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President Obama’s toughest interview of 2012 wasn’t with a nightly news anchor, a newspaper, or even one of his critics at Fox News – it was with Jon Stewart.
So said White House press secretary Jay Carney in a talk Thursday at George Washington University. It was a high compliment to the “Daily Show” host. But it was hard not to read it as a critique of the conventional news media.
“I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again, because young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch ‘The Daily Show’ than some other news shows,” Carney began.
“But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama had in the election year was with the anchor of ‘The Daily Show.’
Which begs two questions:
1) Who needs an opposition party when you have Jay Carney working for you?
2) Will the Des Moines Register be hiring when Jay needs his next job?
Was not Carney one of CNN’s deep wells, back in the day?
Yep, thought so.
So a late night comedian is the only one who brought it on?
In all of 2012?
Reblogged by our bud That Mr. G Guy. Thanks Mike!
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