High Schooler Ticks Off Jay Carney
Daily Caller intern asks about protection for Zimmerman
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2013 7:27 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Maybe the first hint that the questioner wasn't your typical White House correspondent came after his exchange with Jay Carney: "Just angered Obama's press secretary," read the tweet. "Word." Turns out, the questioner is a 16-year-old junior in high school and intern at the conservative Daily Caller, reports Politico and the Washington Post. Gabe Finger asked Carney whether the White House planned to offer protection to George Zimmerman's family, and when Carney deferred to Florida authorities, the teen asked, "So they're on their own?"

Responded Carney: “You can editorialize all you want, and I have no doubt that you will, but that is a ridiculous statement." The site and the teen are taking a lot of ribbing, especially from other members of the press, writes Noah Rothman at Mediaite. But he's not among them: "From outside The Bubble, the appearance of media elites bristling over (the) gall of an intern for merely asking a question of a government official is not a good look."

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ducdebrabant
Jul 23, 2013 7:32 PM CDT
It wasn't a question.
KDickley
Jul 21, 2013 4:37 PM CDT
Paid liars like Carney, Suz Rice, and those two other lying bitches that came out after the Benghazi scandal, should be tried for treason.
Shadylady
Jul 19, 2013 1:24 AM CDT
The kid has a legitimate question! Good for him!