UPDATE: Phoenix Journalist admits Bad Reporting in Claiming White House Press Censorship


 NY Daily News  Leslie Larson reports: A local reporter not ready for the big leagues is backtracking from claims the White House prescreens media questions.


Catherine Anaya, from Phoenix’s KPHO-TV, says she was mistaken for saying members of the White House Press Corps submit questions to press secretary Jay Carney before the daily televised press briefing.

[See Rehearsal: White House Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing – pundifromanotherplanet.com]

She shared her “off the cuff and unscripted” observation Wednesday night during a segment on the CBS affiliate about her day at the White House. Anaya was one of six local reporters invited to discuss the minimum wage and Obamacare with the President for a four minute interview. Read the rest of this entry »