Jay Carney Daily Joke: Obama Believes The Press ‘Needs To Be Unfettered’

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed Tuesday that President Barack Obama hasn’t confronted the Justice Department over its spying on Associated Press reporters because of how Fox News might respond.

Carney was asked by reporters why the President hasn’t spoken to Attorney General Eric Holder about the investigation into the AP reporters’ abuse at the hands of Justice officials.

“Imagine the story on Fox if that were to happen. That’s why,” Carney said.

The press secretary went on to say that it would be “wholly inappropriate” for the White House to interject itself into a criminal investigation involving the Justice Department.

“I cannot, and he cannot comment specifically on an ongoing criminal investigation or actions that investigators at the Department of Justice have taken,” Carney said.

But, fear not: Carney claimed that Obama is committed to protecting and enabling the press, with the same breath that he used to dodge a pool reporter’s question.

“I can’t comment on the specifics on that, but I can tell you the president feels strongly the press needs to be unfettered in its pursuit of investigative journalism,” Carney said.

Carney went on, “He firmly believes in the need to defend the First Amendment.”

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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