Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro famously interrupted President Obama on Friday during a presentation on immigration policy. An impressive number of people outside of the Daily Caller deemed Munro’s actions rude, unacceptable or something along those lines.
The ostensibly high-minded but actually absent-minded response from Daily Caller-land zeroes in on accountability. From Munro:
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. I know he rarely takes questions before walking away from the podium. When I asked the question as he finished his speech, he turned his back on the many reporters, and walked away while I and at least one other reporter asked questions.”
From Daily Caller boss Tucker Carlson:
A reporter’s job is to ask questions and get answers. 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.
Enthused by the Daily Caller’s approach to accountability, I reached out this morning to Munro in search of an interview on Friday’s events. The response:
Too busy with health-care, etc.
Waiting to hear back from Munro on whether his no-comment complies with his own principles on public accountability. He appears to be learning what it’s like to have the questions coming at him.