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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 05:35 PM

Reporter Who Heckled Obama for 'Favoring Foreigners' Is Himself Not American

Reporter Who Heckled Obama for 'Favoring Foreigners' Is Himself Not American
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By Andre Tartar

Neil Munro, the Daily Caller reporter who interrupted Obama's Dream Act Lite speech yesterday by yelling, "Why do you favor foreigners over American workers?" is himself a so-called foreigner working a job, here in America. This isn't breaking news: He identifies as Irish-born on his Twitter bio, and he is currently living in D.C. on a green card. It is, however, somewhat notable and ironic when you consider the agenda behind what he maintains was "a conventional, obvious question."

After all, Munro didn't ask Obama about favoring illegal immigrants over unemployed American workers. Rather, he implied that Obama favors foreign workers over American ones, full stop. He and many of his right-wing colleagues are characterizing the president's decision as some kind of employment-guarantee for a group of foreign-born young people (many of whom have lived in this country longer than Munro), when all it does is grant those with a high school degree or military service a two-year reprieve and the legal right to get a job. Whatever jobs they actually land are the result of either A) an employer, and not the government, favoring them over an American applicant, or the (more likely) B) an employer deciding they were the most qualified applicant. In both scenarios, it is the free market favoring foreigners, not Obama.

For example, we're pretty sure that if you asked Munro how he got his current job, he wouldn't say that The Daily Caller had favored a foreign reporter (him) over an equivalent American one; he'd point instead to the "few good articles" he wrote while at National Journal in the aughts, and to his particular brand of in-your-face journalism.

More: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/06/obama-heckler-a-foreigner-himself.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. Related: Sam Donaldson Rejects Comparison To Reporter Who Interrupted Obama

Sam Donaldson Rejects Comparison To Reporter Who Interrupted Obama
Posted: 06/16/2012 1:12 pm Updated: 06/16/2012 1:18 pm

NEW YORK -- Shortly after Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro interrupted President Barack Obama's remarks on changes in immigration policy Friday, Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson suggested to The Huffington Post that the reporter's actions were similar to those of former White House correspondent Sam Donaldson during the Reagan years.

In a later official statement, Carlson again mentioned Donaldson when taking issue with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer dismissing Munro as a "heckler."

“I don’t remember Diane Sawyer scolding her colleague Sam Donaldson for heckling President Reagan," Carlson said. "And she shouldn’t have. A reporter’s job is to ask questions and get answers."

But Donaldson, remembered for his aggressive questioning during the Reagan years and for sparring with White House press secretaries as an ABC News correspondent, rejected the comparison to Munro.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/sam-donaldson-tucker-carlson-daily-caller-obama-interrupted_n_1602526.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 06:04 PM

2. I think that the President should do what's right and deport this guy...

 

after all, his job could be done by a real American.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 09:06 PM

3. It's called being a "hypocrite"~Neil Munro is a 'tool' and a hypocrite!

1. hypocrite

(1) A person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for.

(2) A person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them.

(3) A person who holds other people to higher standards than he holds himself.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hypocrite

edit: typo

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