White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pressed back on This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning against the accusation from New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson that the Obama administration was “the most secretive White House I have ever been involved in covering.”
“You covered White Houses as a reporter with TIME Magazine,” ABC News’ Jonathan Karl said. “So would Jay Carney, reporter, correspondent, bureau chief for TIME Magazine, be satisfied with the level of openness and transparency of this White House?”
“Jay Carney, reporter, would never be satisfied with the amount of information that any White House or any congressional office—”
“So Jay Carney would fight with Jay Carney?” Karl said.
“You and all of my former colleagues, my former colleagues in the press, absolutely have to be beating on us and others around Washington to get as much information as you can,” Carney said. “I strongly disagree with that statement. I know from experience that it’s wrong. We provide an extraordinary amount of information and access to reporters and we work every day to provide more.”
Watch the full clip below, via ABC News:
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