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Jack Tapper: Media Failing Country
The Weekly Standard ^ | August 21, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 08/21/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by RobinMasters

In an interview with Laura Ingraham, White House reporter Jake Tapper said that the media is failing the country.

"A lot of people are hurting out there. Unemployment is 8.3 percent. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed,” he said, arguing that too much time has been spent not talking about the economy.

Tapper also criticized the media for not giving enough attention to the war in Afghanistan.

"We are spending a lot of time in the last few weeks, those of us in the political world, political journalists and also politicians, talking about things other than the economy," said Tapper. "[A] lot of people are hurting out there. I’d like to see more action taken and more emphasis given to this issue.”

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1 posted on 08/21/2012 12:45:13 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Listening to his interview now:

http://www.lauraingraham.com/pg/jsp/charts/streamingAudioMaster.jsp?dispid=302&headerDest=L3BnL2pzcC9tZWRpYS9mbGFzaHdlbGNvbWUuanNwP3BpZD0xMzM5Mw==


2 posted on 08/21/2012 12:47:41 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RobinMasters

Hey Jake, this has been going on since the watergate hearings.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: RobinMasters

Tapper better now hire a food taster and taxresolution.com.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 12:50:20 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: RobinMasters
Jack, Jake......whatever.

The guy should be heeding his own words.

The Media is THE most dangerous enemy of the United States of America. Period.

5 posted on 08/21/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: RobinMasters
Jack Tapper: Media Failing Country

WOW!! Who knew, thanks for informing us Jake.
I've always been a little suspicious of that however, for like 50 years.

6 posted on 08/21/2012 12:55:15 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

It’s only been since Election 2000 that Big Media stopped pretending to like America. At all.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: The Cajun
Damn it, Jack Jake
8 posted on 08/21/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: RobinMasters

He talks a good game but rarely does much of anything to ruffle the preening potentate’s feathers.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 12:59:27 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: RobinMasters

I’ve always liked Jake....


10 posted on 08/21/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

It was the Great Clinton’s Telecommunications Act of 1996 (”to protect the children”) that allowed Big Media to coalesce into the America-hating monster they’ve aspired to be for so long.

FU Big Media, and your worthless god Hussein!

FU!


11 posted on 08/21/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RobinMasters

tapper is a phony. Can you imagine not even discussing the forged birth certificate? The arpaio news conference? soetoro’s social security number etc etc. Who da hell is he kidding.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 1:02:29 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: treetopsandroofs
It’s only been since Election 2000 that Big Media stopped pretending to like America. At all.

I may go back a little further than you, back to the time of *Uncle* Walter Cronkite, Johnson Vs Goldwater, etc, etc.

13 posted on 08/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: RobinMasters

Sorry Jake put a sock in it. To little to late. NOTHING about the constant lying and illegal moves by the regime by Jake?


14 posted on 08/21/2012 1:03:06 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: RobinMasters

It’s tough to swim upstream against a tsunami.

While the MSM is fading in influence, in combination with the Democrats it’s still a major force.

Rush pointed out how the Dems always put out some outrageous statement like “Romney is a felon” on the day the unemployment number is released, so the media can avoid the economic discussion.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: treetopsandroofs
It’s only been since Election 2000 that Big Media stopped pretending to like America. At all.

I think I agree with that. I wish I had the time to go and try some research. But several things happened right around 2000 that may have helped the MSM swerve left with the blinker on and horn blaring.

Just thinking about it....

- Internet news and blogs "started reporting news" - Talk Radio had legs and was growing - Fox New Channel to compete with CNN etc. - Dot.Com bubble burst, Tyco, Enron, Recession was big news in the newest forum (Internet).

I think the MSM, in there zeal to compete and maintain their stranglehold/monopoly of "all news fit to print" naturally went harder, faster and louder in the direction they were already leaning. As they turned into the Drive By media they had no clothes on or cover from being objective.

Remember the headline following a Bush election, "WHAT WENT WRONG?!" I think it was NYT (not sure). Interesting thoughts.

16 posted on 08/21/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: RobinMasters
Tap-Tap must have stuck his finger into the wind.

Either that, or he's been told to fall on the sword of truth to try to protect the rest of the herd of ilk.

17 posted on 08/21/2012 1:07:54 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: RobinMasters

Who is Jack Thomas? Related to Jim?


18 posted on 08/21/2012 1:08:06 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“It’s only been since Election 2000 that Big Media stopped pretending to like America. At all.”

Or maybe that’s just when it became noticeable? The internet has changed the game to some extent....and now we at least know with certainty when the media lies to us.

My latest example - the FRC shooting. Prior to the interwebs, I would have no idea it had happened, if I had missed the 17 second snippet on CBS. And even that snippet left out any connection to 1) Gays and 2) Chik-fil-A.

I think the media has been lying (especially through ommission) since the days of ‘the most trusted man in America’...but its only been blatantly obvious in recent years.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 1:13:37 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

I remember occasionally seeing pro-American coverage in the 1970’s especially with the bicentennial, but the Great Clinton allowing more than 10 media outlets to be owned by more than one entity gave them the monopoly of hate against America that they so enjoy today.

His WONDERFUL Telecommunications Act of 1996 was supposed to protect children, and most if not all of that was tossed by the USSC, but few even knew about the media ownership issue, until I think Rush gave it air time.

CNN stopped pretending to like America after Clinton.
Faux News stopped pretending to be right wing.
And 50% of America thought it was ok to hate America because we had a Republican president in 2000.

My .02.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 1:26:19 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RobinMasters

While I have to admit that Tapper is in the top 10% of journalists....that ain’t sayin’ much, Jake. You’re the top 10% of a bag full of dog crap. None of you dug into the question of just who this SOB, that YOUR profession allowed to hoodwink the country, is.

What has happened is your fault and while it is always better late than never to expose this fraud......you won’t.

Blame whomever you like, you are all complicit in treason. Start digging, start asking the hard questions, start asking the MATH questions, demand answers, stop smearing Patriots, dig past the smoke and expose the fire.....

or STFU and FO.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 1:32:03 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: RobinMasters
I can't complain too much - Tapper has been the only one in the White House pool asking Carney anything tougher than "Oooh, what did the Greatest President Ever have for breakfast this morning?" It has to be painful sitting there in a group of throne-licking Chihuahuas day after day.

The simple truth is that the firm belief - it is on the order of a religious doctrine - within the mainstream press that their own monolithic political alignments do not bleed through into their coverage is a falsehood on the order of the Piltdown Man. It is more obvious in the questions that don't get asked than in the ones that do. For example, when hundreds of thousands of citizens overwhelmed the Chick-Fil-A restaurants the most common reaction in the press was (1) it's not that big a deal, and (2) quick, let's get the cameras on the dozen or so gay activists and away from the lumpenproletariat. A far more professional reaction would have been on the order of "what the hell is happening here?" and any journalist worth his or her salt in the old days would have been pounding it against the stone wall of blandness that is the administration's position toward politics that are out of accord with its lofty pretensions.

The very fact that the 0bama administration has had the brass nerve to demand Romney's tax returns is a direct indication of just how little that same sort of question has been - and continues to be - avoided with respect to 0bama by the press, and the continuing conviction on the part of that staff that it will always be so, as it most certainly will. Yes, there is a double standard with respect to the candidates and journalists are proud of it because they established it and continue to protect it as a manifestation of power. These are worse than lapdogs, they are proud lapdogs.

Nevertheless, that consistency - the consistency of a mobster used to monthly payments - is of some comfort to conservatives running against it. The playing field is tilted, yes, but dependably so. That's as much as we are likely to get.

22 posted on 08/21/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

The media is being brought kicking and screaming back to reality. I think Obama is egging Mitt into making some offhand birther statement as in “where are your records?”.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT by des
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To: The Cajun

Leave it alone Cajun, they have a long road to come back on.. One step at a time..

First you have Time’s Mark Halperin, and how he felt about Obama’s debt ceiling speech, calling him a Di@k, on TeeVee no less.. Then, Newsweek’s Tina Brown, puts “Now It’s Time for Obama to ‘Hit the Road’”, on it’s cover.. Now Jake Tapper!

The only question is WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW, will the next Lib Journalist, Network, and Publication, will try to salvage their own A$$.. We already know WHY, the only question is, WHEN.. :)


24 posted on 08/21/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: RobinMasters

As I’ve stated on this forum many times, lying is not the worst thing Big Media does...not giving both sides of the story or no story at all is their biggest crime. It’s common knowledge the media has a liberal bent, and as main gatekeeper, stories where the conclusion is not to their liking get short shrift. Or no shrift.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: RobinMasters

Seems like a mensch.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 2:21:42 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: RobinMasters
I can't say it enough.

The media is our nations number one enemy.

They are a bigger threat then anyone or anything we have plotting against us foreign or domestic.

The founders understood the importance of keeping the people informed but if the media is corrupt and dishonest then the people aren't able to make informed choices.

The media in this country will cover up, exaggerate, and out right lie to prop up their twisted ideals. It has never been as bad as it is today.

27 posted on 08/21/2012 5:03:58 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: treetopsandroofs

It’s only been since Election 2000 that Big Media stopped pretending to like America. At all.

Where were you in 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980.....?


28 posted on 08/21/2012 9:06:30 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

Read #20...


29 posted on 08/22/2012 3:43:27 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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