The video still exists. AUN-TV perceived the revelation that the story we just reported http://aun-tv.com/cbs-news-confesses-whitehouse-press-conferences-are-staged-and-scripted-with-reporters-collaboration/ would create a firestorm if the public found out. That has already happened and a cover-up appears to be talking place. However AUN-TV made a copy of the video before it was pulled down, anticipating that would happen.
Almost as soon as AUN-TV posted the news story with the title “CBS News Confesses Whitehouse Press Conferences are Staged and Scripted with Reporters Collaboration” an apparent cover-up was begun. The report by CBS reporter Catherine Anaya was up on YouTube, which we not only watched, but made a copy of in case censorship was attempted on this story. Checking the story shortly thereafter this is what we saw.
Then a quick check showed that both the Whitehouse and the CBS station were trying to run away from the revelation that Whitehouse Press Briefings are staged. Before we show the denials, first view what the CBS reporter said on air. AUN-TV is showing just 16 seconds of the video, which is protected under the Fair Use doctrine for news gathering. We include a clip from “Naked Gun” for comparison of Leslie Nielsen’s acting ability to that of Jay Carney.
She could not be more clear. In a detailed manner she describes how some reporters and Jay Carney get together before Whitehouse Press Briefings and rehearse questions and answers. Likely the same method was used in the Soviet Union in their controlled media system. She said:
“And then he also mentioned that a lot of times, unless it’s something breaking, the questions that the reporters actually ask — the correspondents — they are provided to him in advance. So then he knows what he’s going to be answering and sometimes those correspondents and reporters also have those answers printed in front of them, because of course it helps when they’re producing their reports for later on. So that was very interesting.”
Now both Carney and the reporter are trying to deny what has already been revealed. It reminds one of a famous scene in Naked Gun “Move along folks there is nothing to see here.”
With American’s trust in the news media near record lows, this will not help their credibility. AUN-TV’s mission is to both to provide uncensored news and expose news censorship by others.
Now for the denials:
Jon Ralston @RalstonReports
So WH reporters give @PressSec questions in advance? I used to admire so many of those folks. Democracy unravels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEexpBWwY-s#t= … NOTE THIS VIDEO LINK HAS BEEN KILLED SINCE THEN
.@RalstonReports Briefings would be a lot easier if this were true! Rest assured, it is not.
PHOENIX (CBS5) – Statement from CBS 5 News’ Catherine Anaya on her White House visit: