On Friday, MSNBC’s Tamron Hall silenced the microphone of the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney during his appearance on her MSNBC “NewsNation” program, after Carney took issue with the network’s handling of the high school bullying allegations against Mitt Romney. Hall claimed to be justified because she interpreted Carney’s criticism to be an insult to her and her network.
However, on his CNN “Reliable Sources” program on Sunday during his “Media Monitor” segment, Daily Beast Washington bureau chief Howard Kurtz said it wasn’t Carney in the wrong, but Hall.
“I’m sorry,” Kurtz said. “It was Tamron Hall who was being insulting by silencing him. Carney was perfectly entitled to say that, in his opinion, the story was being hyped. Does Hall only want guests who agree with her handling of every story?”