RE: The heckling of President Obama June 15
Tucker Carlson, The Daily Caller 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.”
Wayne Dawkins’ reply to the Daily Caller site Friday evening via Discus: Tucker Carlson, you don't remember Diane Sawyer scolding Sam Donaldson for heckling President Reagan because you conveniently forgot the context. Reagan's president's men – Michael Deaver famously – liked to place the D.C. press corps at a great distance in order to frame the Fourth Estate as the jackals savaging the affable president. Your defense of Munro is weak, and the reporter's explanation is lame.
Sam Donaldson, former ABC White House correspondent, asked by The Washington Post about Munro’s behavior: “I never interrupted any president while he was making a formal presentation of any sort. You don’t do that, do you?” said Donaldson, who titled his 1987 memoir “Hold On, Mr. President!”