Jay Carney Twice Ignored a Fox News Reporter—And This Is How It Ended
Oct. 12, 2013 8:58am Becket Adams
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?