White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during a press briefing Friday afternoon repeatedly ignored Fox New’s Ed Henry, prompting the reporter to walk out of the meeting.
Carney called on nearly every reporter
in the room before Henry even tried to ask a question. And when Henry
did try, all he could get out was “Jay” before Carney turned his
attention to The Chicago Tribune’s Christi Parsons.
Henry shook his head.
The Fox News reporter tried once more to ask a question. The White House press secretary once again ignored it.
Henry smiled politely, got up, and walked out of the briefing.
“While Fox News hasn’t always gotten a question
at presidential press conferences, this was the first time in memory
that a Fox News reporter wasn’t called on at a daily briefing,” Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher notes.
Do you think this was just an oversight on Carney’s part or do you think
this is the beginning of a White House blackout on Fox News reporters?
It was no accident. Remember Ed and Jay got into a little verbal scuffle not too long ago. Jay Carney is nothing more than a petulant child and bully. He and the administration will try once again to block out FNC, but it will not work. The Fox reporters (not talking personalities and opinionators) are top in the field of journalism and are well respected.