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VIDEO: Jay Carney shoots down Daily Caller’s high school-aged reporter for making ‘ridiculous statement’

It turns out that the Daily Caller reporter who posed a question to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney — is a junior in high school.

Gabe Finger, who is a junior at the Potomac School in Maryland, questioned Carney about reported death threats against George Zimmerman and his family, following up by asking if the family is “on their own.”

“You can editorialize all you want, and I’m sure that you will,” Carney responded. “But that is a ridiculous statement.”

Finger, who told POLITICO that he is 16 years-old, posted the tweet below soon after the exchange.

deadstate gabe finger tweet

According to Jennifer Epstein of POLITICO, while “students interning at news organizations are often brought to the White House briefing, it’s rare for them to ask questions, and even rarer for [a] high schooler to get a question in.”

Watch the exchange in the video below.

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  1. Estproph (@Estproph)

    July 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Just acted like a jerk. Word.

  2. Rick Kitchen

    July 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Typical right wing bloviator, hasn’t graduated from high school.

  3. Dr.Evil_LLC

    July 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Not every question is worthy of being uttered.

  4. Bob Cull

    July 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I wish I could just write him off as lacking maturity and the wisdom that comes from experience, but I’m afraid that is not the case here. I have dealt with this sort of snot nosed little Brown Shirt before. They are indoctrinated at home to show no respect to anyone who does not toe the Teapub line. I have had 15 to 18 year old punks like him call me vile names because I am a “Communist Fascist Socialist POS”, they do not learn that at school, they learn that from home. When I was that age nearly everyone no matter what their political bent was taught their children respect for their elders even if they disagreed. I hate to think what would have happened to me if my father ever heard that I had spoken to a 64 year old man that way when I was that age. Today we have Teapubs TEACHING them to do it!

  5. Jacqueline

    July 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Jay Carney doesn’t seem very angered. Maybe slightly irritated for having his time wasted…

  6. Jo Hargis

    July 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Angered Jay Carney? Lmao. I doubt Carney will even give that little boy a second thought. What a stupid question. I love how righties always believe that Obama’s in charge of all things, right down to the local level.

  7. terryh

    July 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    If little Gabe thinks that’s anger, I pity him the day he learns what anger really is. Carney showed no more anger than if he was swatting a fly, which was pretty much what he was doing.

  8. NotYourFather

    July 17, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Gonna regret this later in life. Derp.

  9. arlo

    July 18, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I think he meant to tweet: “Just made ass of myself in front of future employers. Owned.”

  10. Juliet

    July 18, 2013 at 1:09 am

    It’s not the President’s job to order protection for individual Americans. (And even if it were so, you know the folks at FOX would manage to put a negative interpretation on anything Obama did.)

  11. Ruffin DePasser

    July 18, 2013 at 11:49 am


  12. Lescibon

    July 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    A high school student is about the only person the completely inept Jay Carney could “school”. It’s like bragging about beating your 5 year old at basketball. Tim Russert would have eaten him alive! I really miss him!

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