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:
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?