Jay Carney Trends on Twitter
After a second day of tough questioning in the White House briefing room, #JayCarney is trending on Twitter -and not in a good way. Doubling down on yesterday's lie that the Susan Rice talking points memo was not about Benghazi, he went after Fox News - accusing them of spreading conspiracy theories.
It was an impressive performance in terms of shameless bravado, employing an anti-"Faux News" narrative to rally the progressive troops around the embattled Regime.
Henry: If the email was not about Benghazi, as you said yesterday and say again today, why did the White House turn it over to a conservative group seeking information about Benghazi?
Carney: You would have to ask the State Department about how they responded to FOIA requests. I would, again, point you to the fact — I mean, all you have to is read it, Ed. All right? Top line points, goals, that kind of stuff. The only mention of Benghazi in the email is a question about, what’s your response to a story by the Independent newspaper in, uh, the UK, that says we have intelligence — that we had intelligence — 48 hours in advance of the attack that was ignored. “Not aware of any actionable intelligence” was the answer. And then, what does it do? It cuts and pastes the same line from the CIA talking points that, again, was what Ambassador Rice used.
Henry: How about Benghazi? Why turn it over in a Benghazi suit?
Carney: You would have to ask the State Department about their process for responding to FOIA requests. Again, you can just read it and then decide for yourself. As many people have now said and written, like, this is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.
Fox News' Adam Housley was not amused.
Carney made the laughable claim that the Regime is focused on bringing the Benghazi killers to justice,
and didn't waste the opportunity to spike the deflated OBL football.
On Fox News later, when asked by Gretchen Carlson if we're starting to see a "sea change" in the briefing room amongst other reporters, Ed Henry answered, "You're starting to see more reporters press on this issue," noting that reporters from other news outlets are now expressing an interest in the story.