The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro got his predictable dose of Republican Rehab on the Hannity show last night. Munro laughably claimed that his disrespectful question which interrupted President Obama’s immigration announcement was due to a mistaken belief he had finished speaking. Sean Hannity made it pretty clear even he wasn’t buying that story, but he was still perfectly happy helping Munro spin it.
In his introduction, Hannity said, “Now, the mainstream, Obama-mania media has jumped all over Munro for daring to question the President.” In fact, the media has jumped on Munro for interrupting the president. During the O’Reilly Factor (the show immediately preceding Hannity) Fox News’ own Bernard Goldberg had called Munro an “unprofessional jerk” for that same reason.
Munro dubiously claimed he hadn’t noticed the “beating up” he’s been receiving in the press, “largely because I’ve been focusing on work.”
By way of explanation of what happened, Munro said, “They had no press conference that day, they weren’t holding questions, I was hoping he (Obama) would answer a question but the only way to ask him a question at these events is to get him at the end as he is leaving, just before he dashes back to the Oval Office and I – yes, I mistimed it. I thought I was getting him at the end and, frankly, I was wrong about that.”
It’s hard to believe Munro thought he was “getting (Obama) at the end” since he was interrupted almost mid-sentence and Munro persisted even after Obama looked back down at his notes, obviously planning to continue. Unfortunately, for Munro, Hannity had already played the video showing exactly that.
Hannity wouldn't swallow it. He said, “Are you saying that when you did ask that initial question – because he seemed mid-sentence when you jumped in.” But good foot soldier that Hannity is, he immediately began offering Munro outs. “Were you anticipating that was his last sentence? The end of his remarks and you wanted to get him before he left the podium? Is that what you’re saying?”
Yes, that’s what Munro was saying. “I was hoping to get him just at the end, right or wrong. And, well, I didn’t.”
Hannity asked if there had been any retribution or if Munro had tried to apologize.
Munro said somewhat cryptically – and not very graciously – that he “did ask if the White House people wanted to talk to me but I haven’t heard back. I shall proceed as per normal.”
Hannity went on to play a video clip of reporters supposedly interrupting President Reagan. Never mind that Reagan was stepping away from the podium as he got peppered with questions. Hannity said, “Interestingly, President Reagan wasn’t finished with his statement and there was, like, five of them trying to ask questions. So I found (criticism of Munro) a little hypocritical.”
Nevertheless, Hannity said amiably, “I think you should have waited until 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.” Just before the segment closed, he played clips of some of the “softball questions” President Obama has gotten, presumably as a way to justify Munro’s behavior as "fairness and balance."
“I’m not going to worry about it,” Munro said about the criticism he’s recieved.
Why should he when he knows Fox has got his back?
Someone yank his Green Card and deport him back to his home country, and he can take High End Hannocchio with him.
NOTE TO MUNRO
Try to disrupt Queen Elizabeth during her speech and see what happens to you, idiot.
You are a lousy reporter, and a disgrace to your country.
Well, good luck with that, Seannie Poo — what both you and Munro forgot to mention is that Munro HIMSELF is an Irish immigrant . . . you know, one of the very people the President’s policy change is designed to aid.
Gotta love Sean Hannity: never misses an opportunity to give praise to his neoKKKon hero, Raygun . . .
4:10: “Interestingly, President Reagan wasn’t finished with his statement, and there was like five of them tryin’ to ask questions, so I found it a little hypocritical, there was fairly widespread condemnation . . . um, I think you should have waited ‘til he was finished, you recognize that, you’ve said so, oh um, but I think the media’s done it a lot themselves, so for them to be critical seems hypocritical to me.”
Oh, Neil . . .
You keep claiming — with Sean’s help — that you “didn’t know the President wasn’t finished with his remarks” . . . and yet . . . unlike the case when “5 or 6” reporters tried to ask Raygun a question . . . YOU WERE THE ONLY IDIOT INTERRUPTING . . . therefore . . . the condemnation from the rest of the media is justified . . . they knew when to keep their mouths shut, you didn’t . . .