‘LOATHSOME’: Actress Blasts MSNBC For Ambushing Mueller Outside Church On Easter Sunday, Internet Piles On

On Easter Sunday, MSNBC decided to ambush special counsel Robert Mueller as he attended services across from the White House at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

“We knew that he was going to be, he’s been there. He’s been there in the past so we waited for him,” MSNBC reporter Mike Viqueira said on air. “Easter services, tried to be as respectful as possible. He came out the side door of the church. I did have a couple of prepared questions to ask him.”

Then MSNBC ran the tape.

“Sir, could I ask you a couple of questions? Will you testify before Congress, sir?” Viqueira asks Mueller.

“No comment,” Mueller answers.

“Are you sure about that, sir?” Viqueira says.

“No comment,” Mueller repeats.

“If he were anybody but the president, would Mr. Trump be indicted, sir?” Viqueira says, nearly shoving the microphone into Mueller’s face. “Sir, why didn’t you make a recommendation to Congress one way or the other, sir? Did the attorney general accurately characterize your positions on conspiracy and obstruction, sir?”

Mueller then climbs into his car and nearly closes the door on Viqueira and his mic.

The shot cuts back to Viqueira outside the White House. ” I think it’s accurate to characterize director Mueller as being tight-lipped to my questions,” Viqueira says, smiling. MSNBC host Joy Reid can be heard laughing at the reporter’s Noel Coward-like wit.

Condemnation for the episode of “ambush journalism” was universal, but actress Patricia Heaton posted a perfect tweet on Twitter.

Hello @MSNBC,” the “Everybody Loves Raymond” actress wrote. “Today is Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the Christian calendar. Some of the faithful were murdered today while they worshiped. But you ambush Robert Mueller outside of his church and chuckle about it afterward. This is loathesome. Shame on you.”

Heaton wrote the tweet after news reports that more than 200 people died in a spate of church bombings in Sri Lanka as Christians attended Easter services.

Twitters followed suit.


Our national news media, indeed.



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