in the media,” Carney said. “We did not create the internet.”

Bush. Global warming. Climate change. Manbearpig. The Internet.

blammm on December 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Carney looks very tired.

It warms my heart to see him worn down.

Sherman1864 on December 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

When it’s their ox getting gored then they bring out the long knives but have a border agent and 4 good Americans killed in F & F and Benghazi and crickets.

I detest the mainstream media. I loathe them. I f-ing HATE them!

neyney on December 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Bah… you toadies never held him to account when you had the chance to. You are not worried about doing the job of informing the public better. You are worried about not doing the job of supporting Obama well enough.

Rot in hell, the lot of you.

drunyan8315 on December 13, 2013 at 1:52 PM