Statements from The Daily Caller regarding exchange in White House Rose Garden
Published: 3:16 PM 06/15/2012
By The Daily Caller
Neil Munro, White House Correspondent: “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.” (VIDEO: Reporter explains his Rose Garden exchange with Obama)
Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief: “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.”
Neil Patel, Publisher: “The President today announced a very controversial policy and does not want to answer tough questions about it. Neil Munro is a veteran Washington reporter who today tried his best to time his question to be first as the President was wrapping up his remarks. He in no way meant to heckle the President of the United States.”
Three different versions of why heckling the President of the United States wasn’t actually heckling the President of the United States. Did anyone expect differently?
The Daily Caller has specialized in “destructo-journo” increasingly in league with the late Andrew Breitbart’s machineries of personal and political destruction.
I began my Foster Friess investigation when I wanted to know WHO was the
money behind The Daily Caller, whose destructo-journo had already claimed
several media scalps in their first savage months of electronic publication. *
Bankrolled by Neil Patel’s Jackson Hole, Wyoming neighbor, Foster Friess, employing not journalists but particularly vicious bloggers, its aspiration to being a “news” site is as sadly lacking as its aspiration to “civility,” as Foster Friess explained, telling the story about how he had lunch with Patel, Dick Cheney’s (another Jackson Hole neighbor) former Chief of Staff, and Tucker Carlson — unemployed former Conservative Media wunderkind — and was so impressed that Friess wrote them a check for $3 million on the spot. (See “Following Foster’s Buddies’ Money” 10 August 2010, with the picture of Foster and George Will.)
The Washington Post [emphasis added]:
A look at Tucker Carlson’s political Web site, the Daily Caller
Monday, January 11, 2010
As for his new partners, Friess says by e-mail: “Tucker and Neil present a huge opportunity to re-introduce civility to our political discourse. They are mature, sensible men who are very thoughtful and experienced with pleasant senses of humor and do not take themselves too seriously. They want to make a contribution to the dialogue that occurs in our country that has become too antagonistic, nasty and hostile. . . .
No statement from Friess has been forthcoming.
Nor is it expected that one will be.
* The Semi-Complete Foster Friess series:
How mega-millionaire retired stock trader Foster sees himself
The Foster Friess Series (all photos are linked and explained there, including Foster and the Ayatollahs, which is in “More Fake Cowboys”):
- Tucker Carlson is Keith Olbermann; I am Glenn Beck (18 July 2010)
- More Fake Cowboys (23 July 2010)
- The Biggest Foundation That You’ve Never Heard Of (1 Aug. 2010)
- Following Foster’s Buddies’ Money (10 Aug. 2010)
- Foster’s Dominionist Pals (13 Aug. 2010)
- Rubber Baby Buggy Bunglers (18 Aug. 2010)
- Tucker Carlson – Profeshunel Jurnuhlizzum Strikes Agin! (12 Nov. 2010)
- How Friess Fosters Tuckers Out – Conclusion (Dec. 31, 2010)
- Koch Dominionists for Santorum (6 Jan. 2012)
- Dominionist Cash and You (8 Jan. 2012)
- Foster Friess, Fake Cowboy, Fools the Foils (19 Feb. 2012)
- Foster Friess and the Famestream Feedia (22 Feb. 2012)
- Rick Santorum’s Keynote Speech to the Sith Lords in 2007 (19 March 2012)
- NPR Screws the Pooch (1 April 2012, no foolin’)
There may be more.