Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh came to the defense of Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro today, dismissing accusations that his interruption of President Obama during an address was disrespectful, and maybe even racist. “Everyone knows Munro was heckling Obama’s white half,: Limbaugh quipped before comparing his actions to that of reporters Dan Rather and Sam Donaldson with previous president. The Politico reports:
Rush Limbaugh on Monday defended The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro for interrupting President Barack Obama at a press conference last week, and brushed away accusations of racism against the reporter by saying, “Everybody knows that Munro was heckling Obama’s white half.”
Munro has been criticized for shouting a question during the president’s recent Rose Garden remarks on the administration’s new immigration policy — criticism that, Limbaugh argues, is unwarranted.
“They want this guy censored. They want him thrown in jail for not showing proper respect to the king,” the conservative radio host said, according to a transcript of his show. “Anybody ever heard the name Sam Donaldson? Oh, for crying out loud, what do you think Sam Donaldson did to Reagan all during the 80’s? … [Dan] Rather did it to Nixon. I mean this is common. This is what journalists are supposed to do out there.”