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Jake Tapper Isnít Letting Go
National Review Online ^ | April 6, 2009 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 04/06/2009 1:06:46 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Jake Tapper isn’t the easiest guy to interview. After all, when your interview subject is a competent journalist, he or she already knows all the tricks of the trade — the subtle flatteries, the ever-so-slightly leading questions — so Tapper isn’t about to say any more than he has to about his personal politics or what goes on behind the scenes of his job as ABC News White House correspondent.

Or it’s possible Tapper doesn’t want to talk about these things because he’s one of the last remaining journalists in America who take the responsibilities of their jobs seriously, and thus place a premium on their credibility.

What we can say for certain is that Tapper isn’t afraid to go against the grain of the liberal consensus in pursuit of a story. Whether he was pointing out that Barack Obama was a “one-man gaffe machine,” factchecking Obama on the surge, or chiding him for blaming any and all mistakes on his staff, no mainstream journalist was tougher on Obama during the campaign. Considering the fact that much of the media gave Obama the kid-glove treatment, Tapper’s reporting was essential.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abcnews; bho44; jaketapper; journalism; obama; tapper

1 posted on 04/06/2009 1:06:46 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Unfortunate headline, considering Jake’s...er...um...proclivities.


2 posted on 04/06/2009 1:09:11 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s a lib. But he’s doing his best to be objective. More than I can say for most of the rest of them.


3 posted on 04/06/2009 1:15:57 PM PDT by exist
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To: Palladin

You mean, as in shoe tapper?


4 posted on 04/06/2009 1:17:04 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Where do I sign up for jewelry stamps?)
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To: Palladin
Unfortunate headline, considering Jake’s...er...um...proclivities.

Tapper's a homo?

Are you saying I should reconsider his invite to a hot tub party this weekend?

5 posted on 04/06/2009 1:21:41 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There were rumors here on FR awhile back about how Tapper got to the top so fast.

I can’t attest to their truth.


6 posted on 04/06/2009 1:22:46 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: Owl_Eagle

“Are you saying I should reconsider his invite to a hot tub party this weekend?”

By all means, go. That is if you like an entire evening of Judy Garland and Madonna music.


7 posted on 04/06/2009 1:24:07 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: Palladin

The article says he dated Monica Lewinsky for a while.


8 posted on 04/06/2009 1:24:30 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Palladin
Unfortunate headline, considering Jake’s...er...um...proclivities.

Wikipedia says he's married with one child. Perhaps some evidence would be in order if you want to spread this sort of thing?

9 posted on 04/06/2009 1:37:01 PM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: jennyjenny

So?


10 posted on 04/06/2009 1:38:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: xjcsa

Homosexuals never marry and never have children?

You are naive.

Ask Jake about his Salon days.


11 posted on 04/06/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

bookmark


12 posted on 04/06/2009 1:39:45 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: exist
From the article:

...(He says he doesn’t vote in presidential elections, to help preserve his objectivity.)

Think about that.

13 posted on 04/06/2009 1:51:25 PM PDT by ex91B10 (This Space Available! Great Rates!)
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To: Palladin

You’re the one making the suggestion he is a homosexual. Evidence provided so far would point to you being wrong.


14 posted on 04/06/2009 1:51:51 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Palladin
Homosexuals never marry and never have children?

I said nothing of the kind. I said, "Perhaps some evidence would be in order if you want to spread this sort of thing?"

You are naive.

No, I simply don't care to spread rumors without backing them up.

Ask Jake about his Salon days.

Ask Jake about his Salon days.

If you're going to insinuate things, why don't you just go ahead and tell us about his Salon days?

15 posted on 04/06/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: Palladin

HEy, watch it! I’m a big fan of Judy Garland. Madonna is a talentless skank, but Judy was tremendous...the most talented female ever to come out of Hollywood. And I like girls. (Although as I get closer to 60, I’m just about as happy to see what’s on TCM or the NFL channel.)


16 posted on 04/06/2009 1:54:56 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I'm Jake Tapper, and I think Ann Coulter is hot."

0bama: "Here Jake, this is your piece, with the booger on it."

17 posted on 04/06/2009 1:57:19 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Palladin; All

Apparently he dated Monica Lewinsky!


18 posted on 04/06/2009 2:19:36 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

FWIW, I am more impressed w/Tapper now than when he was covering Bush.

Reason: He was beating up Bush just like everyone else. Now, I see he is really trying to be equally tough on Obama.

The next time we have a Republican president, I will be more prone to LISTEN to what Tapper says—because he is proving to me right now that he doesn’t care about the party of the man in the White House.

I don’t think that is something you can say for most of the LameStream Media.


19 posted on 04/06/2009 2:31:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s called ODD in the diagnostic manual—

Oppositional Defiance Disorder


20 posted on 04/06/2009 5:22:49 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: Palladin

He’s married with a daughter.


21 posted on 04/07/2009 8:59:10 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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