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  • The Fall of CNN

    03/19/2017 7:32:59 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 19, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Once upon a time, CNN provided 24/7, serious news coverage of world events. The network was born in 1980 and gained viewers with live coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the rescue of baby Jessica McClure in 1987. In the 1980s it was the only all news cable network in the world. But, CNN didnt garner international attention until the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent US led Gulf War in the winter of 1991. CNN not only came to prominence during the Gulf War, they owned Gulf War news coverage. The first Persian...
  • CNN Meltdown: Jake Tapper Says White House Is Un-American For Blocking Them From Presser

    02/24/2017 4:12:36 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies ^ | Feb 24th, 2017
    CNN is having a bad day. They were blocked from a question-and-answer media gaggle that White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer held today and they are not handling it well. Jake Tapper came unhinged and called the White House un-American for blocking out various outlets. Barack Hussein Obama did this routinely but Jake Tapper was fine with it because it only affected conservative media. The tables have turned and watching the meltdown is sinfully delicious.
  • CNNs Jake Tapper Fires Back at Trumps Fake News Charge

    01/17/2017 10:12:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/17/2017 | Matt Wilstein
    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...
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Corrects Sean Spicer and Scolds Buzzfeed After Press Conference

    01/11/2017 2:04:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 01/11/2017 | by Lindsey Ellefson
    As soon as the long-awaited press conference from President-elect Donald Trump wrapped up this afternoon, CNNs Jake Tapper took on the days speakers and main players for their treatment of his organization. First, he addressed incoming press secretary Sean Spicer, who insinuated that CNN had also published the dossier of unverified reports on the President-elect that Buzzfeed posted last night. In reality, CNN reported that it existed and that Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on its existence; only Buzzfeed released the document itself. Tapper noted as much in his broadcast. CNN never did that. We never provided even...
  • Jennifer Tapper (Jake's wife) (Some very interesting choices of favorite D.C. restaurants)

    12/08/2016 10:08:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    Inspired by advocacy and social justice, a mom-of-two leads by example With a devotion to womens and childrens health and safety issues, Jennifer Tapper, 37, finds Washington the ideal place in which to raise her family. With all its passionate people trying to improve the world, and those policymakers who have the power to do so, its one of the reasons I love living in this town, says Tapper, mom to Alice, seven, and Jack, four. When shes not home in Northwest DC with her kids, Tapper works as an advocacy consultant, sharing knowledge from her early professional years as...
  • Vanity: Prayer for Steve Bannon

    11/11/2016 3:30:39 PM PST · by Sontagged · 21 replies ^ | 11/11/16 | Vanity
    Dear Lord Jesus: Jake Tapper seems to be slandering Stephen Bannon today; we ask You would unveil the hidden motives and deceptive media memes today around Mr Bannon and President Elect Trump; we saw how You moved in power during this election and we again beseech You, not because we deserve it, but because You are good, Lord God; we ask You to confuse all lying tongues in high places and prove out these lies for the Truth. We also ask that You unveil the secret motives and secret pay offs behind the Trump rioters; grant us peace, Lord, You...
  • Ken Bone Quickly Falls from Liberal Grace Due to Thought Crimes

    10/15/2016 11:42:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    He was the toast of the liberal media for a few days after first hitting the national scene last Sunday in St. Louis during the second presidential debate. For a very brief time he was hailed as a cuddly bear stuffed into a tight red sweater who was so cute that it made you want to hug him. And then by Friday...he became an instant non-person to liberals due to very un-PC Thought Crime remarks from his past on Reddit.Of course, I am referring to Ken Bone who appeared as one of the undecided voters asking a question during the...
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Presses Slippery Hillary Aide Robby Mook on Sanctuary Cities

    09/25/2016 7:21:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    He slips! He slides! He dodges every which way andeven Jake Tapper can't pin Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, down on whether she supports sanctuary cities. To give Tapper credit, he tried to pin Mook down twice but the Clinton campaign manager managed to slip away without giving anything resembling a yes/no answer on this morning's State of the Union on CNN. Before Mook was even finished uttering his first sentence you just knew there was no way he was going to really answer Tapper's question.
  • Trump criticized for bait and switch on birther statement

    09/17/2016 9:23:09 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 52 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 17, 2016 2:55 am | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) Donald Trumps renouncement of birtherism came with some media gamesmanship that compelled television news networks to air 20 minutes of endorsements by retired military men before the candidate briefly got to the point. We all got Rick-rolled, said CNNs Jake Tapper, a reference to the Internet prank of replacing an expected link with a video of singer Rick Astleys 1987 hit, Never Gonna Give You Up. The bad blood continued after the Friday morning event when the Trump campaign barred text reporters and a television producer from joining him on a tour of the new Trump...
  • Paul Manafort Full Interview With Jack Tapper CNN State Of The Union (8/14/2016)

    08/14/2016 11:48:03 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 14th, 2016
  • Jake Tapper: Trump 'Living Rent-Free in President Obama's Head'

    06/30/2016 8:34:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 30, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    According to CNN's Jake Tapper, Donald Trump is currently living inside Barack Obama's head, constantly uppermost in his thoughts, no matter the situation. And in this case the situation was the press conference yesterday at the North American Leaders Conference in Ottawa, Canada. During CNN's The Lead, Wednesday, Tapper explained:
  • Paul Ryan endorses Donald Trump

    06/02/2016 1:55:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | By Eric Bradner and Deirdre Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he's voting for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. In an op-ed for the Janesville Gazette of Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan -- who sparked a political firestorm last month when he told CNN's Jake Tapper he was "just not ready" to back his party's nominee -- says he is now convinced Trump will advance the Republican agenda. "I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people's lives. That's why I'll be voting for him this fall," Ryan wrote. He added, "It's no secret that he...
  • Bernin Bridges Senator Bernie Sanders Endorses Wasserman-Shultz Primary Opponent (video)

    05/21/2016 1:39:47 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sundance
    It looks like we might want to pay attention to provocateur Jake Tapper and State of the Union tomorrow as he interviews Bernie Sanders. In a recently released snippet from the interview Bernie goes full wolverine on the DNC and specifically DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. When Tapper thought he would corner Sanders about an openly pro-Sanders Schultz primary opponent, Senator Sanders didnt flinch and said he fully supports her challenger. However, Bernie didnt stop there. He said if he wins the nomination Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will be removed from the DNC.
  • Jake Tapper Draws Tipper Gore Reality Check on Prince's Passing

    04/24/2016 10:04:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The most entertaining part of CNN's State Of The Union is often the tail end whenhost Jake Tapper presents cartoons he has drawn to illustrate stories in the news. And today he did not disappoint with an interesting angle on the death of Prince, namely the Tipper Gore connection. He reminded us via illustrationsthat Tipper Gore's once notorious Parents Music Research Center came about in reaction to Tipper and her daughter listening to a Prince album.
  • Will Jake Tapper Become the New Face of Colt 45 Beer?

    04/08/2016 6:50:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 8, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Drive around outside at around daybreak and it is not an unusual sight to see men leaning against the outside walls of convenience stores chugging from cans wrapped in brown bags. Most often the brew of choice among such men is Colt 45 malt liquor. However, don't be too surprised if among such early morning Colt 45 fans, you spot Jake Tapper, host of CNN's The Lead, taking a chug from this brew and, perhaps, handing it off to his colleague, Wolf Blitzer. Such a speculation is not totally off the convenience store wall since Tapper seems to have embraced...
  • CNNs Tapper, Trump Battle Over Rally Protests: Report it Right

    03/13/2016 7:22:29 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/13/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, after an extensive questioning from host Jake Tapper on the recent protests and violence at his rallies, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was not encouraging violence and accused CNN of misreporting. Partial transcript as follows: TAPPER: Now, protests on the campaign trail are obviously nothing new. I have seen one in every previous election I have covered, but in every one I have seen before the leader on the stage tries to lower the temperature, not raise it. Do you ever consider whether you should be trying to lower the temperature...
  • Be careful Bernie': Trump threatens to send supporters to Sanders rallies

    03/13/2016 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/13/2016 | John Wagner
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump threatened Sunday to send his supporters to infiltrate the campaign rallies of Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, whom Trump continued to insist was behind disruptions at his events. Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events, Trump said on Twitter. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!
  • BREAKING: Trump touts Carson endorsement in debate surprise

    03/10/2016 7:36:36 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Donald Trump brought a surprise to Thursday night's debatean endorsement from former presidential rival Ben Carson. The New York billionaire was asked by moderator Jake Tapper what his specific issues were with Common Core when he pivoted to his endorsement. I was with Dr. Carson today, whos endorsing me by the way tomorrow morning, and we spoke for over an hour on education, Trump said. He wants a lot of different things that are terrific. Im gonna have Ben very much involved with education, Trump said.
  • Rubio, Cruz, Kasich All Backed Obamatrade, Pretend They Didnt at Miami Debate

    03/11/2016 3:46:36 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | March 10
    At Thursday nights Republican debate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Kasich, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) all parroted talking points about trade that do not seem to match their prior legislative records and statements on the critical issue. While Donald Trump has articulated his vociferous opposition to President Barack Obamas trade agenda in practically every GOP debate, tonight marked the first debate in which all of the other candidates were asked about their previous support for trade globalism. ... Jake Tapper then asked Cruz: You were a supporter of the Pacific trade deal [TPP], but after taking some heat from...
  • Tapper to Rubio: Are you in denial?

    03/02/2016 9:19:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Marco Rubio had a rough Super Tuesday until the end of the night, at least in the W column, and in two interviews he got pressed on whether he had a realistic chance of prevailing for the Republican nomination. After having come in a close second in Virginia, where Rubio had hoped to perhaps score an upset victory, and falling off the pace elsewhere, Jake Tapper had a question for Rubio. "Is there a certain amount of denial that you're in?"(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rubio makes the argument (shown in brief here) that this Super Tuesday isn't about wins and losses but simply tallying...
  • Pro-Rubio PAC launches ad hitting Trump for KKK comments

    02/29/2016 12:30:09 PM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 29, 2016 | Fredreka Schouten
    A super PAC supporting Republican Marco Rubio's presidential campaign released a new commercial Monday that slams Donald Trump for his refusal to disavow ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke during a weekend television interview. The ad from the Conservative Solutions PAC opens with CNN's Jake Tapper describing how he asked Trump three times whether he would reject the support of Duke and the KKK. The ad then cuts to Trump, saying, "Well, I have to look at the group."
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH SPARKS OUTRAGE After Suggesting Trump is Pandering for KKK Vote

    02/29/2016 12:50:56 PM PST · by dlt · 309 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-29-16 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Donald Trump went on CNN and was asked once again about David Dukes endorsement. Trump told Jake Tapper he didnt know anything about David Duke or white supremacy. This sent shock waves across the liberal media and GOP establishment circles.
  • Video: Donald Trump Responds To David Duke Controversy | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    02/29/2016 12:39:26 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 29 Feb 2016 | Today Show
    Trump at timestamp 1:40
  • Trump Declines to Disavow David Duke and the KKK -- But Only on Sunday

    02/29/2016 1:31:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Rush ^ | February 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Everybody is stunned over Trump. Nobody understands how Trump is still breathing. Nobody understands how Trump's still pulling this off. You wouldn't believe the theories that I've received from people sending me notes telling me what they think is really going on. And I guess the latest brouhaha with Trump is, he was on CNN with Jake Tapper yesterday, and he tried to act like he didn't know who David Duke was, and he would not denounce David Duke nor would he denounce the Ku Klux Klan. Yet he had done so on previous occasions. He used...
  • As Oscar Cameo Reaction Proves, Unrepentant Stacey Dash Is Worth Every Penny Fox News Pays Her

    02/29/2016 1:30:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies ^ | | 12:15 pm, February 29th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    If you cover media and particularly cable news long enough, you realize certain on-air folks check off certain boxes. Example: CNNs Jake Tapper is one of the few hosts out there who checks off the objectivity box. Myopic liberals accuse him of being a secret conservative, myopic conservatives accuse him of cow-towing to liberals. Those with some level of lucidity see Tapper as simply a curious journalist who asks probing questions regardless of political party/alliance of the interviewee. Others who check off this box are Foxs Chris Wallace and NBCs Lester Holt. Another box in the broadcast news business is...
  • CNN anchor Jake Tapper asks Donald Trump 3 times if he would condemn David Duke and the KKK

    02/28/2016 7:22:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 243 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2016 | Colin Campbell
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly asked Donald Trump on Sunday to denounce David Duke's support for his candidacy, but Trump insisted he didn't know anything about about the former KKK grand wizard. "Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don't want his vote and that of other white supremacists in this election?" Tapper asked Trump on "State of the Union." But Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, said he didn't have enough information to answer the question: I don't know anything about David Duke, OK? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy...
  • Gov. John Kasich on State of the Union: Full Interview

    02/28/2016 9:46:31 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 15 replies
    Published on Feb 28, 2016 Gov. John Kasich looked ahead to Super Tuesday contests and predicted Trump will win "probably all of them" in an interview with Jake Tapper.
  • Cruz: Rubio would be better president than Trump

    02/26/2016 2:09:51 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said late Thursday that rival Marco Rubio would make a better president than Republican front-runner Donald Trump. "Marco is not my enemy, Marco and I are friends. Marco and I would both make a much better candidate and a much better president than would Donald," Cruz told CNN's Jake Tapper after Thursday's Republican debate. "I like Donald personally. He's a charming guy, although he can turn on you in an instant," Cruz continued.
  • CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System [VIDEO]

    02/13/2016 3:47:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/16 | Steve Guest
    CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the “rigged” process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sanders’ 22 point shellacking of Clinton. Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, “I’m not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.” (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders) “Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in...
  • Jake Tapper Criticizes Mocking Press Coverage of Trump

    02/12/2016 11:29:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 12, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Some of the mocking press coverage of Donald Trump is so over the top that it is a surprise that there has been so little criticism of the absurd antics of such media outlets as the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post. Fortunately there is one bright light to counter this absurdity in the form of Jake Tapper of CNN. Tapper expressed his criticism in an interview published yesterday in The Wrap.
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Calls Anti-Trump Headlines 'Very Height of Elitism'

    02/11/2016 4:51:35 PM PST · by onyx · 21 replies
    TheWrap ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Flood
    “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap CNN’s Jake Tapper is not impressed with Huffington Post and New York Daily News headlines mocking Donald Trump.“I think those are business decisions that they are making, not journalistic decisions. They think that will appeal to readers and allow them to carve out a niche to get clicks or have newspapers purchased,” said the host of “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” in an interview with TheWrap.“But, I think journalistically,...
  • Sundance (Conservative Treehouse) Calls Jake Tapper Out On Jeb's TelePrompter

    09/10/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 70 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 10, 2015 | @TheLastRefuge2 (Sundance of Conservative Treehouse)
    @jaketapper Bush looks to be using a teleprompter (reflecting off his glasses) in your interview. Right beside camera lens. - @TheLastRefuge2 < img src="">
  • Video: Hillary Clinton Not Pleased With FBI Investigation Question

    01/18/2016 8:21:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Guy Benson
    With Bernie Sanderson the march and hot on her tail, Hillary Clinton agreed to subject herself to an interview blitz ahead of last night's Democratic debate. On ABC News,she weighed in on her allies'good cop/bad cop routine regarding the release ofSanders' medical records. On NBC's Meet the Press, she wasconfronted with quotes from voters who articulated the reasons behind her likability an trustworthiness struggles. And on CNN, she shot daggers at anchor Jake Tapper for asking a reasonable, relevant question about the FBI'songoing, expanded criminal investigation into her improper, unsecure, national security-compromising private email server. If icy glares could kill...
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • Jake Tapper Questions Legality of Gitmo Detainee Transfer to U.S. Soil

    01/14/2016 5:15:56 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    With a phone and a pen. That is the answer as to how President Obama can transfer Guantanamo detainees to prisons on the U.S. mainland despite the fact that Congress expressly prohibited this. However, kudos to Jake Tapper on The Lead today for questioning the legality of such a transfer during an interview with an equally skeptical CNN Pentagon Correspondent, Barbara Starr.
  • 10 U.S. sailors in Iranian custody

    01/12/2016 2:26:41 PM PST · by Signalman · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/12/2016 | By Barbara Starr, Jim Sciutto and Jim Acosta,
    Washington (CNN)Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody after two small U.S. naval craft apparently briefly entered Iranian territorial waters, a U.S. senior defense official said Tuesday. The official, however, expects the situation to be resolved quickly. A senior administration official said there is nothing to indicate this was anything hostile on the part of any entity in Iran, adding that the U.S. has received high-level assurances that the sailors will be released promptly. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told CNN's Jake Tapper that President Barack Obama will be in touch with members of Congress about the incident. "Certainly,...
  • Van Jones: Trump Inspiring White Supremacists

    01/11/2016 1:27:47 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 94 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/11/2015 | Mark Tapson
    In the segment, host Jake Tapper played an audio clip from a robocall making the rounds in Iowa from a white nationalist group that supports Trump but has no official connection to him. Tapper asked for comments, and Jones responded: “It will be denounced. It should be denounced. But this is troubling. If I were Trump, is it time to look in the mirror? Who am I inspiring? Who am I attracting? Why will horrible racist groups say the I’m the only candidate that speaks for them? My deep concern is that Donald Trump is beginning to legitimate some of...
  • Ted Cruz dismisses ‘SWAMP THEORIES’ about his citizenship

    01/09/2016 9:48:35 AM PST · by Isara · 236 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 9, 2016 | soopermexican
    I’m kinda surprised that Jake Tapper pursued this line of questioning against Ted Cruz, but he hit it out of the park. Watch below:Ted Cruz dismisses citizenship 'swamp theories' (Video)It really is ridiculous and it’s not surprising that his opponents are pushing this issue when he is winning in Iowa.
  • Trump slams Bill Clinton's 'sexism' in attack on Hillary Clinton

    12/27/2015 9:47:25 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | Jake Tapper, Bill Crystal, Anita Dunn
    JT: You saw it in the piece, just a second ago, in which he basically said "do not play the woman card, the war on women card, or the woman being degraded card, Hillary... he was warning her, it seemed very clear he was saying "I will be talking... you keep doing that, I'm going to talk about Bill." JT: Isn't that a risk? AD: No, I... I want to take issue... JT: Not Bill Crystal. AD: I understand... and I will defend Bill Crystal... BC: Thank you. AD: But no, I actually want to take issue with something Bill...
  • Donald Trump Hits Scalia Over Affirmative Action Remarks

    12/13/2015 1:02:11 PM PST · by VinL · 92 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/15 | Chuck Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is siding with many Democrats in criticizing conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia over comments he made about African American student achievement during oral arguments earlier this week of the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas. "I thought his remarks were very tough,"Trump said of Scalia in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that aired Sunday. "They were very, very tough to a certain community," the Republican front-runner continued. "I thought it was very tough to the African-American community." Scalia's remarks, made Wednesday, drew accusations of racism from Democrats and liberal activists who...
  • Trump: 'I have far better judgment' than Cruz

    12/13/2015 10:19:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump says he has "far better judgment" than Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz after recordings revealed the Texas senator questioning the Republican front-runner on that subject. "I was against going into Iraq," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." "That's good judgment. I was for bombing (ISIS's) oil long before anyone else was talking about it. That's good judgment. I have great judgment. I would say I have far better judgment than Ted."
  • Trump: I wrote Ben Carson a note after talk of brokered convention

    12/11/2015 10:57:01 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Washington (CNN)After Ben Carson bashed swirling reports of Republican Party officials discussing the possibility of a brokered convention, Donald Trump wrote him a note to thank him for his "excellent" point. "I watched what Ben said. I agreed with him 100%. I even wrote him a little note. I thought it was excellent, and frankly, he may be right," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in Des Moines before holding a campaign rally. "I've been hearing about these closed door meetings, and I don't like that."
  • Tapper to Cruz: Are You ‘Endorsing Conservative Intolerance’ by Attending Event with Activist...

    11/06/2015 7:54:02 AM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Tapper to Cruz: Are You 'Endorsing Conservative Intolerance' by Attending Event with Activist Pastor Wrapping up his interview with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday’s edition of The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper asked Cruz about the upcoming National Religious Liberties Conference he’s attending in Iowa this weekend and if Cruz is “endorsing conservative intolerance” since its organized by an activist pastor named Kevin Swanson. Tapper arrived at his concluding question by providing background on Swanson and what he described as a history of “very inflammatory things about gays and lesbians” that included calls for Christians to...
  • Cruz: Ramp Up Airstrikes, Arm Kurds Against ISIS, US Could ‘Focus’ Russia On ISIS, Doesn’t...

    11/06/2015 7:21:36 AM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that if ISIS took down the Russian airliner, it’s “an opportunity for the United States to focus Russia’s energy on ISIS” and expressed support for greater arming of the Kurds to fight ISIS and increased airstrikes while not expressing support for putting US boots on the ground on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”Cruz said that if ISIS is responsible for the downing of a Russian airliner in Sinai, “this is an opportunity for the United States to focus Russia’s energy on ISIS. ISIS is the face...
  • Trump: 'I will be a great unifier'

    10/25/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump believes he would "absolutely" be a force for bipartisanship, but in an interview this weekend neither Republicans nor Democrats escaped a barrage of attacks from the GOP presidential candidate ... And he lamented the House Select Committee on Benghazi's questioning of Clinton, a hearing he called "very partisan" that "hurts both parties" and "hurts the country." "The level of hatred between Republicans and Democrats was unbelievable. The level of -- I've never seen anything like it," Trump said. "I'm going to unify. This country is totally divided. Barack Obama has divided this country unbelievably. And it's all, it's...
  • PLO terror spin proves too much even for CNN

    10/23/2015 8:28:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/22/2015, 7:12 PM | Gil Ronen
    Maen Rashid Erekat, the chief of the PLO Delegation in Washington [] claimed that Israel was executing Palestinians without trial and that police should injure and apprehend terrorists instead of shooting them dead. This spin proved too much for Tapper, however, and he explained that anyone attacking policemen with a knife in the US would also be shot.
  • What Jake Tapper Wants You to Know

    10/20/2015 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | October 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    A little housekeeping here to kick off. Yesterday on the program we had a sound bite, Jake Tapper, CNN, interviewing Mrs. Clinton, I think it was last Friday. The sound bite consisted of Jake Tapper trying to ask her about e-mails and the FBI investigation into her e-mails and server, and she was just laughing. Just cackling. Arkansas Broadbeam type stuff, which we have highlighted before. We played the bite twice and we looped the cackle laughter, and I made the remark that that's it, I mean, that's what we got. Well, that's all I had seen. I had seen...
  • You Have to Hear This to Believe It

    10/19/2015 5:31:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there are some vulnerabilities for Mrs. Clinton notwithstanding. This is something you have to hear. You have to hear this to believe it. You can't read about it and get the flavor. You have to hear it. You don't have to see it. I can paint the visual picture for you. Mrs. Clinton is being interviewed by Jacob Tapper on CNN. This happened last Friday. It was during a discussion about the controversy surrounding her private e-mail server. Remember, this is just shortly after the Democrat debate where she supposed skunked the field. She supposedly mopped that stage...
  • Donald Trump flipped out at Mitt Romney after he said Trump wouldn't be the GOP nominee

    10/18/2015 6:16:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
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