Breitbart News reporter Neil Munro was kicked out of press conference by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) before the event had even started. CNN reports:
Breitbart reporter booted from CAIR press conference – https://t.co/BP47y7gzo6
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 31, 2017
CNN cameras caught the exchange between CAIR’s director, Ibrahim Hooper and Munro:
“This is America,” Munro protested. “We have freedom of speech, freedom of movement.”
After organizers said it was a “private event” and threatened to have the reporter removed by a “police escort,” Munro eventually relented.
“I respect property rights. I respect freedom of speech,” Munro said.
“Then you’ll please leave,” replied Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR.
Hooper later told CNN that, “We regard Breitbart as one of those anti-Muslim, white supremacist websites that we don’t allow at our news conferences.”
CAIR even bragged about it over on Twitter:
CAIR Islamophobia Watch: Breitbart reporter booted from #CAIR press conference
The incident at Monday's press… https://t.co/7KGWSaMueH
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) January 30, 2017
So, would the left stay silent on this if the shoe were on the other foot?
CAIR kicks out Breitbart (again) from press conference. How would people react if the NRA kicked out TPM or HuffPo? https://t.co/1lfhsi6dON
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) January 31, 2017