July 17, 2013
DC Intern Asks Relevant Question; Gets Mocked By Carney And Media
A 16 year old Daily Caller intern, Gabe Finger, attended a White House press meeting and asked a very relevant question: "Because of the death threats being received by George Zimmerman and his parents, is the president going to take action for their security or are they on their own?"
Jay Carney answered with the usual evasive, ambiguous response, saying he was unaware of any death threats against Zimmerman, but President Obama opposes violence and echos the statements of Trayvon Martin's family for calm reflection in the wake of the verdict.
Gabe tried to clarify the White House's stance by asking, "So they are on their own?" To which Carney replied the question was ridiculous. Maybe not so ridiculous, considering it was, in part, President Obama's involvement that further incited the lynch mob against George Zimmerman.
But even more ridiculous was the Washington D. C. media ridiculing the 16 year old intern. Not the relevance of the question he asked, but only his age:
The impropriety displayed on Wednesday by a high school-age intern who dared to ask White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a question relating to the security provided to the family of George Zimmerman knows no bounds. That is apparently the opinion of a number of members of the political press. After an intern had the temerity to ask Carney a question, the political media flew into a tizzy over the presumptuousness of the intern and turned to mocking him and the venue which credentialed him to be in the Briefing Room in the first place.
The temerity of this teen asking a tough question instead of lobbing softballs at Carney...
Tweets from reporters:
More tweets HERE. Video of Gabe asking the question below the fold.