Being a presidential press secretary like ‘being a human piñata’

Former White House press secretaries Mike McCurry, left, and Ari Fleischer speak at LSU’s Manship School Tuesday. (Photo: Dilyn Stewart/LSU Daily Reveille)

By Luke Jeanfreau, LSU Daily Reveille

As anyone who watches the news can see, the White House press secretary is often in a tough spot.

“I’d liken the job to being a human piñata,” Mike McCurry, who was a press secretary for former President Bill Clinton, said Tuesday night at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication. “The press corps just kind of whacks at you to see if anything will spill out.”

Read the story in The News-Star.

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