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  • Cuba: In Sharp Contrast to Nets, Jake Tapper Provided Dissident Coverage

    08/15/2015 11:51:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    As Kyle Drennen pointed out yesterday, the major networks almost completely avoided any coverage of dissidents when reporting on the American flag being raised at the newly-reopened U.S. embassy in Havana. However, there was one report at CNN that stood out in sharp contrast to their reticence to criticize the Castro regime. That was the report by Jake Tapper on The Lead in which he provided an in-depth interview with one of the leading Cuban dissidents.
  • Nancy Reagan invites 16 candidates to CNN debate

    08/11/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 69 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is inviting 16 Republican presidential candidates to participate in the CNN/Reagan Library presidential debate on September 16. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who participated in the debate of lower-tier candidates last week, has not yet been invited. Candidates must achieve an average of at least 1% of support in three recognized national polls before September 10 to be included in the debate, as well as meeting other criteria. The top 10 contenders who made it into the primetime Fox News/Facebook debate last week - Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted...
  • Carly Fiorina on Donald Trump: 'Women understood that comment'

    08/09/2015 9:42:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Carly Fiorina said Donald Trump's comments about Megyn Kelly "were completely inappropriate and offensive" and were clearly meant to imply the Fox News host's tough questions were a result of menstruation. "Women understood that comment. And yes, it is offensive," Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard executive, said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper aired Sunday on "State of the Union." (snip) "I started out as a secretary. And as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that, um -- I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was...
  • Jake Tapper Lists 45 Times Hillary Pushed Trade Bill She Now Appears to Oppose

    06/16/2015 11:18:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Peter denied Jesus three times but Hillary Clinton appears to have a much more difficult task; she is going to have to deny herself at least 45 times. Last Friday, Hillary Clinton's spokesperson, Karen Finney, appeared on CNN's The Lead and exasperated Jake Tapper by continuing to avoid avoid answering the important question as to whether her boss still supports or opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill in Congress. Not a smart move in the long run because yesterday Tapper struck back by listing in detail, with her own quotes, 45 times that Hillary pushed the trade bill over the years....
  • Dem Reps: Obama Became ‘Indignant’ On Capitol Hill, Visit ‘Absolutely’ Hurt Trade Bill

    06/13/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    CBS ^ | June 12, 2015
    In a public rebuke to President Barack Obama, top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Friday swung against legislation aimed at making it easier for the president and his successor to negotiate free trade deals. The California Democrat said lawmakers should “slow this down” in hopes of getting stronger protections for U.S. workers and the environment in potential trade pacts, including one with Pacific nations. Pelosi made her position known just prior to separate House votes to reject aid to displaced workers and to give Obama the “fast track” trade negotiating authority he is seeking. “We need to slow this ‘fast...
  • Jake Tapper Exasperated by Hillary Spokeswoman TPP Nonanswer Shuffle

    06/12/2015 7:57:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Could you just give me a straight answer? Like a simple yes or no? Please don't try to squirm your way out of it. You still won't answer? Aggghhh! Aggghhh! AGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! One could forgive Jake Tapper if he felt like channeling his inner Sam Kinison on CNN's The Lead today while he was trying to get a simple answer from Hillary Clinton spokeswoman, Karen Finney, on the subject of Hillary's position on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill in Congress. Tapper's very visible exasperation with Finney's nonanswers were  completely understandable as she continued her evasive shuffle on the topic all through...
  • Obama Memorial Day tweet from the Democrats slammed

    05/24/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The official Democratic Party Twitter account, @TheDemocrats, is being slammed by a media figure who himself has a history as a Democrat operative. Jake Tapper of CNN has, by almost all accounts, worked hard (harder than George Stephanopoulos by the evidence) to be fair toward Republicans, despite having once worked as press secretary for Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law Majorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, when she was a liberal Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Of course, Tapper did appear on the Clinton Foundation website as a speaker at an event, only to have that mention go poof! and disappear in the wake of...
  • Poof! CNN's Jake Tapper disappears from Clinton Foundation website: Column

    05/20/2015 8:59:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    USATODAY | May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Rupp and David Mastio
    Linky only. Shazzam!
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on “The Lead” with Jake Tapper. ...“Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word “thug,”” Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. “Sunny, you take issue that?” “I do,” Hostin responded. “It’s not a word, certainly, that I’m comfortable with. It’s not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • Jake Tapper Named New 'State of the Union' Host as CNN Avoids Clinton Scandals

    04/24/2015 11:04:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations to Jake Tapper! The host of CNN's The Lead has today been named as the new host of the Sunday morning news show, State of the Union. Whatever his personal political proclivities might be, Tapper has proven himself to be a generally honest reporter. It is hard to imagine him acting in such a blatantly political manner as previous State of the Union host, Candy Crowley, did when she acted as an Obama enabler when she moderated a 2012 presidential debate.Congratulations to Jake Tapper! The host of CNN's The Lead has today been named as the new host of the Sunday...
  • “Palestinian” Terrorists Killed More Americans in 2014 Than ISIS

    11/19/2014 8:57:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It should also be pointed out that the large scale airplane hijackings used by Al Qaeda on September 11 were pioneered by the PLO, though Al Qaeda received direct training in the techniques from the Iranian-backed Al Qaeda.As ABC’s Jake Tapper and a number of others have pointed out, this year Arab Muslim terrorists who operate under the “Palestinian” brand name have killed more Americans than ISIS. (via David Gerstman)While ISIS beheaded three American hostages, seven Americans have been killed ranging in age from 3-month old Chaya Zissel Braun who was a victim of Car Jihad, hurled out of...
  • Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video

    11/13/2014 12:04:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Jake Tapper
    Washington(CNN)--As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve.In recent days, the past comments of Gruber--who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop the technical details...
  • CNN: Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video (Gruber)

    11/13/2014 12:03:12 PM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve. In recent days, the past comments of Gruber -- who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop...
  • Jake Tapper: Oklahoma Lone Wolf Clearly an Islamic Extremist

    09/29/2014 3:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/29/2014 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN's "The Lead," host Jake Tapper said the man who beheaded his co worker in Oklahoma on Thursday, Alton Nolen, was "clearly an Islamic extremist." Tapper said, "Some call this a case of workplace violence. The suspect's devolution into the world of radical Islam is hard to ignore."
  • ‘Vile stuff out there’: Jake Tapper notes pathetic #HitlerWasRight trend

    07/12/2014 11:31:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-12-2014
    CNN’s Jake Tapper has taken notice of two disturbing hashtags that have recently surfaced, apparently in response to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge: #HitlerWasRight and #HitlerDidNothingWrong. And as he notes, Adolf Hitler was no friend to the Arabs. That hasn’t stopped the hashtags from spreading, though.
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Demolishes PLO Spokeswoman (VIDEO)

    07/10/2014 3:38:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 10 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    CNN’s Jake Tapper thoroughly demolished and exposed as a liar one of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s foremost purveyors of propaganda Thursday during a tense interview. Tapper invited former PLO spokeswoman and legal advisor Diana Buttu to explain why Hamas is launching terror rockets and trying to kill Israeli citizens. Buttu attempted to push several lies about the conflict, but was quickly shot down by Tapper. “Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are any other Palestinians trying to stop them from doing so?” Tapper asked. Buttu attempted to skirt the question and claim that the Palestinians have...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Makes Important Clarification About Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers

    06/06/2014 11:52:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 4, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    CNN’s Jake Tapper has been at the center of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap story since it broke over the weekend. He was the first major reporter to speak to some of Bergdahl’s platoon-mates, who each labeled the just-released prisoner of war a “deserter.” Months earlier, he was lamenting how “undercovered” the story had been on Reliable Sources. As the story continues to be politicized, Tapper took to Twitter ahead of his 4 p.m. ET broadcast Wednesday to clarify some things about his reporting. Tapper posted this series of tweets on the subject early Wednesday afternoon:
  • Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl a Deserter, Not a Hero

    06/01/2014 8:06:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, June 1, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him -- veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of better men. "I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on," said former Sergeant Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl's platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching...
  • CNN Reporter Stunned by Obama

    05/21/2014 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This CNN info guy is somewhat speechless. Think of this next sound bite as a sound bite of a Drive-By reporter learning in real time who Obama is. This is CNN's Newsroom this morning during what they called special coverage of Obama's remarks about the VA. This is after Obama spoke, after Obama told everybody how mad he was when he found out about this. Jake Tapper spoke with the correspondent, Drew Griffin, about Obama's remarks. Tapper said, "Drew Griffin, the reporter from CNN who began this whole story with his investigation into the Phoenix VA. Drew,...
  • Gov. Palin: Thank you, Jake Tapper, for covering this shocking story

    04/17/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    US for Palin ^ | April 17, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook: Liked Sarah Palin Politician · 4,124,012 Likes · 57 mins · Edited ·  Thank you, Jake Tapper, for covering this shocking story about anti-Semitic propaganda distributed by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine demanding Jews “register” their religion and property. Our U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine confirmed the story. The rest of the media must pursue this story and demand answers from the Obama administration as to what our President’s intention now is in light of this atrocious development that harkens back to frightening times for Jews.Our government’s priorities are so skewed. The Middle East is...
  • Former Obama Official’s Paycheck Fairness Talking Points Demolished in CNN Brawl

    04/08/2014 3:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/8/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and a former White House communications director in Barack Obama‘s administration, did not perform all that well when tasked with defending the president’s election year push for a variety of remedies to the issue equal pay for women. To the extent that this an issue at all, which Dunn failed to prove, she also was unable to demonstrate that the White House’s proposed solutions would even address the issue without creating new, far more tangible problems for employers and employees alike in the process. After CNN host Jake Tapper noted that it is already...
  • CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, others to help jobless

    01/30/2014 4:12:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/30/14 | Sherisse Pham
    (CNN) -- The White House has secured commitments from some of the nation's largest companies for a plan to boost hiring of the long-term unemployed. "What we have done is to gather together 300 companies, just to start with, including, some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like Walmart, and Apple, Ford and others, to say let's establish best practices," President Barack Obama told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview. "Because they've been unemployed ... so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they're weeding them out before these...
  • Chris Christie Calls for Bipartisanship as Democrats Pack Panel to Bring Him Down

    01/21/2014 4:21:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, Bret Baier at Fox News tweeted that he's heard the same thing: Wealthy Republican donors are starting to give up on Chris Christie for 2016. F. Chuck Todd at NBC News has tweeted the same thing. "Some GOP Donors Think Christie's '2016 Hopes are Done.'" Today, Christie gave his inaugural address to commence his second term as governor of New Jersey. Among the things he said: "We must shun partisanship. We must take action on behalf of the people." CHRISTIE: We cannot fall victim to the attitude of Washington, DC, the attitude that says, "I am...
  • Jeb Bush’s Biggest Constituency, the Press, Sees Him as GOP’s 2016 Christie Alternative

    01/19/2014 5:24:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 65 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 5:51 pm, January 17th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With Chris Christie ostensibly knocked off his perch as the early frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the search is on to find an alternative that is acceptable to both conservative and moderate GOP primary voters. At least, that’s what the political press would have you to believe. Appearing on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, USA Today political reporter Susan Page was asked for her take on one possible substitute for Christie that “will bridge the divide” that exists between conservative tea party voters and the GOP’s moderates. The most likely contender at this early stage of the...
  • Sen. Menendez: Obama administration has no Syria strategy

    11/01/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | October 31st, 2013 | CNN
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee criticized the Obama administration at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, calling the administration's reluctance to fully back Syrian rebels an “embarrassment.” "Today's hearing left me bewildered that this government does not have a strategy as to Syria," Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." Syria's chemical weapons post a threat to national security...
  • Issa expands IRS investigation (Demands Fed Elections Commission contact with IRS)

    08/07/2013 4:29:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7, 2013 | Dana Bash and Alan Silverleib
    Rep. Darrell Issa's demand follows CNN report of contact between the IRS and FEC House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded Wednesday that the Federal Election Commission turn over records of more than five years of communications with the Internal Revenue Service -- a move that significantly expands the California Republican's ongoing probe of alleged federal targeting of conservative groups. In a letter to FEC Chairman Ellen Weintraub -- a Democrat -- Issa cited CNN reporting on Monday that raises "the prospect of inappropriate coordination between the IRS and the FEC about tax-exempt entities." Among other things, Issa asked for...
  • Darrell Issa expanding IRS probe to include FEC

    08/08/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    “If you thought the IRS targeting — scandal, controversy, whatever you want to call it — was forgotten, think again,” said CNN’s Jake Tapper, introducing Dana Bash’s report last night on House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa’s expansion of the probe. Issa requested information from the Federal Election Commission after leaked e-mails suggested that coordination may have taken place between the two agencies in pursuit of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. That may increase the focus on one particular figure in the scandal, as well as potentially add more to it: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO House Oversight Committee...
  • CIA Agents Who Were In Benghazi Warned By CIA: Keep Silent – “You Jeopardize Your Family”

    08/02/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is now pressuring agents who were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012 to keep silent and not talk to Congress or the media. The Hill reports: The CIA allegedly had “dozens” of agency operatives on the ground at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya, during last year’s deadly terrorist attack that ended with the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Langley is taking extreme measures to mask the agency’s operations in Benghazi and in northern Libya at the...
  • Dirty politics from Camp Obama

    09/25/2008 10:27:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 370+ views
    Spectator Blogs ^ | September 25, 2008 | Melanie Phillips
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the dirty tricks campaign against journalist Amir Taheri following his revelation that, in a private meeting in Iraq last July with Iraqi leaders, Barack Obama tried to persuade them to delay the agreement being hammered out with the US government on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to this account, which quoted Iraq’s foreign minister Hoshya Zebari (pictured), Obama had thus privately sought to undermine an American government foreign policy initiative – an explosive revelation. Taheri subsequently dismissed as tendentious Camp Obama’s response which he said deliberately confused two separate agreements under...
  • AP: Gosnell’s co-defendants really needed jobs, you know

    04/13/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/13/13 | Ed Morrissey
    The Associated Press has been one of the few national media outlets providing at least some coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, presumably from their local partners, so they certainly deserve some credit for going where their competitors wouldn’t — at least not until recently.  As with most news outlets following an ongoing story, the AP started looking for fresh angles to frame their stories.  Last night, though, the AP sent out a wire story headlined “Philly abortion workers saw few options,” in which Maryclaire Dale focuses on the employment woes of Gosnell’s co-defendants to explain why they followed Gosnell’s orders...
  • Video: Reporter tells CNN: Gosnell “served the community,” gave free medical care (BARF ALERT)

    04/12/2013 3:45:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists on new media have forced the hand of the mainstream media, as CNN has agreed to cover the Kermit Gosnell trial on at least two of its news programs. CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper devoted one segment – the program's last before the weekend – on the trial, beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m. Eastern time. The coverage lasted less than five minutes. Tapper's only guest, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Joseph Slobodzian, has attended the daily testimony for the newspaper. Tapper referred to the Gosnell trial as “a buried lede,” before telling...
  • Jake Tapper politely calls Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg pig-ignorant about guns.

    04/06/2013 12:38:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | April 5, 2013 | Moe Lane
    Before you watch the video below, I invite you to first get a glass of something nice – why not? It’s Friday afternoon; the sun is over the yardarm somewhere - so that you may properly enjoy this next bit from Jake Tapper. He’s reporting on the strange inability of Barack Obama and Mike Bloomberg to publicly understand the difference between an automatic and a semi-automatic weapon: (VIDEO AT LINK) But it might help the advocates of gun control if – in their advocacy for stricter measures – they seemed more familiar with what, exactly, they’re trying to ban. –...
  • NPR Host Presses Jake Tapper to Describe Horror of 'So Many Lies' by Swift Boat Vets....

    03/23/2013 12:08:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 23, 2013 | Tim Graham
    Pardon the age of this item, but it's on an issue of campaign history. On March 13, NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed new CNN host Jake Tapper about politics and journalism, and whether there was blowback from presidents and candidates over tough questions. But Gross felt compelled to bring up the "lies" told about John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign -- without expressing anything specific. Tapper said he was assigned as a Swift Boat Veteran fact checker by ABC. Gross said, "So you were fact-checking some of the Swift Boat attacks against presidential candidate John Kerry. There...
  • Another shake-up at CNN... Will veteran John King be pushed out for political dynamo Jake Tapper?

    02/01/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    CNN chief national correspondent John King could be ousted from the network in favour of new Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, MailOnline can reveal. King, 49, has already moved out of his office to make way for Tapper, 43, who was poached by new CNN boss Jeff Zucker from ABC. And now sources have revealed that King has not signed a new contract - and has instead signed an extension to his existing deal, leaving his future at the network unclear.
  • ABC’s Jake Tapper: Obama running out the clock on Benghazi questions

    11/01/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/1/12 | Brett Taylor
    With the election only days away and the Big Bird and binders jokes played out, the mainstream media seems willing at last to mention the word “Benghazi.” Eli Lake of Newsweek and the Daily Beast today passed along his sources’ claim that the State Department never requested military backup, and now ABC’s Jake Tapper has penned a blog post called “The Benghazi Drip-Drip-Drip.” Strange, really, considering that as a part of ABC News, Tapper is better positioned than most to open that tap and let the information flow.Some help from the president would be appreciated, though. Tapper begins by...
  • Father of Slain Former SEAL, New Report, Raise Questions About Response to Benghazi Attack

    10/26/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/26/2012 | Jake Tapper
    Charles Woods, the grieving father of one of the security officials killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya – former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods – called into conservative media outlets this week, offering some unflattering descriptions of his interactions with the president and top officials of his administration.
  • Some Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Video

    09/27/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper By Jake Tapper @jaketapper Find on FacebookFollow on Twitter Sep 27, 2012 6:13pm Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video Email 25 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists. Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said....
  • Jake Tapper to Obama at end of WH briefing: 'Don't be a stranger' (Video)

    08/20/2012 11:54:33 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    s President Barack Obama was departing his impromptu appearance at the White House press briefing on Monday, ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper had some parting words for the president. “Don’t be a stranger,” Tapper said from the briefing room. Tapper’s sentiment seemed to be expressing a consensus among the White House press corps. Prior to this Monday appearance, Obama had not made a solo press conference since June 19. ...more (w/video)...
  • What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

    08/01/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    What drives Barack Obama's "doubters and haters"? So asks Obama biographer David Maraniss in a recent op-ed article for the Washington Post. By doubters and haters he means the people who think Obama wasn't born in the U.S., that he's a secret Muslim or that he's a closet socialist. He has an answer: "Some of it can be attributed to the give-and-take of today's harsh ideological divide. Some of it can be explained by the way misinformation spreads virally to millions of like-minded people, reinforcing preconceptions. And some of it, I believe, arises out of fears of demographic changes in...
  • Jake Tapper Skewers Sorkin's 'The Newsroom'

    06/22/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The most entertaining thing about Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO series, "The Newsroom," could well be the scathing review of the show by ABC News senior White House correspondent, Jake Tapper, which appeared in The New Republic. As a bonus, Tapper also provides an hilarious takedown of the increasingly annoying SorkinSpeak, the bizzare shorthand manner in which his characters communicate with each other. So take it away, Jake: “The Newsroom,” which debuts June 24 on HBO, is sadly disappointing. There’s much to criticize in the media—and TV news in particular. But though “The Newsroom” intends to lecture its viewers on the...
  • Fast and Furious — Today’s Q’s for O’s WH

    06/21/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    abc ^ | 6/21/12 | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: The documents being blocked through executive privilege, are any of them to or from individuals in the White House, or are they all internal DOJ documents? CARNEY: I don’t have a way to characterize the documents in question here. I can tell you that long ago the administration provided documentation about specific questions regarding officials at the White House and the national security staff. That was a long time ago, again — and which speaks to — it was last fall — speaks to how prolonged this political investigation has been ongoing. The point I made earlier is that...
  • Jake Tapper to Carney: How about you cut the crap and admit that Obama supports gay marriage?

    05/07/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, what are the odds that Joe Biden and Arne Duncan and, oh, 99.9 percent of the rest of the liberal intelligentsia support legalizing gay marriage but The One doesn’t? It’s getting harder every day to sustain this charade, which is why Axelrod is suddenly eager to change the subject: Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday pivoted sharply to Mitt Romney’s views on gay marriage when reporters pressed him on the president’s stance on the issue. On a conference call with reporters, Axelrod said there’s a “clear distinction” between Obama’s views on gay-rights issues and the presumptive...
  • Jake Tapper is in Big, Big Trouble (ABC's World News Tonight reported the Truth!)

    03/09/2012 3:33:34 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jacob Tapper, our old buddy. Jake Tapper, ABC News. He may be in trouble today, folks, 'cause all the good graces he found himself in the way he reported on me this week, he's now stepped in it. Last night on ABC's World News Tonight, he happened to report the truth. There was a new Obama reelection campaign documentary out there, The Road We Traveled, it's a film directed by An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim, and this Guggenheim guy, by the way, has said in all of his investigating he can't find one thing wrong with...
  • The Obama of 1991 We Weren’t Allowed to See

    03/08/2012 5:19:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/8/12 | Jim Geraghty.
    I hadn’t planned on posting more of the Morning Jolt today, but the video from Obama’s Harvard days seems to be the big story of the morning. It becomes the big story when CNN’s morning program features an old sitcom-actor-turned-pundit Jay Thomas suggesting that Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak is a racist for making a point about Barack Obama’s support for a proponent of “critical race theory” during his days at Harvard Law School. Unbeknownst to Thomas, Pollak’s wife is black. Breitbart.com also has footage of Prof. Charles Ogletree showing the 1991 video of Obama to an audience and saying with...
  • Obama says I’ve made all the right choices

    One Tuesday, President Obama was interviewed by ABC’s Jake Tapper. Tapper has been the only journalist in the White House Press Corp who has been willing to ask tough questions and his relationship with Press Secretary Jay Carney has been contentious at best. The White House has been curt not only with Tapper but any journalist who dares confront the administration about an ever growing list of scandals and failed policy decisions which is why the President’s decision to sit down with Tapper was so surprising. During the interview they discussed a variety of topics ranging from the economy and...
  • Tapper vs. Carney: Was Awlaki Death Constitutional? (Video)

    09/30/2011 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 125 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/30/11 | Jake Tapper
    Tapper to Carney: "Do you not see at all... does the Administration not see at all how a president asserting that he has the right to kill an American citizen without due process and that he's not going to even explain why he thinks that he has that right, is troublesome to some people?"... http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=14642685
  • See Jake Run

    09/08/2011 11:11:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2011 | Matt Towery
    Finally the candy-pants White House press corps has come to its senses. Or at least a few members of that pro-Obama, softball-tossing group of so-called journalists have. Chief among them, and from traditional media, is ABC's Jake Tapper. I was amazed in early August when Tapper challenged the boyish-looking and smug presidential press secretary Jay Carney (who, ironically, is married to one of Tapper's fellow correspondents at ABC). Tapper up and asked what if any plans the president had to create jobs in America. It was part of a rare, unique barrage of questions toward Carney, and he was unable...
  • Jake Tapper Commits Journalism!

    08/05/2011 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 14 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-04-11 | Stoutcat
    ABC News’ Jake Tapper does a gorgeous job of getting Press Secretary Jay Carney to admit that the President, despite his renewed protestations of “laser-like focus” on jobs, really isn’t doing all that much. As usual. [video] Wouldn’t it have been nice to see this level of interest by reporters way back in 2007 and 2008?
  • Jake Tapper Concedes Media's Bias on Obama Medal of Honor Gaffe, Double Standard on Bachmann

    07/05/2011 2:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/5/11 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper appeared on the June 27 edition of Dennis Miller's radio show and conceded to a media blackout of Barack Obama's Medal of Honor gaffe. (The President confused a living recipient with the deceased Jared Monti who died in combat.) Tapper admitted that the President made "a big uncomfortable mistake." He added, "And I don't think that that got the same kind of coverage as, you know, when Sarah Palin got Paul Revere's ride-" Tapper's right. His own network, ABC, as well as CBS and NBC have skipped the Monti story. Tapper was away when...
  • Jake Tapper Claims Vietnam Swift Boat Vets Now Call Selves 'River Boat' Vets

    04/09/2011 6:52:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 76 replies
    Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Kristinn
    ABC News White House reporter Jake Tapper wrote on Twitter this evening:"Talking to a Vietnam Navy Vet who says Swift Boat veterans now call themselves "River Boat" vets bc of 2004 campaign."Tapper did not explain what about the 2004 campaign--John Kerry or the group that challenged Kerry's Vietnam service record, the Swift Boats Vets and POWs for Truth--have caused them to change how they describe themselves.