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How White House Spokesman fended prickly press questions 10,000 times

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 15:30

New York: White House spokesman Jay Carney has evaded responding to a question an estimated 9,486 times in his 444 briefings, since he took the podium in February 2011, a review has revealed.

The review by Yahoo revealed that Carney has devised a total of 13 main clever phrases to essentially tell reporters to get lost, the New York Daily News reported.

His most popular response to dodge the questions were `he doesn`t have the answer,` which he gave a total of 1,905 times, another phrase that he used quite often was that `he will refer you to someone else,` (1,383 times).

The 48-year-old former journalist also said 1,125 times that they `already know the answer.`

The other famous phrases he used were `he is not going to tell` (939 times), `he is not sure,` (549 times), `No comment` (429), and `the President won`t tell him,` (117 times).


First Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 15:30

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