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Brian Mooar: MSNBC Reporter At "Values Voter" Conference Harassed (VIDEO)

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On Friday afternoon, MSNBC reporter Brian Mooar was interrupted and harassed while giving a live report from the floor of the Values Voter Summit, a weekend-long event featuring a host of conservative leaders. Mooar was giving his report while Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) was speaking to a crowd of about 2,000 when a man and woman approached him.

"Somebody here is not liking what we're talking about," Mooar said, as the couple walked up to him.

"You're being rude," the man said, and the woman added something unintelligible, pointing her finger in his face. "You can do it out there," she said, pointing towards the exit.

"I guess they don't want to people hear... to know what's going on... even though the press has been invited in, huh?" The anchor said, audibly irritated.

Last weekend during the 9/12 march in Washington DC, a crowd shouted down a CNN reporter during a live report. Is this acceptable behavior? Weigh in on our poll below.

Quick Poll

Is It Acceptable Behavior To Interrupt A Reporter During A Live Report?

Absolutely not. If a journalist is doing a report live from a scene, they should be allowed to do their work without being shouted down or interrupted.

It's alright. The reporter has the right to be there, but the people who paid to be at the event have a right to listen, undisturbed.

I don't know, depends on the circumstances.

It's good. That reporter was disruptive.