Because shut up is why!

Obama to interrupter: ‘I didn’t ask for an argument’

President Barack Obama did not respond kindly Friday to an interruption during his Rose Garden announcement of new immigration rules, telling the man shouting that it was neither the time nor the place to field questions.

The reporter, who was wearing a temporary press badge, was identified as Neil Munro from the conservative website the Daily Caller. He later told CNN, “I have to ask the questions you all won’t ask,” referring to the reporters gathered who regularly cover the White House.

“Excuse me sir, it is not the right time for questions sir,” Obama said as Munro shouted questions. “Not while I’m speaking.”

“The next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask your question,” Obama said later in his remarks. “I didn’t ask for an argument, I’m answering your question.”

When the president finished his comments, he turned and headed back into the Oval Office ignoring any further questions.

Ask not what Obama is doing to this country, ask what this country can do for Obama.

Sorry, Barry. We don’t have a king, we have a president. It isn’t written anywhere that we owe you deference or decorum. The press is not your campaign steno pool, even if they act like it most of the time.

The media, along with Congress and the rest of us citizens have a right to question you. You work for us. If Mr. Munro had waited for you to finish, he would have been shouting questions at your back as you walked away.

Fair is fair – if you want the press to wait until you are done speaking to ask questions, then you need to answer questions when you are done speaking.

Asking you questions is not “heckling” nor is it racist.

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46 Responses to Because shut up is why!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Daily Caller:

    Neil Munro, White House Correspondent: “I always go to the White House prepared with questions for our president. 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.”

    Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief: “I don’t remember Diane Sawyer scolding her colleague Sam Donaldson for heckling President Reagan. And she shouldn’t have. 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.”

  2. yttik says:

    If I remember right, President Bush had to duck a few shoes.

    • DandyTiger says:

      And the very people complaining about this current “rude” behavior are the ones who cheered and said the shoe throwing was appropriate and good. I might have been one of them.

      I’m all for being rude against all parties. Suck it.

  3. We have a president who refuses to answer questions from the press. How much more authoritarian can we get?

    • myiq2xu says:

      Refusing to answer is one thing. Saying that the press may not even question him is another.

    • leslie says:

      Again, while at the 2007 “townhall” hosted by Loyola University – Chicagom When asked questions, he didn’t like, he responded haughtily, “I didn’t come here to talk about that”. Then he refused to entertain any other questions remotely related to those issues.

      a$$hat then – a$$hat now.

  4. yttik says:

    I don’t have any video of President Clinton being “heckled” by the press, but he certainly was.

    Here’s President Bush getting hounded by the press:

    My point being, it’s normal, routine, common practice, for reporters to hound the President. It’s not racist, it’s not “heckling,” it’s one of the foundations of our democracy.

    • insanelysane says:

      Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that I would see
      GW Bush as articulate !!!
      After 3.5 yrs. of teleprompterguy, even this guy sounds good.

      Well I never…….( faint)

  5. HELENK says:

    backtrack gets testy with reporter

  6. HELENK says:

    I do not think he likes reporters that ask questions

  7. Lulu says:

    He is not a people person is he? What an unpleasant, entitled, thin-skinned snot. I am starting to look forward to the debates simply because he will probably smart off at Romney which will seal the deal that he is indeed an asshole.

    • myiq2xu says:

      He’s the Red Queen. He would love nothing better than to point and say “Off with his head!”

    • cj says:

      I noticed it after one of his debates with HRC. He was already booking out of the place, but had to do a 180 when he saw her go into the crowd. The difference was stunning. She was hugging, and laughing & thoroughly enjoying every minute, while he looked like he desperately wanted a 10 foot pole.

      That’s when I knew for sure what a cold, aloof snob he really was.

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  10. lyn5 says:

    I am a serial interrupter at my job. I’m the only part-time employee, and I need to get things answered quickly because of that. I do signal timeout before I speak.

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  14. JohnSmart says:

    But… if you interrupt Obama you are RACIST!!!!!!!!!!

  15. driguana says:

    What an imperialist…..I grow to dislike the man more and more every day. He makes Narcissus a pale blur in the waters of life.

  16. WMCB says:

    Palin is speaking at the Right Online blogger conf in Vegas.

    She just called Obama a pot smoking, cocaine snorting dog eater. No shit. Then she asked if anyone in the audience had a pet moose.

  17. angienc says:

    I realize that Martin Bashir is a clown (in a bad way — no offense Myiq), but his “Romney exploding bus” clip he showed last night is way, way more offensive than the Daily Caller reporter interrupting Obama. Where is the msm outrage on this?

  18. HELENK says:

    a really good article on backtrack’s vision for our country.It is not in our best interest

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