The Examiner's Tim Carney got a stern lecture from host Tamron Hall after he blasted MSNBC for covering trivial stories about Mitt Romney, including the story about him bullying classmates in High School.
"Let's move on to substantive issues," Carney insisted.
"You didn't have to accept the invitation to come on, you knew what we were going to be discussing. . . you're kind of in my house here," Hall insisted.
"You are bringing up a meta story here," answered Carney. "I'm trying to go meta meta on you."
"You don't want me to go anything on you." Hall responded, "Because you're actually irritating me right now."
"You knew the topics we were going to discuss, you agreed to come on the show," she said, and added, "Listen, 15 years ago I was a much tougher kid probably than Mitt Romney was in High School."
"If you're not comfortable about that, I am a-okay but you're not going to come on and insult me," she added. "You won't come on and insult the network when you knew what you were going to talk about." she said before moving on to her second guest.
At the conclusion of the segment, Hall thanked her guest and added, "I greatly appreciate you joining me. I would do the same for Tim but we have to be able to have conversations and not do hit jobs when we know we're guests on the show. Thank you both," she lectured.
Carney's was unable to respond because his microphone was muted.
After the segment, Carney explained to me that he went on the show because he was emailed to talk about the following topics.
Panel: Tim Carney and Jimmy Williams
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