Carney Afternoon Reading List 2.16.11

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By Betsy Rothstein Comment

Publications around town and beyond offered their takes on Jay Carney’s first day in the briefing room as White House Press Secretary. WhiteHouseDossier.com’s Keith Koffler offered a simple live stream after two days worth of Carney stories. Here’s a brief reading list:

*Politico’s Patrick Gavin writes an amusing comparison on Carney to former press secs such as Dana Perino, the late Tony Snow, Scott McLellan, Ari Fleischer and Robert Gibbs. He compares opening statements, length of pressers, signature phrase, best one-liner, laughter and more. Read here.

*Yahoo! News’s Michael Calderone, meanwhile, took more of a thorough news story approach and at the end of the piece added tweets from CBS News’s Mark Knoller and ABC News’s Jake Tapper on their reactions to Carney. Read here.

*The Hill‘s Sam Youngman’s piece on Carney’s debut has a more insidery feel, explaining that the new press secretary picked reporters rarely called on in the briefings. Read here.

*NJ‘s Aamer Madhani had this take on the style and tone of Carney’s first day. He wrote, “With his first turn at the White House podium, the new press secretary didn’t make any news, but he still managed to win some points with the press corps. His answers were concise.” He pointed out, “Carney did his fair share of spinning today.”