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Friday, June 21, 2013

Analysis Of 444 Press Briefings, White House Spokesman Jay Carney Dodges Questions 9,486 Times

By Susan Dulos

White House spokesman, Jay Carney has a variety of ways to dodge questions, but he almost always 'appreciates" the question asked

Yahoo News conducted an analysis and provides an interactive embed which identifies 13 distinct strains in the way he dodges a reporter's question. The analysis looked at 444 press briefings and found that Carney, in one way or another, dodged reporters' inquiries 9,486 times.

In the following interactive, you can browse all 9,486 of Carney’s most-used responses and verbal crutches.

Just for a little entertainment, WATCH Jay Carney "appreciate" 131 questions in the video below:

I guess when your boss consistently lies, and it is your job to cover for him, it is a little hard to answer for them all.