What Was Neil Munro’s Reason for Interrupting the President? ‘Daily Caller’ Reporter Defends His Question to Obama
After ‘The Daily Caller’ reporter Neil Munro interrupted President Obama while he was making a statement on immigration, the mainstream media was quick to reprimand Munro. Tonight, he joined Hannity to tell his side of what happened in the Rose Garden that day.
Munro said, “I went to the White House knowing the extremely high unemployment rate among African Americans. I wrote an article showing that less than half of African-American men, age 18 to 29, have full time jobs, and the president was making this extraordinary announcement about bringing in more – a million or so new workers.”
The reporter said the White House wasn’t
holding a press conference that day, so instead Munro claims, “the only way to ask him a question at these events is to get him at the end as he’s leaving just before he dashes back to the Oval Office … Yes, I mistimed it. I thought I was getting him at the end and frankly, I was wrong about that.”
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Munro said it happens quite often that when the president finishes his statements, he’s gone “in a flick.” Since the incident, Munro said he's reached out to the White House to see if they wanted to talk to him, but he hasn’t heard back.
Sean Hannity showed a clip of former President Ronald Reagan being interrupted by several members of the press while he was making a statement. Hannity said to Munro, “I think you should’ve waited till he was finished but you recognize that, you said so. But I think the media’s done it a lot themselves, so for them to be critical seems hypocritical to me.”
Munro answered back, “I’m not going to worry about it. What I noticed from that clip is President Reagan actually turned up, talked to the press, handed over his AG, he answered the questions. On this occasion the president announces … de facto amnesty for a million people, turns his back on the American people and walks back into the Oval Office.”