Jay Carney and the art of the dodge

The good folks over at Yahoo have done it again.

A new interactive infographic from Fix friend Chris Wilson and Rachel Rose Hartman looks at transcripts of all 444 briefings Jay Carney has conducted as White House press secretary, identifying "13 distinct strains in the way he dodges a reporter's question."

A couple of the most interesting findings:

* Carney has referred questions to someone else nearly 1,400 times

* He has said he doesn't know the answer more than 1,900 times

* He has refused to speculate more than 500 times

No matter how you feel about Carney, it truly is a fascinating look at the job of White House press secretary.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.



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