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White House Press Puppet Jay Carney’s 9,486 Ways To Dodge A Question

June 21, 2013 by  

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spends most of his time dodging questions, according to an analysis of his answers to reporter inquiries conducted by Yahoo News.

The Yahoo analysis indicates that over the course of 444 briefings from the time he became the press secretary to June 18, Carney has come up with 9,486 ways to dodge questions.

Some key findings from the analysis:

  • Carney has outright refused to “speculate on”— read, answer— a question 500 times.
  • He has referred 1,400 questions to other people.
  • He has said he didn’t know the answer 1,900 times.

Courtesy of Yahoo, enjoy the following interactive look at Carney’s favorite jukes and jives:

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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