Fox news anchors shocked by reporter who interrupted President Obama

By Muriel Kane
Friday, June 15, 2012 22:34 EDT
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When a reporter for Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller interrupted President Obama in the middle of a speech on immigration reform, even Fox News anchors Shep Smith and Chris Wallace found the incident “weird.”

“I think it’s outrageous,” Wallace exclaimed. “I covered Ronald Reagan for six years with Sam Donaldson. We used to scream our lungs out asking questions, but we always waited until the president — any president — had finished speaking. The idea that you would interrupt the president in the middle of prepared remarks and shout a question — I don’t think the guy should be allowed back in the White House on a press pass, and my guess is he won’t be.”

Carlson, who is a Fox News contributor as well as being the editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, had responded to the incident by saying, “This is what reporters are supposed to do. They’re supposed to get their questions answered. It’s hard to know what’s wrong with asking the president a question.”

“I’m hoping maybe Tucker didn’t see it,” Smith remarked, “didn’t know the context, because Tucker knows better.

Carlson has since told The Huffington Post, however, that he sees nothing wrong with reporter Neil Munro’s behavior.

This video is from Fox News via Mediaite, June 15, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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