On his Tuesday show, returning from a brief hiatus, conservative talker Mark Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” gave an emotional, and a at times angry, defense of The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro. Munro was criticized and maligned by a number of public figures after his ill-timed question of President Barack Obama during a Rose Garden speech on Friday.
Levin started out with criticism of the Republican response, which he called “pathetic-to-tepid” and chalked up to fear.
“They so fear standing up to a demagogue, they so fear the media, they so fear their own inability to discuss and debate these matters beyond what is superficial,” Levin said. “They act as if they are without any recourse.”
Levin went through a list of Republicans that he had expected more from, but then went straight to praising Munro.
“Then there was one person who did speak up — one person who spoke up when “el presidente” gathered the media around him outside the Oval Office on the White House grounds,” Levin said. “He gathered up the media to do what he always does — to tell them what to write, what to report, what to regurgitate to you. One little courageous soul — one little voice out of the pack — decided we have a president of the United States who is brazenly telling us that he’s going to violate the Constitution of the United States, a president of the United States who does not take questions after gathering around the reporters as he issues his pronouncements. And this reporter, this one voice decided to ask a question.”
But later after a commercial break, Levin erupted in disdain for the president and the backlash against Munro for his question.
“We have a president of the United States who’s literally destroying the future for your children,” Levin said. “He’s bankrupting the country. He’s balkanizing the country. He’s driving us from a constitutional republic — or what’s left of it — to something else. And this one reporter is the only one that has the guts to ask a question and he’s made out to be some kind of a devil. He’s the only one — the only one who wanted to ask a question. The hell is happening to this country?”
Levin suggested that if the president didn’t want these types of circumstances during his announcements, he should have simply put out a statement on the Internet.
“But he uses these damn fools who pretend to be journalists, and their media outlets, so when it’s reported from his mouth to your ears with these go-betweens, it’s reported as news,” Levin said. “Wow, breaking news. The only news is it’s getting worse.”
(h/t The Right Scoop)