The majority of us Americans were more than pleased to see the awkward hug between Obama and former Press Secretary Jay Carney on his departing day, but it seems he may be back. According to a recent announcement, Carney has joined the CNN team and is set to actually speak on live television tonight.
Word of Carney’s newest endeavor broke over the twitter feed of The Situation Room’s senior producer Vaughn Sterling:
According to Politico, Carney is set to address viewers of CNN immediately following Obama’s speech tonight on ISIS. CNN’s Washington bureau chief, Sam Feist, recently announced his ecstatic mindset over the matter in a statement saying:
“Jay’s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns. We’re fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight to provide analysis and insight surrounding the President’s address to the nation.”
Although it will be strange to see Carney on the ol’ boob tube once again, his newest employer hardly comes as a shock. The heavily Left leaning news agency was only one of about three news agencies attempting to pick him up.
It would seem, in a desperate attempt to boost ratings, CNN is grasping at straws to help keep the network above water through whatever means it can. Although it’s unclear as to why Carney departed from the current administration’s payroll, one would have to wonder how long he intends to stick it out with CNN.