Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria. Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers to court?”He then suggested that the administration seemed to believe that “the truth should come out abroad; it shouldn’t come out here.
Television reporters were out of the dog house at Wednesday's White House Daily Briefing, but not immune to the bite of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. During an exchange about the then-unsolved problem of military death ben... Read Post
At Wednesday's White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney praised the journalists (Marie Colvin, Rémi Ochlik and Anthony Shadid) recently killed covering the violent unrest in Syria. ABC News' Jake Tapper the... Read Post