President Obama, Daily Caller reporter spar at presser
Neil Munro explains what happened in the Rose Garden
- Duration 6:23
- Date Jun 18, 2012
Neil Munro explains what happened in the Rose Garden
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Remarkable exchange between the president any reporter -- Friday when Neil Monroe of the daily caller -- the commander in chief during his prepared remarks take a look.
It is what it is the right thing to do.
Excuse me certain there's -- there's not time for questions are.
Not while I'm Spragan.
And and the answer to your question -- And the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question.
Is this is the right thing to do for the American people may -- guy and I didn't I didn't ask for an argument I'm answering your question.
It is the right thing to do for the American people and here is why.
Here -- the reason because.
These young people are gonna make extraordinary contributions.
And are already making contributions to our society.
The mainstream Obama mania media -- jumped all over -- -- role for daring to question the president joining me tonight to tell his side of the story is the man behind the Rose Garden controversy.
For other daily caller Neil Monroe -- -- of one of the program.
Thanks very much.
I even beaten up pretty badly -- noticed by your colleagues.
Do you feel that that was the appropriate time -- the president a question.
I haven't noticed the beefing up large because I'm focusing on my work.
I went to the white -- -- the extremely high unemployment rate among African Americans I wrote an article showing that less than half of African American man.
Age 2018 to 29 have full time jobs.
The president was making this extraordinary announcement about bringing in more -- are so new workers at a time of extraordinary high unemployment.
He wasn't they have no press conference that -- they weren't holding questions I was hoping he would unfair question but the only way to ask him a question of these events is just.
Get him at the end of he's -- just before he dashes back to the Oval Office and I -- Yes on this time that I thought I would get him at the end and M.
Frankly I was wrong about that.
Yeah he didn't even on strike we didn't answer my questions and when I asked him will you answer any questions he didn't answer so I gave up at that point and waited -- the end of the speech.
Statement and then I caught up question again as -- -- -- on us.
Are you saying that when you did ask that initial question did because CC mid sentence and -- when you jump that you were you anticipating that was his last sentence.
The end of his remarks that you wanted to get him before I left the podium is that we have your site.
Now the trick is.
-- -- get him just before he leaves the podium because as soon as he finishes he's very good speaker.
Walks beautifully and he's gone into the Oval Office we've seen this happen lots of times -- finish his statements.
He's slick he's gone I was hoping to get him just at the end right or wrong.
And damn well I didn't I did you have you heard from the White House do you expect any type -- retribution.
Did you try to apologizes are there any update to the situation.
I mean did.
-- the white asks people want to talk to me but I haven't heard back.
And I shall proceed.
-- for normal I'm working on new stories working on new angles.
See that there is -- is an excellent job similar instances out there and I find that interest thing I remember.
No Sam Donaldson's offended when he is mentioned.
As the president and -- shared -- you know aren't trade arms for hostages.
And they don't want a sense of our -- let's take a look at this tape -- this is President Reagan when he was discussing the issue and handing off the issue of they rank contrary should -- why his attorney general of the time Ed -- watched us.
We'll ask it continues.
To -- movement.
Question didn't -- the second let go through again -- what what would president.
Plus he has don't.
You go to.
Interestingly -- President Reagan wasn't finished with this statement and there was like five of them trying to answer questions.
So I found the little hypocritical this that was the that was fairly widespread condemnation.
I think he should -- waited toll was finished but you recognize that you said so but I think the media is that a lot themselves -- solemnity critical seems hypocritical.
And play -- the ads I don't think gam I'm not going to worry about it what I notice from the activities President Reagan actually turned up.
Talk to the press handed over his AG he answered the questions on this occasion the president announces.
I mean you and that's -- de facto amnesty for a million people turned his back on the American people and walks back into the Oval Office.
Clearly present regularly -- more willing to talk even in difficult circumstances -- I think this president has gotten a free ride from the media those that are now critical of the UN.
Let me be a few of the softball questions they -- President Obama over the last couple years.
Thomas Jefferson once at the presidency is a splendid misery but at the end of his term he also -- That the presidency had brought him nothing but increasing -- Drury and the daily the loss of friends and I just -- have you lost any friends yet.
You're so confident mr.
-- -- And and since so focus is your company's.
For -- we're sitting thirty feet from Harry Truman's official.
The White House portrait -- members of your base are asking when you gonna get your Harry Truman on thank you Mr.
Last night at -- a Republican debate.
Some of the hopefuls.
They hope to get your job.
They defended the practice of waterboarding so I'm wondering if you think that there are uninformed.
Out of touch for a response.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yes.
-- again for a variety of reasons that are hard to correct but we have the daily caller.
-- try not to be easy on him and trying not to be easy on the next president it's our job to work for the American people through our publications.
To provide them the information of the politicians are reluctant to -- that we got to do our job.
All right thanks --