12/23/2013 12:11 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

White House's Jay Carney And ABC News' Jon Karl Butt Heads In Press Room


It doesn’t take long, or take very much, for the Jon and Jay show to get rolling at the daily briefing — the ritual meet-the-media sessions in the White House press room.

“But, Jay,” starts Jonathan Karl of ABC News last month, boring in to a statement from press secretary Jay Carney about the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act. “I want to go back to exactly what the president said.” Punching his words for emphasis, Karl pounded away: “He said you can bypass the Web site and apply by phone or in person, and it could be done in 25 minutes.”

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