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MUST SEE TV: CNNís Jake Tapper Schooled By War Hero Marcus Lutrell (Video)(Watch this!!)
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-11-2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/11/2014 6:06:05 PM PST by servo1969

What an awful display of liberal media bias.
Jake Tapper lectured former Navy SEAL and war hero Marcus Lutrell about “senseless war” yesterday. Tapper was talking about the war in Afghanistan, a war that was started only after Al-Qaeda blew up the World Trade Center Towers in New York City kiling 3,000 Americans.

Marcus Latrell let him have it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLJWu2h1T_k

Transcript via Young Conservatives:

CNN’s Jake Tapper: “One of the emotions that I felt, while watching the film is first of all the hopelessness of the situation — how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of these brave American men. And I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don’t want any more senseless American death. And at the same time I know that there were bad people there and good people that need help.”

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell: “I don’t know what part of the film you were watching, but hopelessness really never came into it. I mean, where did you see that? Because there was never a point where we just felt like we were hopelessly lost or anything like that. We never gave up. We never felt like we were losing until we were actually dead.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Just the sense of all these wonderful people who died. It seemed senseless. I don’t mean to disrespect in any way, but it seemed senseless — all of these wonderful people who were killed for an op that went wrong.”

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell: “We spend our whole lives training to defend this country and then we were sent over there by this country — so you’re telling me because we were over there doing what we were told by our country that it was senseless? And my guys — what? They died for nothing?”

CNN’s Jake Tapper: “No.”

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell: “That’s what you said. So, let me just say, it went bad for us over there, but that was our job. That’s what we did. We didn’t complain about it.”



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Is Jake Tapper attempting to "Concern Troll" a former S.E.A.L.?

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1 posted on 01/11/2014 6:06:05 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Reamed him a new one. I felt sorry for Jake...NOT!


2 posted on 01/11/2014 6:12:05 PM PST by stormhill
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To: servo1969

Jake Tapper made a mistake and didn’t have the manhood to admit it, apologize and move on. Then he spent hours on Twitter trying to cover his butt.

He can live secure in the knowledge that his eventual senseless death won’t be for his country.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 6:12:44 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: stormhill

Jake Tapper = typical clueless DS, never outside his entitlement bubble.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 6:15:09 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: servo1969

Jake got slapped silly.

Good to see.

IMHO


5 posted on 01/11/2014 6:16:32 PM PST by ripley
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To: servo1969
Gee, I haven't heard Tapper refer to it as a "senseless war" since Obama became commander-in-chief. We have seen casualty rates almost quadruple in Afghanistan since Obama took office, yet Tapper saves his "senseless" characterization for an action that took place under Bush.

These people can all rot in hell for all I care. Leftist scum.

6 posted on 01/11/2014 6:22:44 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: servo1969
"Jake Tapper attempting to "Concern Troll"... EXACTLY.

I wait for the day when someone like Tapper, instead of resorting to utterly lame argumentum ad verecundiam on social media, owns up to -- and apologizes for -- going along with planning the concern trolling in the producer's meeting before the show.

That's where all of this garbage comes from, FReepers. The producers huddle up with the talking head and more or less feed him the string of garbage he's going to parrot for the hour. There's a script with bumps and breaks, the guests, the topics, and the QUESTIONS.

The BEST ones TELL their PRODUCERS how it's going to be -- and that is pretty much just Rush and PhoneJob. I despise PhoneJob but he tells his producers to go flop regularly. The problem with PhoneJob is that a lot of garbage makes it onto his show anyway, and that responsibility lies with him.

The rest do NO homework and thus are open to making rube mistakes like Tapper did.

7 posted on 01/11/2014 6:26:26 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own it.)
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To: StAnDeliver

From the US schoooool of journalism making effeminates.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 6:30:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: servo1969

“”I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself””

Who asked him what he thought of the war??? Does anyone care what he thinks about the war??? Does anyone care about him at all? Was he not the interviewER?


9 posted on 01/11/2014 6:31:26 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: StAnDeliver
"Man, you guys seemed so nice in this movie. Almost like people I could see myself talking to. I just feel so bad for you guys. I mean, you guys died for nothing, man, nothing. It's just a shame. I care for you guys. Just senseless. I mean your friends died for what, America? The president? I'm just sayin'. What is that about? Don't you feel like a loser? I mean, I'm not saying you guys died for nothing, I'm not calling you a pathetic loser, but, man, you know what I mean? Don't you agree?"
10 posted on 01/11/2014 6:32:45 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

later


11 posted on 01/11/2014 6:35:42 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: servo1969

Tapper looked bad squirming in his chair. Two different worlds colliding.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 6:38:49 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: servo1969

Tapper is right in that the war itself is senseless.
We’re not staying forever and when we leave the Taliban is going to take over again.
The corrupt government we shovel money to in Kabul won’t last much longer than the government the Soviets left behind when they got tired of getting guys killed there.
The question is how many more good Americans die while pretend to ourselves that we’re going to blast a Stone Age country into the 21st century?


13 posted on 01/11/2014 6:39:14 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: servo1969

Poor Jake. Nice Fella, just wants to make it in the media. Can’t help but be a product of his upbringing. Stop by 8100 more!


14 posted on 01/11/2014 6:39:15 PM PST by golux
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To: StAnDeliver

Pretty much every member of the media is long overdue for a good solid ass-kicking...


15 posted on 01/11/2014 6:39:38 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: servo1969

If people like Tapper had their way America would lose every war.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 6:40:39 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: servo1969
What's happened to Tapper? He wrote a pretty good book, The Outpost, about the war in Afghanistan and of all people should know quite a bit about the war and the reasons we are there and how our troops feel about it.
17 posted on 01/11/2014 6:50:09 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: servo1969; All

end of the vid:

Tapper: “maybe its just the feeling a civilian gets after watching this versus a soldier”

Wahlberg: “absolutely”

sorry mr tapper & wahlberg- this civilian does not think the war in afgahnistan was unnecessary nor feel the losses of our brave soldiers fighting to protect freedom was “senseless”...


18 posted on 01/11/2014 6:52:57 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: servo1969

What happened on the side of that mountain is something that is very difficult for a liberal girly man like Tapper to understand. It WASN’T people like Tapper who fought and won the Revolutionary War so America could become a country.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 7:01:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: servo1969
"Have you grown frustrated because arguing with the willfully ignorant is like repeatedly punching a really dumb cactus?"

I love that line...I'm going to add it to my arsenal.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

20 posted on 01/11/2014 7:03:29 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: servo1969

Grrr...


21 posted on 01/11/2014 7:17:55 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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Jake Tapper is not a typical media liberal. He is far more balanced and a huge supporter of our fighting men and women. He was attempting, with 20/20 hindsight, to express the outrage and hurt of losing such incredible men as these in a war and on a mission that seems senseless to most Americans. If you think this war isn’t senseless, then I will await your explanation as to why American blood has been spillling in Afghanisfan for 13 years now with no good end in sight. Tapper has nothing to explain and certainly nothing to apologize for here.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 7:32:56 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: Gunslingr3

Maybe, but it was in bad taste to try to draw Mr. Lutrell into that conversation - JMHO.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 7:36:24 PM PST by wolf24
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To: servo1969

Feel free to contact the mods:

This is a bitch slap, and guess who’s the bitch?


24 posted on 01/11/2014 7:40:08 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people's than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: stormhill
When Marcus said, "That's what you said!"….It was like he sucked all of the air out of the room. Tapper is not the worst, but Marcus, with words, snapped his neck. That is what SEALS do
25 posted on 01/11/2014 7:46:00 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Gunslingr3
The question is how many more good Americans die while pretend to ourselves that we’re going to blast a Stone Age country into the 21st century?

If they'd keep their Stone Age evil to themselves, the answer would be zero more good Americans would die. But they spread their Stone Age evil all across the globe, wantonly murdering countless numbers of innocents in brutal ways. So good people will continue to die at their hands, whether it be American soldiers, or innocent people just going to work early one morning in NYC.

26 posted on 01/11/2014 7:47:16 PM PST by randita
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To: Benito Cereno

Tapper is personalizing the battles and sacrifices as if they were his own — he shouldn’t.

I regret many don’t have the sense to respect the sacrifices the Country’s heroes have made, and instead choose to express their careless indignation.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 7:50:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

If you were to look closely at Tapper you would see a champion of our warriors and veterans.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 7:53:15 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: randita
The question is how many more good Americans die while pretend to ourselves that we’re going to blast a Stone Age country into the 21st century? If they'd keep their Stone Age evil to themselves, the answer would be zero more good Americans would die. But they spread their Stone Age evil all across the globe, wantonly murdering countless numbers of innocents in brutal ways. So good people will continue to die at their hands, whether it be American soldiers, or innocent people just going to work early one morning in NYC.

We literally just got back from the movie, and I have to admit I'm torn. Part of me says do what it takes to finish it and get out (but that part of me would push the button on every nuke we have), and another part of me saw good Afghans in the movie who fight the Taliban and just want to be left alone. Of course, if the first part of me got his way, they'd be vaporized too.
29 posted on 01/11/2014 7:56:08 PM PST by BikerJoe
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To: stormhill

Ditto!, ditto! and ditto!

God bless the brave Americans
who gave their lives!

Those bleeding heart Liberals
wouldn’t defend anything!


30 posted on 01/11/2014 8:01:08 PM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Benito Cereno
The movie is about a tactical engagement of a 4 member SEAL team against a numerically superior enemy, which the SEALs tried to avoid, and not about the political situation in Afghanistan.

Tapper -

"CNN’s Jake Tapper: “One of the emotions that I felt, while watching the film is first of all the hopelessness of the situation

Not according to Latrell - that is not what the movie portrays.

Tapper - how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of these brave American men...— all of these wonderful people who were killed for an op that went wrong.”

Luttrell or his SEAL team did not feel that way. They understand the risks and accept them.

And I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. "

Again, that message wasn't in the movie of "hopelessness" or "senseless". Tapper interjected his own liberal, media politics as an overlay to the movie.

31 posted on 01/11/2014 8:11:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: servo1969

The idea for the war was correct. Go on, Blow the hell out of the idiots and get out.

The PROBLEM, as is always the case, is that liberals were liberals. War should be, as smarter men than I have said, Brutal, Bloody and short. Unfortunately Bush, whether under pressure from Liberals, his ‘comapssionate’ BS or a combo of both, started believing that war could be any other way.

Then of course, you have the Marxist and his crazier than Bush’s ROEs designed to get people dead. OUR people.

Now for Tapper. The above is the ONLY thing any honest reporter (should one yet breath) should be addressing. Because every problem of this mess comes directly from the above. We were right to go in. We were wrong for not vaporizing the place, salting the earth and leaving it uninhabitable for decades.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 8:19:46 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yep, self imposed “rules of engagement” gets our guys killed.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 8:22:10 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: randita
If they'd keep their Stone Age evil to themselves, the answer would be zero more good Americans would die. But they spread their Stone Age evil all across the globe, wantonly murdering countless numbers of innocents in brutal ways.

A) Taliban and AQ are not the same thing.

B) The people fighting us in Afghanistan are fighting us because we're IN THEIR COUNTRY. They will never stop fighting us for being there. If foreign troops invaded our country and backed a corrupt government I hope you'd join me in fighting them too.

C) AQ attacked the U.S. because they see the U.S. as the power behind the throne of the corrupt dictatorships in the region they want to overthrow. If we weren't meddling in the internal politics of Middle Eastern countries (and we undeniably have been for over 50 years) AQ would be busying blowing up other muslims trying to establish the kind of government they want. OBL sought to punch the puppet master in the face. His hope was to get the U.S. more drawn into the region in the knowledge they would eventually tire and he hoped leave for good. If we don't really leave, we can expect more attacks.

I don't think trying to foster friendly dictatorships in the Middle East is worth the real costs we bear in blood, treasure and the birth of a totalitarian surveillance state at home. YMMV.

34 posted on 01/11/2014 8:26:19 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Benito Cereno

I’m sure his intentions are good.


35 posted on 01/11/2014 8:26:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Pretty much every member of the media is long overdue for a good solid ass-kicking…

Couldn’t agree more!!!!


36 posted on 01/11/2014 8:28:34 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: Red Steel

I have yot to talk to one returning vet that didn’t have multiple stories about those ROEs and some of them are so far beyond insanity...

No shock we can’t win...and die insetad... when soldiers have to ask permission to kill. While they watch muzzies shoot at them. So as not to offend.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 8:30:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Irenic

“Tapper looked bad squirming in his chair. Two different worlds colliding.”

Marcus should have used his pinky to bring Tapper to his knees and made him wet his pants! That would have been “Must See TV!” I am so freaking tired of this liberal media. Basta!! Enough!!


38 posted on 01/11/2014 8:36:58 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: servo1969

In the end, Tapper had to look to the
fellow elite, Hollywood Wahlberg to
try to extricate himself to the hole
he dug for himself. Typical.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 8:37:54 PM PST by WKTimpco
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To: Batman11

He didn’t even need to touch Tapper. Tapper was so uncomfortable at one point it looked as if he wanted to bolt. Most of those TV sorts are so vain and if Tapper looks at the video—he will squirm again. His image took a hit.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 8:39:57 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Travis McGee
ping...
41 posted on 01/11/2014 8:44:09 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: servo1969

I wish Marcus had made the point that “journalists” like Jake Tapper are part of the reason those men died.

If I remember correctly from the book, the crucifying they would take from the media if they got wind of it (Including charges possibly being brought against them) was a factor in their decision to release them.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 9:05:05 PM PST by nodumbblonde ("I'm all for helping the helpless, but I don't give a rat's a** about the clueless." - Dennis Miller)
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To: servo1969
Jake Tapper was in the presence of a REAL man and warrior. He came off as a wussy, metrosexual, phony. Mark Wallberg (who played Marcus Lutrell) understands what the SEALs went through and their combat ethos. Tapper is totally clueless and is an embarrassment to himself and the profession of journalism..
43 posted on 01/11/2014 10:29:52 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: servo1969

Wow. Glad that those who fight actually got a few seconds of microphone time - the MSM is NOT used to that. Jake must have thought, because he lives in an echo chamber, That the ex-seal would be “grateful” for Jake’s cryin’ in his beer over them. That’s gotta be what he expected - gratitude! What a sweet day!


44 posted on 01/11/2014 10:38:08 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: servo1969

bkmk


45 posted on 01/12/2014 12:51:21 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: nodumbblonde
If I remember correctly from the book, the crucifying they would take from the media if they got wind of it (Including charges possibly being brought against them) was a factor in their decision to release them.

From the movie, it looked as though the only person who wanted to let the 3 go was the lone survivor, an idiotic decision. The old man had a comm device and was most likely Taliban and the 20 yo kid was obviously hate filled toward them and most likely Taliban too. These two should have been killed (or at the very least knocked unconscious and placed under a pine tree. Instead, they let the enemy loos and run back into tow and thus got eviscerated.

The movie should not be shocking. What would be shocking is if 200 armed Tali did not come back after they set them free. Horrible decision which cost 20+ lives. After watching that movie, I firmly believe that Luttrell is telling this story simply to assuage his guilt, which must weigh heavy.
46 posted on 01/12/2014 4:10:05 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BikerJoe

The fight will never end - that’s Biblical. It will assume various forms. One is direct confrontation and the other is quiet assimilation.

The Jihadists will not have a change of heart and stay within their own enclaves. They seek the annihilation of Israel and the west.

The best defense against them is a good offense. Keeping them corralled in their own cesspool is what needs to be accomplished.

How that has been and should be done is a matter of debate.

If the corral is NOT built in the Middle East, then it has to be built at our own borders. That means more NSA involvement and loss of personal freedoms. That means adopting ways of protecting ourselves similar to that of Israel. And even that is not 100% certain.

There hasn’t been a major terrorist attack here since 9/11. Has that just been dumb luck or has our “taking the fight to the enemy” made the difference?

There have always been sacrifices for freedom and security. It doesn’t come without a price in today’s world. Who will make the sacrifices?

I, like you, am torn.


47 posted on 01/12/2014 5:55:29 AM PST by randita
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To: servo1969

Liberals put their feelings and fantasies on a par with people’s lives.


48 posted on 01/12/2014 6:11:39 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t quite see the need to execute them. There were reasons laid out in the book as to why that was a bad idea (liberals asses in the U.S. notwithstanding). IMO, they should have called for exfil and taken their captives with them. Ask ‘em some questions and let them go at the FOB. Letting them go right there was the worst possibly decision they could have made with predictable consequences.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 6:14:27 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Gunslingr3

I get what you’re saying.

The links between the Taliban and al Qaeda are nebulous, true, but they do support each other’s goals, including financial support.

I do not agree, however, that they would leave us alone if we would cease meddling. Their fight is a religious and ideological one and their mission is the annihilation of Israel and the West. That’s not going to change if and when our soldiers shake the last speck of dust off their boots as they board vessels to come home.n

See my Post 47.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 6:14:58 AM PST by randita
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