White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during a press briefing Friday afternoon apparently ignored Fox New’s Ed Henry, seemingly prompting the reporter to exit the meeting early.
Carney called on nearly every reporter in the room while Henry repeatedly tried to ask questions. And when Henry finally saw an opening, 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, and the White House press secretary once again appeared to ignore 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?
A spokesperson for the White House did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment.
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