This morning, Major Garrett interviewed the press secretary at George Washington University. That’s when Carney shared this little nugget:
See for yourself (starts around the 20:50 mark):
I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the 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.”
So, Jay, President Obama’s “toughest interview” was with the host of a satirical news show?
Says it all.
Did Carney mean to draw attention to the fact that the media are nestled comfortably under President Obama’s thumb? Not likely, but that’s exactly what he did.
Editor’s note: The interview took place at George Washington University, not at Georgetown as we initially mistakenly stated. Thanks to @JZalatoris for pointing out the error.