A veteran reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel got a surprise Monday while covering a Michelle Obama public appearance when Democrat flunkies tried to keep her from interviewing the crowd at a campaign stop in the Badger State.
Considering that crowd interviews at an event are a staple of journalism, the injunction caught reporter Meg Kissinger off guard – to say the least.
“To say that I was creeped out is an understatement,” Kissinger wrote on her Facebook page. “This is what reporters do in America: we speak to people.
“At least that’s how I’ve been doing things — at all kinds of political events — since 1979.”
The first lady was in Milwaukee to stump for Mary Burke, the trust-fund heiress Democrat challenging Gov. Scott Walker for re-election. With Florida’s campaign between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Republican-turncoat-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, it is one of the most important races in the country.
That explains why the first lady was there. It doesn’t explain why the staffers there tried to put the screws to a reporter doing her job.
As you’d expect even in America 2014, reporters don’t like that much.
Reporters told not to talk to the crowd. Really?#michelleinmilwaukee
— megkissinger1 (@megkissinger1) September 29, 2014
As you’d also expect, Twitter users had plenty to say.
Some Twitter users took a different tack, though, allowing the conservative mistrust of the media in general to blind them to a fundamental fact of human nature: No one likes to be told what to do.
Conservatives understand that intuitively. Liberals don’t, which is why these idiots thought they could give orders to a woman with a pad and pencil in her hand. Even editors have trouble doing that.
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