The full text of what he said, courtesy of Breitbart, is below:
"I would only say broadly that the idea behind that thinking suggests that there was some grand plan behind the Fast and Furious program when, in fact, everyone knows the President did not know about this tactic until he heard about it through the media; the Attorney General did not know about it. The tactic itself was employed by the previous administration in a different operation. This was a field office tactic that was flawed. And when the Attorney General learned about it, he took action to ensure that it was no longer used, and he directed the Inspector General at the Department of Justice to investigate."How could Obama learn of Operation Fast and Furious from the media when they have avoided reporting it - Sharyl Attkisson and William LaJeunesse excepted - like the plague? It was only this past week that NBC even let the words "fast and furious" touch Brian William's lips.
My message to Jay Carney is that we just are not as stupid as he thinks.