The journalist got his two minutes of fame by his outburst, and when asked by other journalists at the event, as to why he did it, he plainly replied that he was a journalist asking a question, something which all journalists should be doing. Curiously, the man himself is from Ireland, and studied in the University of Dublin and London, and married an American. He got his US citizenship right before 9/11. Technically, an immigrant himself, and working in America, it is curious that the man should feel so strongly against foreigners getting work in America.
Munro took to his website and stated what happened at the Rose Garden of White House. According to him, he always prepares a set of questions for the President. Adding further to the statement, he said, “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.” No one seemed to buy his statement as reporters and media people criticized him thoroughly on Twitter.
Some felt that the entire media clan was insulted by this petty incident. Alex Burns of Politico said, “Idiot from the Daily Caller only undermines actual reporters with actual questions.” Diane Sawyer, a reputed reporter called Munro a 'heckler' and many reporters even said that the Daily Caller should be barred from future press gatherings. Tom Jenson from the Public Policy Polling had an interesting tweet that said, “When I heard someone interrupted the President I immediately wondered if it was Neil Munro. Most unprofessional reporter I've ever talked to.” There were others who felt that had it been a white President making a big announcement, no one would have dared to interrupt. All in all, while Obama had a bad day, his opposition a very good one, it was Neil Munro who was the winner and gained fame worldwide.
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