New WH Press Secretary Carney Can Control Message via ‘Relationships’ with MSM?

The Obama Carnival’s Carney

The Prowler
The American Spectator

Just how serious President Barack Obama takes the threat of losing the White House in 2012 is made clear by his decision to dump longtime loyalist Bill Burton for Jay Carney as his new press secretary.

Carney, who for the past two years has served as Vice President Joe Biden‘s communications director, is a former inside the Beltway journalist who served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief before joining the Obama administration…

…Carney highlighted the personal relationships he’s built over the years with journalists, in part, with his wife, ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman. And he assured the president that with regional press he could accomplish similar friendly coverage through his many journalism ties.

“We heard that he spun a pretty good story about what he would be able to do with the White House media, and he highlighted what he had been able to do for Biden,” says the source. Carney is credited with keeping seemingly daily gaffes by Biden out of the major media, creating a national image of Biden as a vice president engaged in domestic and foreign policy.

“The President thinks Carney was a miracle worker for Biden, so he figures he can do a lot for him that his longtime aides could not,” says the first White House source…

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