On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Daily Caller editor in chief Tucker Carlson explained how White House press secretary Jay Carney’s mocking of ABC News White House correspondent Jon Karl’s line of questioning was indicative of the Obama administration’s desperation amid the lackluster rollout of Obamacare.
“It’s a Potemkin application process,” said Carlson, who is also the co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “The operator is there to make you feel good, but it doesn’t expedite your application at all. It goes to the same place the rest of them go, which is into the ether. To watch Jay Carney attack Jon Karl of all people, who is really a good reporter and fair and smart person, really shows you the depths to which they have sunk. It’s just appalling — like it’s Jon Karl’s fault for asking a totally straightforward and honest question. Carney, 20 years as a reporter, part of him has got to know this is not an adequate response to a straightforward question, but I don’t think they have another answer. So, it’s just another sign of their desperation, I would say.”