The silver tongued Jay Carney recently took some time out recently to appear on the Comedy Central “news” show The Colbert Report. Despite the show aiming to be comedic in nature, Carney let the audience and viewers in on the reality that he wanted to tell press reporters to “shut the f*ck up” once in a while.
You know, it must get tiring lying all the time – or at least speaking in such a way that could not be construed as giving a real answer so that you can say you didn’t lie – but Jay Carney became a master of his trade. During that time, despite being called out countless times on his ability to dance around the real answer, it seems that reporter’s constant hassling got to him on occasion.
Although Carney would have loved to just not talk for a bit – giving him the convenience of collecting his thoughts and not having to think how to word responses in such a way, resulting in the least possible political ramifications as possible – he did convey that White House reporters often, “want[ed] to hear themselves talk.”
Colbert soon asked why Carney didn’t just tell them to, “Shut the fuck up,” to which the former White House Press Secretary responded, “Oh, oh, did I want to.” What do you guys think of that – isn’t that that exact thought that often when through your head when listening to him speak? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.