Reporter Interrupts Obama Immigration Speech, Spars With President

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As President Obama explained a major immigration policy switch Friday in a Rose Garden statement, he got into an unexpected tussle with a reporter.

Obama seemed bewildered, then downright angry, at Neil Munro, a reporter for the conservative website Daily Caller who interrupted him more than once.

The reporter shouted a question President Obama's decision to halt deportations of some illegal immigrants while he was in mid-speech. Check it out:

"Excuse me, sir," Obama told Munro after Munro shouted a question in the middle of his speech on the Dream Act. "It's not time for questions, sir."

"No, you have to take questions," Munro responded, according to an official White House transcript. Obama shot back, "Not while I'm speaking."

Obama went on to complete his speech but not before jousting again with Munro, who he chastised for not letting him finish his statement.

Munro again shouted questions at Obama before he was done. "I didn't ask for an argument," Obama said. "I'm answering your question."

In a statement on the Daily Caller website, Munro defended himself:

"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, his Editor-in-Chief, added:

"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."

The exchange came as Obama announced a new policy at his Department of Homeland Security, which will immediately stop deportation procedures for some young illegal immigrants who entered the country as children.

As long as they came in while they were under 16, are under 30 right now, have stayed out of trouble and have gone on to attend school or serve in the military, illegal immigrants will not be pursued and deported any longer.

What do you think? Did the reporter cross the line?




Donna you have been great,as well as,you Janet.Take care.


kenny donna is a mom i want the best for u and most important enjoy college honey and work hard.


keny honey not overwhelm u-self.being able to vote should be fun and do not feel bad if ur candidate didnt win.theres next time


Janet, stay neutral!!! Not once have I said vote republican nor should you say vote democrat! I could debate everything you say but want this first time voter to research. I am pro gay. Don't scare him, he needs to form his own opinions. We have ours. Kenny is an educated young man that needs to form his own opinions. I stayed as neutral as I could. Please do the same.


who need med. insurance?know someone who moved to the states as a kid?talk to them get their thoughts.


I missed a question......there can be two of the same party at the lower levels. Your options, if you like one candidate choose them or skip meaning you like neither. The third is a write in meaning a candidate on a ballot that has showed interest in the job but is not on the ballot.
The only other thing I left out are Independents. That means they are a netural party that can vote repub or dem on each issue. Do your homework because sometimes independents can vote largely for one party then the other. At the end of the day it is your choice Kenny. When you go to your polling place they will have a mock ballot with instructions. Take your time and read. Knowledge is power. Ignore all people as you enter.....they are pushing their candidate. You will already know your vote through research.


kenny do u have friends,relative,who r gay?who r n military?who r unemply?who need food stamps lost job?


Kenny, stop now and research. Trying to answer your questions.....there are tax breaks. So your mom and dad may not get the same tax breaks. There are multiple kinds and the lawyer may know them.
I will pretend you are my son since he will be voting for the first time. Obama saying he supports gays is nice but means nothing. Each state has it's own set of rules. Ex your classrooms, some teachers may allow you to use a cell phone while others may not. You have to follow the rules of each teacher or state.
Repubs are often seen like your boss described as well as dems. It is complicated and not that easy.
Research and come back. Maybe we can help clear things up. Your parents are right education and a career are key to a nice life. Research, it will create more questions.


@Kenny Eyes is not racist as bleeding heart liberal Janet would like you to think. I only speak the truth. Nothing racial about labeling the political machine Obama comes for what it is. Kenny you need to look at a variety of political blogs and publications to form your opinion. Don't let Janet here spoon feed you her pablum of political views. She is quite one-sided. You notice she just keeps pumping you with comment after comment. Think she hopes to make a strong impression on your fledgling views that need to be nurtured by a variety of other sources aside from her own.

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