The number one trend of Twitter right now is the exchange between Obama and Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro, who was trying to ask the president the hard questions that the rest of the establishment media wouldn’t ask about Obama’s illegal executive order issued today (see Bridget Johnson’s PJ Media report here and Bryan Preston’s follow-up):
Here at PJ Tatler we have obtained exclusive video of the exchange at the White House today from another angle (MUST CREDIT PJ MEDIA):
UPDATE: Obama, 2008, “Argue with neighbors, get in their face”:
UPDATE2: ABC News – “Hecklers are rude, but Obama doesn’t often take questions”
President Obama told a heckler that he wants his press corps to ask him questions after he’s done speaking — and when he was done speaking, he walked away without taking any questions.
“Excuse me, sir,” Obama said as a reporter from the right-leaning Daily Caller website interrupted him. “It’s not time for questions, sir. Not while I’m speaking.”
Shortly after, Obama told the reporter, “the next time, I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question.”
The rest of the press corps waited, as Obama asked. When he was done, the reporters shouted their questions. Obama turned his back, and walked inside the White House.
That’s par for the course for Obama, who rarely takes questions from the press pool that follows him almost futilely to his staged events.
Even when he intends to take questions, he does so sparingly. At his last “press conference” at the White House, Obama called on just three reporters.