Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister-designate, recently (rather impotently) rebuked his supporters in front of the media for booing a question posed by a reporter, saying,
Hey, guys, guys, hey! We have respect for journalists in this country. They ask tough questions and they're supposed to, ok?
Assuming we believe he is feigning outrage, what is a good word to describe this? Grandstanding or pandering are suitable, but I wonder if there's something more appropriate.