-By Warner Todd Huston
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed The Drudge Report, one of the most popular news aggregation websites on the net, as an unworthy source of news.
During the August 7 Press Briefing, Carney said “be mindful of your sources” when a reporter cited The Drudge Report as the basis for her question.
Carney didn’t just tell the reporter to “mind” her sources once, either. He did so twice.
The reporter prefaced her questions saying she saw on Drudge that President Obama himself was the source for the story that GOP candidate Mitt Romney was considering current CIA Director David Petraeus for his vice presidential pick.
After Carney warned the reporter to be mindful of sources and then replied, “I can say with absolute confidence, such an assertion has never been uttered by the president. And again be mindful of your sources.”