Apparently passing opinion off as news isn’t a practice limited to NBC News and MSNBC. While giving an interview to a local reporter, Paul Ryan and his team grew frustrated with the interviewer’s attempts to put words in the candidates mouth. After being asked strange questions that heavily implied a progressive bias, Ryan and his team abruptly ended the interview.
TheBlaze describes the exchange:
“Does this country have a gun problem?” the interviewer asked.
“This country has a crime problem,” Ryan replied.
“Not a gun problem?” the interviewer asked again.
Ryan went on to explain that not even President Obama is talking about implementing more gun laws. He said the country’s existing laws just need to be enforced.
“The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity in the inner cities. Is to help teach people good discipline, good character. That is civil society. That is what charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make sure that they can realize the value in one another,” Ryan said.
“And you can do all that by cutting taxes? With a big tax cut?” the reporter asked out of nowhere.
“Those are your words not mine,” Ryan shot back.
Immediately after the “tax cut” question, someone off camera interrupts the interview and Ryan gets up from his chair and begins taking off his microphone. He then looked to his interviewer and said, “That was kind of strange. You trying to stuff words in people’s mouths?”
Soon after the interview, an Obama campaign spokesman tried to paint the incident as an example of Ryan’s “temper and penchant for dishonesty”.
Glenn, however, saw it as the latest example of the media trying to create an anti-conservative narrative. He noted that Ryan has done 197 interviews since being announced as VP, while Biden has only given one. In all of that time, the media has pretty much ignored Ryan, and Glenn believes it’s because he isn’t the gaffe machine that Biden is.
“I guess he’s doing a good job,” Glenn said.
WATCH the interview below: