Tucker Carlson Continues To Defend Interrupting Reporter Munro

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Appearing this morning on Fox News' America's Newsroom, Daily Caller founder and editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson continued to defend the behavior of Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro, who interrupted President Obama during his immigration speech in the Rose Garden last Friday.

Rehashing his previous defense of Munro as a supposedly serious journalist, Carlson insisted that his reporters are not "the politest people in the world" because "they're reporters, they're not wine stewards."

Carlson claims that the important issue here is questioning Obama about his change of policy, which would halt the deportation of children of undocumented immigrants and grant them work permits. But his reporter's interruption came as Obama was explaining the new policy. It would seem reasonable to let Obama finish his explanation before he was questioned.

It's also strange for The Daily Caller -- of all publications -- to hold itself up as a bastion of serious reporting, considering its history of publishing shoddy, untrue, and bigoted content.

Carlson claimed that he was "not espousing incivility at all." No, he's just making more and more excuses for it.

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Tucker Carlson
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