The BBC reports:
The US vice president’s communications director Jay Carney has been named as the next White House press secretary, to replace Robert Gibbs.
How many negative stories have you seen or heard about Joe Biden on the BBC while Carney has been his director of communications for the past two years?
Not many, I bet.
Just sayin’, is all.
Update 10.30pm: Mention of Shipman now added to BBC report, the Kay link not so much.
Update January 28, 3.50pm: Katie Connolly has added a glowing profile of Jay Carney, and Katty gets a mention in the penultimate paragraph (h/t Craig):
Mr Carney’s wife is also a celebrated journalist, ABC correspondent Claire Shipman. Ms Shipman is the co-author of Womenomics, an examination of the economic contributions of working women, with the BBC’s Katty Kay.
The Connolly article includes this insight:
Journalists who once sniggered over gaffes made by the garrulous Mr Biden have, at Mr Carney’s encouragement, focused more on his contributions to the Obama administration.
And the BBC has been more obedient than most.