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16-year-old Intern Questions White House, Jay Carney Not Amused [Video]

The Daily Caller, a conservative publication, sent a 16-year-old intern to the daily briefing at the White House and Jay Carney was not amused.

Gabe Finger, a 16-year-old high school junior doing an internship at The Daily Caller, asked White House spokesman Jay Carney if President Barack Obama was providing protection to George Zimmerman and his family.

Carney informed the young man that such protection was the duty of Florida authorities and that Obama had spoken out against violence.

“So they’re on their own?” the intern pressed Carney.

The White House press secretary was clearly irritated and fired back at the young intern.

“You can editorialize all you want, and I have no doubt that you will, but that is a ridiculous statement,” Carney said.

Hmmm, really? Carney has a tough job, no doubt, and having to put up with an intern is probably not helpful, but he should have shown some respect to the 16-year-old who is getting the experience of his life by attending the briefing.

In a joint statement, Daily Caller co-founders Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel defended the decision to have a high school student ask questions at a White House press briefing.

Some reporters in Washington are asking why The Daily Caller sent our intern Gabe Finger to the White House press briefing this afternoon. Talk about missing the point. The real question is, why did it take a 16-year-old intern to raise an obvious and important question that the White House press corps should have asked days ago? We don’t care how old Gabe Finger is. It doesn’t matter to us what his credentials are. All we care about is how well he does his job. Today he did it a lot better than most White House reporters.

What do you think about how Jay Carney treated the 16-year-old intern at the White House briefing?

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2 Responses to “16-year-old Intern Questions White House, Jay Carney Not Amused [Video]”

  1. Joan Freysinger Cole

    The treatment of the intern in one word is "rude". Ignorant and uncaring also come to mind. Pass it off as someone else's job. Of course, the people in the White House do that so well. Anyone who works for them is nothing more than a scapegoat. Some respect for the intern and the question would have been proper.

  2. Dank Bubba

    The variety of questions that get asked at press conferences is wide. It wasn't a great question and it wasn't that rude of an answer, but the real story is all the biased leftist hacks in the MSM jumping on the kid too. The point of the question was to highlight the trauma, abuse, and mortal fear that the Zimmerman family are going through and expose the obama admin for their one-sided concern. If the Martin family was getting death threats from somebody like the NAACP or the black panthers, you can bet Obama would be front and center with his support and promise of protection.