'This Week' Web Extra: Jonathan Karl

ABC's chief White House correspondent answers viewer questions.
3:23 | 04/14/13

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Transcript for 'This Week' Web Extra: Jonathan Karl
I'm Jonathan Karl chief White House correspondent for ABC news -- because we believe that all politics is social -- this week I'm gonna answer a few of your questions. Sent in via FaceBook about my role of 16100 Pennsylvania Avenue covering President Obama. The first one from Rick kids is there anything enjoyable about covering the president. Com. Of course that -- look what it's a tough job you you're always on it is a lot of -- it is constraining being in the White House that you. You know as a reporter. Covering the White House can be a little frustrating because you are not allowed them -- all what you like don't knock on the door of the Oval Office I've got to you know stay in the press area. I've gotta have talent on senior officials to return my calls it's -- in that -- -- can be frustrating. But this is a great honor a great privilege I loved the job I -- Profoundly. I believe I am lucky to to have the opportunities I had every day. So I I -- Find much much much to say about it is quite enjoyable. Next question comes from Marcella she asks. Do you ever stepped back and get a little starstruck when you talk to the present regardless of who it is. And do you ever get a little embarrassed are hesitant about asking certain questions. Well bomb I will say I have had the privilege of meeting for different presidents and no matter who they are. There is a sense of wow and meeting the president there's that -- flash this is the president talking to the president of the United States. But that quickly goes away when you have a reporter and if you feel in barrister hesitant about asking questions. You should probably find a different one of war guy I find. That that goes away quite quickly. I've got a job to do it's my job to ask questions sometimes those are tough and hard questions. And I do that. So next up comes from bill he asks what's it like for a reporter to deal with the Secret Service. I've got to say the Secret Service they they got a job that did their job -- to protect the president it is a profoundly important job. And I find them to be. Absolutely professional. You know we have to go through a lot of security sweeps we go especially on a foreign trip. I was just traveling with the president to to Israel into the West Bank into Jordan the security is intense. Yet to go through everything on you gets to get checked out before at every event. But the Secret Service are. Absolutely professionals and they understand that we have a job to do as well and I find -- working them to be just fine. Diana finally last question is hard to report something that you personally to. Won't agree with. Diana I have to answer quite simply known -- my personal beliefs are absolutely irrelevant. To the work that I'm doing I need to put them aside when an important story. My job is to present the facts to -- to the bottom of what is going on and to present that in a way that is not affected by my own personal -- so frankly as I'm doing my job I'm not even thinking about. A what I personally believe -- -- given issue. So thank you for everybody who submitted questions and be sure to follow this week on Twitter at this week ABC and like us on FaceBook. At FaceBook dot -- dot com slash this week ABC. Thank you.

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