TBT: That Time Lou Dobbs Slams White House For Not Taking Reporter’s Shouted Questions
You might’ve heard that last night, Lou Dobbs applauded the White House for barring CNN’s Kaitlan Collin from covering Donald Trump‘s press event in the Rose Garden. While Fox News President Jay Wallace and other network expressed support for CNN in light of this development, Dobbs was delighted to see the Trump Administration stick it to the media.
“It’s about time there were consequences for disrespectful behavior in the White House,” the Fox Business host said.
It’s interesting that Dobbs would celebrate the White House’s suppression of reporters asking a president tough questions, not the least reason being that he sung a very different tune several years ago.
Back in 2012, Neil Munro, formerly of The Daily Caller, drew a lot of attention when tried to ask Barack Obama several questions on immigration in the middle of an address. The former president chided Munro for interrupting his speech, saying “The answer to your question sir – the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question – is that this is the right thing to do for the American people.”
Munro’s conduct prompted significant debate at the time, and The Daily Caller previously noted that when Dobbs spoke about it on The Willis Report, he took Munro’s side in the incident.
“Well, the fact is after he made his statement, the president took no questions,” Dobbs said back then. “I don’t know if you had the opportunity to go on Twitter and listen to the clucking of all of the people going, ‘It’s against the decorum of the White House and it’s rude to the president.’ What’s rude is the president not speaking to the American people and taking the questions of the White House press.”
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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