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  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Demolishes PLO Spokeswoman (VIDEO)

    07/10/2014 3:38:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 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.
  • Jake Tapper: Today’s Questions for Obama's White House

    03/26/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 25, 2011 | by Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: GE paid no taxes last year. Given that the CEO of GE is the head of the president's competitiveness and jobs council, I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on their paying no taxes last year. CARNEY: I hope so. But the -- look, I -- Jake, I'll just tell you. TAPPER: Front page of The New York Times. CARNEY: But I -- but I can -- I've read the story. The president has said that he is committed to corporate tax reform. TAPPER: Does it bother him? CARNEY: I haven't spoken to the president about this. TAPPER: Why...
  • Jake Tapper: No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow

    02/11/2011 9:47:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 123 replies
    Friday, February 11, 2011 | Kristinn
    ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper wrote on Twitter about 40 minutes ago that the Obama administration is basically clueless as to the ramifications to the United States of the overthrow of the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak."Also worth keeping in mind: cant find anyone in O admin who thinks whatever comes next will be better for U.S. interests than Mubarak was"This comes after Obama campaigned for Mubarak's overthrow.
  • Jake Tapper Rips Former President Bush Over Katrina Comments

    11/09/2010 5:00:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    Tuesday, November 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper attacked former President George W. Bush over his comments about being called a racist by rapper Kanye West over Hurricane Katrina.Writing on Twitter this afternoon while accompanying Barack Obama on his Asian trip, Tapper wrote a series of comments ripping Bush:President Bush says @KanyWest's comments were "one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency." Really?about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck imagine if in 5 years President Obama said one of the most disgusting moments of his presidency was when Glenn Beck called him racistabout 2 hours ago via TweetDeck the dead body...
  • Jake Tapper Spends Friday Night Fighting Moonbats on Twitter Over Breitbart on ABC News

    10/29/2010 7:54:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Friday, Ocotber 29, 2010 | Kristinn
    ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is spending the Friday night of Halloween weekend fighting off an attack by rabid moonbats angered by ABC's announcement that Big Government publisher Andrew Breitbart would be giving election night analysis on the network.Also appearing on ABC News will be the editor of Breitbart's Big Journalism, Dana Loesch.Tapper has alternated from jocularity, to polite referrals to ABC management, and from resignation to hostility in responding to the barrage of attacks by the moonbats.Tapper has spent the past three hours on Twitter battling the unhinged moonbats: And by the way I suggested that Mork...
  • Jake Tapper Asks Axelrod About Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate

    10/11/2010 5:38:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 177 replies · 1+ views
    Monday, October 11, 2010 | Kristinn
    During the course of questioning about the Obama administration's attacks on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper brought up the issue of Barack Obama refusing to release his long form Hawaii birth certificate in an interview today with senior White House adviser David Axelrod.Axelrod said that Obama's birth certificate "has been available to people."When Tapper followed up by asking if the long form version (aka the original with more information than the shorter publicly released version) has been released, Axelrod ducked the question with this bizarre rejoinder, “the only people who want to keep...
  • What part of "My Muslim Faith" doesn't the MSM understand? (Vanity)

    08/19/2010 9:58:31 AM PDT · by library user · 28 replies
    Self/ABCNews/YouTube ^ | August 19, 2010 | Self
    I hate vanities as much as the next person (seriesly), but FNC has been playing this headline all morning:POLL: MORE AMERICANS WRONGLY BELIEVE OBAMA MUSLIMThere is one word which does not belong in the above headline. Any guesses?For those who don't know, here's a flashback to 0's interview with George Stephanopoulis BEFORE the 2008 election.Obama slips up: "My Muslim Faith" Why is this video not played more ... on FNC or anywhere? If it was FNC wouldn't be using the word "wrongly" in the above headline.Honestly, how many of us who aren't Muslim accidentally say "My Muslim Faith..."
  • Dude, Where's My Discrimination? Tapper Notes Lack of Discrimination Charge in Arizona Lawsuit

    07/07/2010 5:29:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. ---Thomas Jefferson, The United States Declaration of Independence. Oops! So what happened to all that discrimination and violation of civil rights that the Arizona immigration law was supposed to cause? Apparently the federal government decided it was so lacking that they didn't include it in their lawsuit against the Arizona law. Jake Tapper of ABC News notes the distinct lack of a discrimination charge...
  • ABC should keep Tapper as host of This Week

    06/25/2010 9:15:24 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 06/26/2010 | Tom Jicha
    Each week brings a new reminder of the mega mistake ABC News is about to make bringing in Christiane Amanpour as the host of “This Week.” Jake Tapper should have been the first choice and is demonstrarting weekly that he is the ideal choice. He keeps the show moving and is equally tough on representatives of both sides of the political spectrum. From a business standpoint, this past Sunday’s Tapper-hosted “This Week” was up 6% over a year ago in the 25-54 demographic all these shows chase. Tapper’s edition also was up a percentage point in overall audience from a...
  • Jake Tapper Yells After a Silent BP CEO Tony Hayward, “How’s that Relative Trickle Going?” – Video

    06/17/2010 12:26:00 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 582+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 17, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from yesterday of Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher following BP CEO Tony Hayward and asking him if he knows what “the Government can do to you” if they do not comply with requirements being imposed on them. Hayward just ignored him and other reporters’ questions as he walked away from the White House. It is interesting to note that at the end of the video, you can see ABC News’ White House Correspondent Jake Tapper hollering after Hayward, “How’s that relative trickle going?”
  • Jake Tapper: Today's Qs for O's WH

    04/21/2010 1:22:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 681+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: Do you -- does the administration have an opinion on those in Wall Street who say that these -- this action you're proposing with derivatives would cost them hundreds of millions, if not a billion, dollars to take those steps? GIBBS: Well, look, again, I think that we have to figure out a way, and the president believes that bringing activities like this out of the dark and into an exchange that's regulated is a commonsense step that prevents the potential for a set of risky decisions to be made that -- that no one but taxpayers bear responsibility...
  • Joe & Mika Miffed Tapper Not Tapped For ‘This Week’

    04/19/2010 5:09:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 845+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some cross-network love for Jake Tapper on Morning Joe today, as MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski expressed respect for ABC’s Jake Tapper, and disappointment that ABC News had not chosen him as permanent host of its Sunday talk show, This Week. Instead of elevating its home-grown talent, ABC has brought in Christiane Amanpour, late of CNN, to fill the vacancy created by George Stephanopoulos’ move to Good Morning America. Joe and Mika made their comments after rolling tape of Tapper asking Bill Clinton, in an interview aired yesterday, whether he should have been considered to fill the impending Supreme...
  • ABC's Jake Tapper Told By Chinese Official To Stop Interview Of Student At Obama Town Hall (Video)

    11/16/2009 6:46:22 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 1,238+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/16/09 | talkradio03
    Jake Tapper gets visit by Chinese official while interviewing a student at Shanghai Town Hall, the official "commanded" them to stop the interview...(Video)
  • Obama Tells Tapper that the House Health Bill is "a Health Care Bill, Not an Abortion Bill" - Video

    11/10/2009 7:08:42 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 314+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of an ABC News "Nightline" Interview President Obama did with correspondent Jake Tapper. Tapper asked Obama about the amendment to the House Health Care Bill that would prevent abortions being paid for. Obama said "this is a Health Care Bill, not an abortion bill." Obama also said that visiting Dover to honor the remains of servicemen and women who have been killed in action has a huge impact on him as he considers what to do going forward in Afghanistan. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Best tweet of the day!

    11/03/2009 9:10:31 PM PST · by Justaham · 14 replies · 843+ views
    Twitter ^ | Jake Tapper
    NBC's "The Biggest Loser" is at the White House tonight. This is not a joke.
  • Today’s Qs for O’s WH – 10/20/2009 (Jake Tapper/ABC to Gibbs)

    10/20/2009 8:39:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 887+ views
    ABC News/Political Punch ^ | 10-20-09 | Jake Tapper
    From this morning’s gaggle in White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ office: Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one – (Crosstalk) Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage....