Joe Pompeo offers daily comment on the media in his column for Politico
Especially apropos for International Women’s Day, he says “Let’s hear it for ‘unruly’ Andrea Mitchell.” Bold face mine.
MUST WATCH: In which Andrea Mitchell does her job by asking the Secretary of State questions because that’s what member of the press corps covering him are supposed to do, and then Bill O’Reilly’s website characterizes the scene as, “Unruly Andrea Mitchell escorted from press conf; The NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host shouts question after question at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, then seems proud as a peacock at her display.”
Alternate takes: “For the record, this is called journalism, and she did this on the Clinton campaign and during the prior administration too.” [Nick Riccardi] “1)
Ya can’t call it a “press conf” if no questions are taken 2)
We should all be as ‘unruly’ as Andrea Mitchell when public officials dodge.” [Matt Viser]
“She persisted, one might say, and on women’s day of all days” [ Maggie Haberman]
“Does anybody know if Secretary Tillerson can speak? Maybe he has some terrible disability? Good to see @mitchellreports checking on him.” [Nicholas Kristof]
This makes me wish I weren’t retired, to get a chance to be unruly again.