Former Correspondent Koffler: White House Has Lost All Credibility

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 10:47 AM

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The Obama administration proved definitively Thursday that it has no believability, says former White House correspondent Keith Koffler.

The clinching proof came in a press conference when White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama utilized executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious documents from Congress “entirely on principle,” Koffler wrote on Politico. The press corps’ response: “peals of laughter,” he said.

“Carney was rattled. He tried to put down the insurrection. ‘It has nothing to do — no, no, this has nothing to do . . . ’ He never said just what this had nothing to do with since he must have realized that he would only be met by more laughter.”

This episode wasn’t the first instance of Carney offering up malarkey, wrote Koffler, who worked at the White House for CongressDaily and Roll Call.

Previously, “Carney announced to a startled press corps that a journalist they’d never heard of had determined that Obama had actually increased the deficit at a lower rate than any recent predecessor,” Koffler said.

“This was debatable on technical grounds . . .  But whether the statement was literally true was beside the point. Carney was trying to suggest that a president who had added some $5 trillion to the deficit was a fiscal tightwad.” That’s simply ludicrous, noted Koffler, who is now editor of the blog White House Dossier.

The White House has been similarly deceitful in Obama’s shift to support same-sex marriage and his comment that “the private sector is doing fine,” Koffler said.

“It all added up to a laughable collection of ham-handed deceptions.”

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