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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney hit back at reporters during the daily briefing as they sought clarification over the numbers quoted by the White House over the gender pay gap.
Reuters White House reporter Jeff Mason asked “Uh, Jay, outside economists say that the data that the president is citing, the 77 cents phrase, is wrong. Regardless of the merits of this push do you have…”
Carney interrupted, ”Well that’s absolutely not the case, there’s some economists who have different views on what it means but to say ‘economists,’ I mean from Reuters I would expect something a little more precise. That’s just not…”
This off hand barb at a well respected news agency brought boos and jeers from the assembled reporters.