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Reporter who interrupted Obama: I thought he was finished (MSM circles wagons for Dear Leader)
Yahoo! News' Destination 2012 ^ | June 15, 2012 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 06/16/2012 2:56:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The journalist who sparked a ruckus inside the Beltway and on Twitter by interrupting President Barack Obama's formal remarks on immigration wants the world to know it was all a big misunderstanding. The Daily Caller's Neil Munro implausibly claims that he never meant to cut off the president and thought he was finished speaking.

"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," Munro said in a statement on the Daily Caller's website after his Rose Garden showdown with Obama.

"A reporter's job is to ask questions and get answers," said the site's editor in chief, Tucker Carlson. "Our job is to find out what the federal government is up to. Politicians often don't want to tell us. A good reporter gets the story. We're proud of Neil Munro."

The Daily Caller's publisher, Neil Patel, also chimed in: Munro "in no way meant to heckle the President of the United States."

"We are very proud of, @NeilMunroDC for doing his job," the Daily Caller said on its official Twitter feed.

But reporters near Munro during the outburst said, well, not so much to the whole "didn't mean to interrupt" the president thing. Many took to Twitter to share their doubts."I was two people over from Neil Munro. No one thought the president was wrapping up. I give that statement a great big Cow Pie Award," Brianna Keilar of CNN said on Twitter.

"I was standing right behind Munro in the Rose Garden," said Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway from Public Radio International, on Twitter. "Idea he 'mistimed' his questions isn't credible. He purposely interrupted."

"Munro told other reporters after Obama's statement, 'I'm asking questions. Because you people won't,'" Zwillich tweeted....

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KEYWORDS: amnesty; dailycaller; immigration; obama Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I want to know is how did The One know to say “Now’s not the time for questions” when obviously those exact words couldn’t have been on the holy teleprompter? And how did he find his place again so fast on it? The genius skill of The One never ceases to amaze me! He is a legend!


2 posted on 06/16/2012 3:11:45 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Munro told other reporters after Obama's statement, 'I'm asking questions. Because you people won't.'"

BOOM! Tucker Carlson needs to give this man a big raise! The hysterical reaction of the White House Press Chorus proves his point.

3 posted on 06/16/2012 3:23:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama’s announcement yesterday shows how far he has come in no longer abiding by laws or needing Congress. He is ruling by decree and the Congress does nothing.
4 posted on 06/16/2012 3:23:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

there is no sign of life for our republic..as far as I am concerned it is time to take the federal “g” down to where it belongs, responsible to us. Things are so far out of control that the media has to follow some BS code of ethics while listening to pure BS dribble. What are the folks to do, president orders all to shut up, should they..Hell No, screw that B hole..I’d like to see it everyday, Mr President, the American people are sick of your fake BS ethics which you use to manipulate and bend the law at will..do you know we are a christian nation and that your administration has only made everything worse..


5 posted on 06/16/2012 3:36:12 AM PDT by aces
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To: Truth29

Back to washing dishes for you


6 posted on 06/16/2012 3:36:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was sitting right in my kitchen when I heard all this on the radio. I would not have heard this guy’s comments at all if it had not been for the little tantrum the president had over it, because most of what the reporter said was not on the microphone being used for the broadcast. Once again, another incidence of this man be so very un-presidential and petty.

Later when I heard more of what the president said, I was as usual thoroughly disgusted. I told my sons that he sounded like a school teacher who was having a good time bullying around a student in front of his class. That is exactly what it reminded me of.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 3:48:16 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, no...Munro is RIGHT. This president IS finished. He better be. If we have much more of this, his administration is going to cause a full-blown civil war.
8 posted on 06/16/2012 4:01:39 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t he know you are supposed to shout the question after he slams the door behind you.


9 posted on 06/16/2012 4:12:25 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Obama is always scolding adults, US citizens. I can not remember one upbeat, grown-up public speech as president.
10 posted on 06/16/2012 4:28:57 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Mrs. P
I think the Obama reaction was so big, because the reported was questioning the wisdom of the amnesty and how this will only hurt the unemployed competing for jobs.

He became so defensive because of the truth.

11 posted on 06/16/2012 4:45:54 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe he really did think he was finished.

Notwithstanding, does anyone remember when "dissent" was "patriotic"?

12 posted on 06/16/2012 4:52:39 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought he was finished.

A thought I have been sharing for the last four years or so...

13 posted on 06/16/2012 5:02:20 AM PDT by LRS ("He's 12 slices shy of a 1/2 loaf of Bunny Bread!")
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To: LRS

It would have been so delicious to get in the face of Zero. Not only does he continue to flaunt the laws of this country, but his arrogance is beyond belief.


14 posted on 06/16/2012 5:05:18 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes we should pay more respect to the fuhrer and bow before the dignity of his press with a long history a respect for his excellency (when democrat)! Ah, YES history of the press!

“But to me, I guess, Dan just reeks of insincerity.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2145888/He-wanted-destroy-New-book-reopens-war-Walter-Cronkite-Dan-Rather.html#ixzz1xxOhpGAS


15 posted on 06/16/2012 5:17:00 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 06/16/2012 5:22:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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I am glad to see a reporter throw a monkey wrench into the gears of the Obamatron machine.

It IS time to be revolutionary, and whether or not the intentions were such many can view this as a revolutionary act, the intentions were obvious.

At the risk of being put in a dangerous position we should ALL challenge Obama at whatever opportunity.

And its plain to see the cracks and fissures getting deeper and wider in the dam. Munro you may have started a revolution in your own way, good work.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 5:29:11 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Islamoprogressivenists need not reply.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
If we have much more of this, his administration is going to cause a full-blown civil war.

Oh if that were true...

18 posted on 06/16/2012 5:29:55 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Timber Rattler
White House Press Chorus

Love this.

19 posted on 06/16/2012 5:35:13 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Munro went around the lamestream press to ask if the commie preferred foreigners to Americans. Munro did the right thing because it was the right thing to do! [as the commie says].


20 posted on 06/16/2012 5:52:43 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: opentalk

You’re right, he did it because he had to squash the truth.

I fear for this reporter. I think he’s going to get rough treatment, as others have done who question the motives and actions of this man. Like what happened to people who questioned the Clintons too.


21 posted on 06/16/2012 6:02:17 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ugliest rug ever


22 posted on 06/16/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Geez...he just asked the usurper a question...

"How's the weather in Kenya today?"...now THAT might be considered 'heckling'.

23 posted on 06/16/2012 6:14:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Truth29
Obama’s announcement yesterday shows how far he has come in no longer abiding by laws or needing Congress. He is ruling by decree and the Congress does nothing.

The umpteenth instance of hypocrisy in that Obama, in making an announcement that disregards the rules of our Constitution and government, chastises a reporter for not following custom.
24 posted on 06/16/2012 6:16:06 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Folks this is a media scam to divert everyone from the fact Obama announced amnesty.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 6:21:10 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If this had been GWB, the press would have been giggling, chuckling and laughing about it for a week.


26 posted on 06/16/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT by radioone
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To: ronnie raygun
"Back to washing dishes for you"

Well, that would be a gentler serfdom that what is coming to many if Congress and the people don't stop Obama's The Law is What I Sat It Is approach.

27 posted on 06/16/2012 6:35:57 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ronnie raygun
"Back to washing dishes for you"

Well, that would be a gentler serfdom that what is coming to many if Congress and the people don't stop Obama's The Law is What I Sat It Is approach.

28 posted on 06/16/2012 6:42:45 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Sat = Say


29 posted on 06/16/2012 6:44:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s not about the heckling. It’s not about the timing. They are pissed off because he asked THE question that will turn voters against him.


30 posted on 06/16/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: evad; ClearCase_guy

“Ugliest rug ever”

And those “Electric Eyebrows”; Wow, you needed radar to track those things when he was angry!


31 posted on 06/16/2012 7:37:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neil Munro — asking the questions that Noticiero
Telemundo won’t ask.


32 posted on 06/16/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
“Now’s not the time for questions” is Obama’s real campaign slogan.
33 posted on 06/16/2012 7:52:37 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

How many times was Pres. Bush interrupted? So the leftist aka progressives have nothing to cry about.


34 posted on 06/16/2012 1:34:06 PM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Truth29

Wonder if the Democrats and Libs will be mum if the next Conservative president bypasses Congress and makes law.

A bad precedent.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

It is dangerous. If not stopped, who knows how far Obama will go.


36 posted on 06/16/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

He is definitely scary. And this does not bode well for the country.

I like the slow and painful process of compromise and concession that is the basis of our system of government. Certainly, it will slow the process but isn’t that the idea?

Otherwise, they would run right over us.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: central_va

No, you Do NOT want a civil war here. It would not be regional or even racially delineated. It would be an ideological war which is the most dangerous of all. It would be driven by whether a person was liberal, conservative, pro or anti-abortion, pro or anti-gun (that would change quickly), enviro-wacko or not, pro-SUV or not, etc. ad naseum. Who would the enemy be? Your neighbor, with whom you used to have good relations, would suddenly turn on you when (s)he discovered you believed in eating pigeons due to starvation.


38 posted on 06/16/2012 7:02:27 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

A few(many) Conseervative states could form their own country and let the libs leave and take in conservatives from the socialist areas. I am good with that war or no war. Political solutions are not going to work.


39 posted on 06/17/2012 7:22:06 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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