His name itself is a prime OXYMORON!
Josh: : to engage in banter : joke
- Don't take him seriously. He's just joshing
Earnest: serious and sincere : not lighthearted or playful
- an earnest plea for help
Anyway you cut it - you gotta admire a guy that can stand up there day after day and lie through his teeth with a straight face, remember all of the talking point pat answers provided to him, and never lose his temper!
Ever wonder why they have a daily briefing? Seems to me that a Friday Briefing on the events just passed and the upcoming events would be sufficient. Nobody learns anything from these pressers anyhow! I reckon it helps a lot of reporters from having to work, dig and report. They can just take notes and call it journalism instead of shorthand!