White House Press Secretary Jay Carney really appreciates being asked scandal-related questions by an unfettered press.
No, really, he does.
The mystery surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, seems to have piqued the public’s interest; the Internal Revenue Service has admitted to harassing conservative groups; and the Department of Justice has been caught with two months worth of the Associated Press’ phone records.
Needless to say, the last couple of White House press briefings have been unusually rough for Carney. Rough enough, that is, that we now have entertaining super-cuts of him fecklessly repeating the same points, phrases, and words over and over again.
For instance, while being hammered on Tuesday with questions about the DOJ’s seizure of AP phone records, Carney repeated over and over that the president supports a free and “unfettered” press.
But what about the phone records?
Does the president support the DOJ’s actions?
Will there be repercussions for the DOJ’s seeming overreach?
Unfettered, unfettered, unfettered!
Honestly, we lost track of how many times Carney used the word “unfettered” — but the Washington Free Beacon may be able to help us out:
And speaking of repetition, let’s not forget Carney’s signature “I appreciate your question” (translation: “I hate this question”). From POLITICO:
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