Jay Carney: shameless liar, useful Obama foot soldier
Even the traditional media smells the fear regarding the cover up behind the Benghazi debacle that resulted in four American deaths. From The New Yorker:
This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single [editing] adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions [the CIA and the State Department] were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now.
Remarkably because there were actually 12 revisions and in the end, substantive concerns, like all reference to terror, had been tossed down the memory hole.
While the media understands that they need at least a fig leaf of credibility, the White House spokesman apparently doesn’t. Ergo Jay Carney’s practice that a lie, repeated often enough, becomes the truth (if told to the right people).
The Administration is out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas on how to proceed on the massive lie foisted on the American public. That means they’ll likely fall back on their standard playbook: muzzle those who might otherwise provide insight, dismiss the story as old news, threaten and/or attack anyone who would pursue the truth as “disgruntled” or “partisan” (the IRS is standing by), and repeat as required.
Finally, it seems Jay Carney has lost his soul, thus joining the “elite” group of “leaders” he serves. The only real question is how long ago did Carney lose it?