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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?

 

 

Rick Perry Says Obama Told Governors: ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure’

Texas Governor Rick Perry describing a White House meeting between several governors and President Obama:

“I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president.

“When you have governors, and we all compete against each other — we are the laboratories of innovation — and for the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and say, ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure,’ — and that is really troubling,”

“As a matter of fact, he [Obama] said at that meeting, he said, ‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you’ll hear from me,” he said, adding, “If I’m a Democrat governor, if I’m a Republican governor, I’m highly offended by that.”

 

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