Are Press Conferences Scripted? Do Reporters Rehearse Questions With The White House?

Recently a CBS reporter from Arizona made some statements about how the press corps works in the White House. In an ‘off the record’ moment she said Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, told them:

“the reporters and correspondents, unless it is breaking news, they provide the questions to him(Jay Carney) in advance, and in some cases he actually prepares that answer for them…”

 

 

Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions From Reporters Before Press Briefing

Sharyl Attkisson: There Is Coordination Between Reporters And Politicians

Chris Stigall interviews former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

Is Government Controlling The Press?