Skip to comments.CNN’s Jake Tapper Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Charge
Posted on 01/17/2017 10:12:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
It doesnt feel good to have your reporting labeled fake news by the man who is about to become president of the United States.
Immediately following Donald Trumps first press conference as president-elect last week, CNNs Jake Tapper defended his cable-news network over charges that it had misled the public by reporting on the existence of an unverified document that U.S. intelligence officials had presented to both President-elect Trump and President Obama.
While BuzzFeed published a copy of the dossier, which contained details of compromising information that the Russians supposedly have on Trump, CNN did not. It was a distinction that Tapper made abundantly clear during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers Monday.
As Tapper explained, the officials who briefed Trump didnt know if the information was real but they wanted him to know about it, that it was out there, because they thought it potentially affected national security. He also gave Meyers credit for being the first to get a member of the Trump transition team on record when he confronted Kellyanne Conway about the allegations last week.
You explained it great, you had all the details perfectly right, Tapper told Meyers. I wish I could say the same about everyone else who followed us in our reporting, but you were exactly on target. Conway, of course, denied that Trump knew anything about it.
Speaking on behalf of CNN and his reporting, which Meyers said has been conflated with BuzzFeeds, Tapper said hes been yelled at by both presidents and press secretaries before. But Ive never seen the effort to delegitimize an organization for a story that you dont like that has been proven, he said, noting that every word of the story that we reported last Tuesday has been proven correct.
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The butt hurt is bigly with this one..
CNN is doing its best in becoming ostracized from any contact with the federal government.
He’s not alone, Jake
Many of us stopped watching years ago because of your bias resulting in #FakeNews
With all your resources, you’d be much better off if you fired most of your “reporters” and “commentators” and “experts” and hired REAL, QUALIFIED journalists
Trump really has these bozos back on their heels.
Make them constantly defend themselves.
“It is a distinction . . .”
Ahem, A distinction without a difference.
To perpetrate a libel is a . . . libel.
The Gipper’s technique.
Just go around the media...
CNN = Communist New Network
The name is actually Fake Tapper
He must be over the target.
Then stop reporting fake news. Simple.
So Tapper reported unverifiable, unsubstantiated claims put out by a “reliable” source high up in the Obama administration because what the Democrats told him was important for people to know. This was the same defense Anderson Cooper used with Kelly Anne Conway.
Either they’re being disingenuous or they’re idiots. Perhaps they’re both.
Watch it Tapper. Next up...nicknames. Like Tapless, or tool bag Tapper, Tap-Smear, or my fave...No Spinal Tap.
The sad part of this is that Tapper is one of the better reporters at CNN.
CNN has always been fake news, it’s just that now we finally have a President willing to say so.
Tapped out, as in "empty" headed.
Hey Tapper=- You and yer bosses ARE puttign out fake news lately- you all just got caught AGAIN putting out fake news- so shaddup
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