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Tapper: Wilson Took To Conservative Media Limelight 'Like Moth To A Flame'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/11/2009 6:41:32 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Jake Tapper has distinguished himself within the White House press corps as someone consistently willing to pose probing questions to the president and his aides. But on today's Good Morning America, ABC's chief White House correspondent used a particularly unflattering metaphor for Rep. Joe Wilson and his decision to go on Fox News to defend himself. As a clip of Rep. Wilson on last night's Sean Hannity show rolled . . .

JAKE TAPPER: Although Wilson apologized to the White House for his lack of civility, he quickly took to the limelight of conservative media like a moth to a flame.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jaketapper; joewilson; keitholbermann; seanhannity

1 posted on 09/11/2009 6:41:33 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Does Tapper think Joe Wilson shouldn’t defend himself? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/11/2009 6:42:14 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And the Democratic news media predictably attacked Wilson - like moths to a flame.


3 posted on 09/11/2009 6:43:31 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did Tapper criticize Harry Reid for castigating W?
&^%&* Tapper


4 posted on 09/11/2009 6:44:05 AM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

After the hatchet job that the Democrats in the news media did to Palin and Joe the Plumber, why should this surprise anyone?


5 posted on 09/11/2009 6:44:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So he throws around the term “conservative media”, does this mean he admits that there is a “liberal media”?


6 posted on 09/11/2009 6:46:17 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: popdonnelly
To describe the Democrats and the MSM is more like : Flies on a SHI__ ... well, you get it.
7 posted on 09/11/2009 6:53:54 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
No, Jake, Wilson just was overwhelmed as he channeled the tens of millions thinking, if not shouting, the very same thing.

HF

8 posted on 09/11/2009 6:55:54 AM PDT by holden
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hmmm. Jake must have been doing a bit of wishful thinking with that misplaced metaphor.

Conservatives need to resist being drawn toward the flames of the Leftist Limelight. Their flames are growing dimmer. Conservatives shouldn’t do anything to feed them.


9 posted on 09/11/2009 7:27:44 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Brett66

So he throws around the term “conservative media”, does this mean he admits that there is a “liberal media”?

VERY good point.

In fact, where are the “extreme left,” “left-wing conspiracy” and “communist” labels? Hmmm.....don’t see them used much in the state-run media, do we?


10 posted on 09/11/2009 7:46:02 AM PDT by henkster (The frog has noticed the increase in water temperature)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jake TapTap, just could not resist the typical lefty Roger Rabbit response, 2 bits...I guess we may scratch Jake as one who speaks troof to power.


11 posted on 09/11/2009 7:52:06 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Unlike leftist politicians, and their leader, 0, who seek to avoid the media at every opportunity.

These people really count on the majority being ignorant, don’t they?


12 posted on 09/11/2009 8:21:34 AM PDT by Remington Steele
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To: golfisnr1

Did Tapper criticize members of Congress who stood up to applaud themselves for voting against Bush’s Social Security reform during his State of the Union address in a blatant attempt to embarrass him? Obama and Mrs Clinton were there leading the cheers. If not, then he should shut his frigging mouth. Maybe someone with a Twitter who tweets with Tapper can ask him that.

Video of Bush’s 2006 State Of The Union Speech.
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/front-center-guess-which-hopey-changer.html


13 posted on 09/11/2009 8:44:06 AM PDT by curth
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I finally blocked Jake Tapper on twitter because he was so arrogant elitist to anyone who asked why he doesn’t ask important questions. He has a attitude that nothing can touch him. He says birthers are area 54 nuts.

He acts like he doesn’t know what they are talking about when they ask him questions or he ignores them. He is totally in the tank for Obama but he may be under a threat of losing his job.

So what will he do when America figures out he doesn’t know journalism and chose his job over truth to the American people? All of these reporters who lied for obama,no one will listen to them again.


14 posted on 09/11/2009 9:06:29 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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