The White House press room has been infiltrated… we kid you not.
Reports are blowing up all over the place regarding an online gamer that was able to infiltrate the press briefings at the White House.
Not only that, but the individual was able to fool other correspondents to ask questions for the fictitious outlet.
“Kacey Montagu” is not a real person, and “White House News” (WHN) is not a real outlet.
However, both Montagu and WHN were able to fool the White House press corps on multiple occasions.
On at least four occasions over the last several months, Montagu has ben able to pass off questions to other reporters to present them to Jen Psaki during press briefings.
Due to the limitations at the briefing room, it is not uncommon for other reporters to pass off questions to reporters that will be permitted into the briefing room on any particular day.
This is why we see journalists being permitted to ask numerous questions when called on, as they are generally asking questions for two or more outlets.
The fictitious Montagu decided to infiltrate the briefings in this manner simply because today’s media is not doing its job.
The mysterious reporter stated, “I love journalism, and I think the Press Corps is doing a pretty bad job at the moment, so I decided I would ensure some transparency and ask some questions me and some friends wanted the answer to.”
Politico verified the fact that several of Montagu’s questions made it through, including a recent question about the current relationship between Obama and Biden.
Neither the White House nor the White House Correspondents’ Association has responded to requests for comments about the fictitious reporter who managed to dupe both the White House and the Press Corps.