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.

Posted by: DMartyr at 05:59 PM


1 What answer do you think the boy expected? Not taking Carney's side but what could he say. I would hate to see a platoon of Marines guarding everyone who received a not guilty verdict.
Mr. Zimmerman stepped in shit. He probably could have avoided it but chose not to. I agree with the verdict as I believe anyone has the right to defend himself from thugs like Trayvon Martin. But if anyone is suggesting that the tax payers should now pay for security for him is bullshit. He has a gun and knows how to use it. If attacked he should once again defend himself.

Posted by: Guest at July 17, 2013 06:32 PM

2 Actually, the tax payers are paying for the DOJ campaign against the Zimmerman jury verdict. I tend to resent that.

Posted by: VALERIE at July 17, 2013 07:45 PM

3 I resent it, too. And I nominate Gabe Finger for speaker of the house. Like starting in the morning.

Posted by: EROWMER at July 17, 2013 09:44 PM

4 Cut the kid some slack here. He's 16.

Besides, the question is still more relevant than most of the stupid crap that these idiot meat puppets ask most of the time. In this case, I wouldn't mind seeing Carney squirm, wiggle, and slime his way out of it.

Posted by: Gork at July 18, 2013 06:05 AM

5 The media got pissed because he showed them up. As for Zimmerman's defense, if I were him, I'd upgrade to a .45 caliber handgun with an AR and a shotgun on the side.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at July 18, 2013 06:44 AM

6 The shame is that Valerie at #2 is correct. Those that disagree with Holder and his thugs are paying the bill for their thuggery.

Posted by: Guest at July 18, 2013 07:20 AM

7 I'd say this gives George the right to carry an assault rifle everywhere he goes.

Posted by: obsidian at July 18, 2013 10:38 AM

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