Earnest Can't Deny That Admin Lied About Iran Deal, Then Backtracks
May 9th, 2016 10:11 PM
At today's White House press briefing, Kevin Corke of Fox News asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest: "Can you state categorically that no senior official in this administration has ever lied publicly about any aspect of the Iran nuclear deal?" The answer: "No Kevin."
Four or five seconds of silence followed. Then Earnest spent two minutes building his own catalog of lies…
Obama Looking Forward to First Return on 'Fox News Sunday' Since 2008
April 7th, 2016 5:54 PM
When “an exclusive sit-down interview” with President Barack Obama conducted by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace airs on April 10, it will not only be the first time the Democratic White House occupant has appeared on the weekly program since he was a candidate in the 2008 presidential election, it will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the hour-long show, which first aired…
Kelly Obliterates Lib Media, WH for Moving on from ISIS Attack on Cop
January 12th, 2016 2:26 AM
Leading off Monday’s Kelly File on the Fox News Channel (FNC), host Megyn Kelly took the liberal media and the Obama administration to task for having all but moved on from the January 7 attack by an ISIS-inspired Muslim on a Philadelphia police officer with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest downplaying the event hours earlier to ABC’s Jonathan Karl.
AP: San Bernardino Terrorist Massacre Was a 'Mass Shooting'
December 17th, 2015 10:04 AM
Pity the poor folks at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press.
The Obama administration, usually hyper-reluctant to characterize a domestic terrorist attack on U.S. soil as, well, a domestic terrorist attack, has actually had to admit in the face of overwhelming evidence that the San Bernardino massacre on December 2, during which 14 were killed and two dozen injured, was…
Hasselbeck Grills W.H. Spokesman Over Obama Calling Paris a ‘Setback’
November 18th, 2015 8:55 AM
On Wednesday’s Fox & Friends, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck pressed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest over language used by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama following last week’s ISIS terrorist attack in Paris.
Josh Earnest Excuses Putin's Obama Snub: 'Chaos' Inside UN Building
September 29th, 2015 9:54 AM
Vladimir Putin probably had to wait 20 minutes for an elevator. Yeah, that's the ticket . . .
Josh Earnest, Barack Obama's spokesman, has excused Vladimir Putin's snub of the President of the United States, in which the Russian strongman turned up 20 minutes late for their lunch at the UN yesterday. On today's Morning Joe, Earnest lamely defended Vlad's…
Nets Punt on Report U.S. Intel on State of ISIS Fight May Be Faulty
August 27th, 2015 1:51 AM
A story that the networks would have almost assuredly covered if George W. Bush was still President, the major broadcast networks failed to cover on Wednesday a front-page New York Times report that a Pentagon inspector general is investigating the possibility that intelligence assessments on the U.S. fight against ISIS may have be altered to reflect a better picture than reality allowed.
Scarborough: White House Sending DOJ Message About Hillary?
August 25th, 2015 8:23 AM
If you're Hillary Clinton or one of her supporters, this should make your blood run cold. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that the unequivocally pro-Biden statement from Obama spox Josh Earnest yesterday not only sent "a strong, strong message to Hillary" but, echoing the Wall Street Journal, "you wonder whether they're sending a message to…
Tapper Shames Earnest For Not Watching Undercover Abortion Videos
August 5th, 2015 12:31 PM
CNN's Jake Tapper went after Josh Earnest on Monday's The Lead, after the White House press secretary admitted that he hadn't seen any of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, and was "relying on news reports that I've seen" about the controversy. Tapper pointed out that "the whole video is put up on the website of…
Josh Earnest Talks Like Obama Prefers Biden Over Hillary
August 3rd, 2015 12:59 PM
On today's Morning Joe, Josh Earnest said that President Obama believes that picking Biden as his VP was the "smartest decision he ever made in politics." Joe Scarborough drew the mischievous-but-logical inference that Obama must thus believe it was smarter than picking Hillary as his Secretary of State. Though Mika interrupted to say that's not what he…
After Tenn. Massacre, AP Asks Earnest About 'Father-Daughter Weekend'
July 20th, 2015 12:46 AM
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest held his first press briefing after the massacre of then-four, now-five Americans "at a military recruiting office and a Navy-Marine operations center a few miles apart" in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A mere three minutes into that briefing, thanks to the Associated Press's Darlene Superville, he was already on another topic:…
CNN, CNBC and MSNBC Push Infrastructure Funding After Amtrak Accident
May 13th, 2015 1:28 PM
At least six people died and many more were injured in a terrible Amtrak accident on the night of May 12, and before the cause had been discovered, multiple cable news networks used the tragedy to make a political point.
Programming on CNN, CNBC and MSNBC all used the accident to claim the government needed to spent more on infrastructure all before National Transportation Safety Board…
Josh Earnest: Sherrod Brown Should 'Apologize' To Obama
May 13th, 2015 8:38 AM
If you love the smell of liberal infighting in the morning, today's Morning Joe was must-see TV. The MSM is reluctant to report it, but you might say that a trade war has broken out among liberal Dems, and it's getting personal. A few days ago, criticizing Elizabeth Warren for opposing his TPP trade bill, President Obama said that “the truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you…
Reporter Pounds Earnest for Obama Denunciation of Cartoon Contest
May 5th, 2015 2:22 PM
White House press secretary Josh Earnest held a “gaggle” for reporters on Air Force One on Monday around noon. The questioning on the Islamist shooting outside Dallas came up, with a reporter asking for Obama's reaction, but Earnest’s answer – no act of expression deserves violence – failed to satisfy.
Since the “gaggle” is an untelevised briefing…