Tamron Hall Schools Show Guest Over Botched Romney Segment
Washington Examiner writer accuses MSNBC host of playing media tricks
Don’t play around in Tamron Hall’s house.
Washington Examiner correspondent Tim Carney learned that the hard way, after accusing Hall of playing a “media trick,” in asking him to talk about Mitt Romney’s recent gay marriage and childhood bullying statements.
“I’ll talk about the marijuana in one second,” Carney said. “What you’re doing here is a typical media trick. You hype up a story, and then you justify the second day coverage of the story by saying people are talking about it. Here’s how Romney responded to it. Let’s move on to substantive issues.”
Hall took that as a slight and cut him off.
“You didn’t have to accept the invitation to come on,” Hall said. “You knew what we were going to be discussing.”
“Hang on. You’re kind of in my house here,” she continued, as Carney tried to protest.
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But Carney’s next retort really set her off.
“You are bringing up a meta story,” said Carney, belittlingly. “What is Romney’s response to this other non-story. I’m trying to go meta meta on you and say –”
“You don’t want me to go anything on you,” Hall interjected. “You’re actually irritating me right now. I’m going to be honest with you. Yes, you are. You knew the topics we were going to discuss. You knew them. You agreed.”
Later, Hall cuts Carney's mic. See the full exchange below.