Conservative Activists at Right Online Say Neil Munro Was Wrong But Media Is Much Worse
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Politico reporter Tim Mak interviewed several conservative activists about Daily Caller reporter interrupting President Obama during the amnesty press conference yesterday.
The general consensus was that Munro may have been off on his timing, but the media was worse in making it the story and not Obama’s amnesty push.
Conservative bloggers at the RightOnline conference on Saturday assailed the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro for interrupting President Barack Obama during remarks at the White House – but tempered their criticism by arguing that such tactics wouldn’t be necessary if the president regularly took questions from the press and the media asked tough ones.
“I found it embarrassing. I like the Daily Caller, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to interrupt the president during a speech,” said Jon Fleischman, who writes the FlashReport on California politics. “It diminishes the stature of the office of the president of the United States, and Obama does that well enough for himself.”
Munro said in a statement Friday that he though the president had finished talking when he asked his question. “I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally I have no intention of interrupting the President of the United States,” he said.
While those on the right frowned on Munro’s tactic, they also lamented what they described as the passivity of the White House press corps.
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