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  • Tapper to Jay Carney: The Good Wife Had More Obama Officials Than Paris Rally

    01/13/2015 12:46:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/13/15 | Evan McMurry
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper continued his prosecution of the Obama administration for not sending a high-level official to the Paris Unity Rally yesterday. He lit into former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a CNN contributor, on Monday, asking what the administration was thinking in skipping the rally. Carney argued the security challenges of a president in an open rally would have distracted from the rally’s Franco-centric message. “I take your point on the president,” Tapper responded. “But Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, somebody else from the administration? Chuck Hagel?” RELATED: Zakaria on U.S.’s Absence from Paris Rally: Why God...
  • Tapper: "This Is A Wave"

    11/05/2014 3:35:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies ^ | November 5,2014 | Breitbart TV
    Following early election results Tuesday night on CNN, Anderson Cooper asked “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper whether he thought Republican success represented a GOP “wave.”
  • The Islamic State Is Here

    10/09/2014 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    During the recent race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, CNN’s Jake Tapper was walking down a street and filming a segment when someone emerged out of the shadows behind him, holding a banner emblazoned, “ISIS is here.” At that point it was just a threat, or a boast, or both, but on Tuesday Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said that the Islamic State was doing all it could to make it a reality: “At least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas.”
  • 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...
  • Tapper Blasts WH Chief of Staff: 'How Many Dead Veterans Do You Need?'

    05/15/2014 5:42:41 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 15 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5/15/2014 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN's "The Lead" anchor Jake Tapper grilled White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough over the scandal involving failures of the Department of Veterans Affairs to give veterans timely treatment. Tapper detailed the failures under current VA Secretary Eric Shinseki such as the 2011 Legionnaires Disease outbreak and the fact that the VA officials responsible for the outbreak were given perfect performance reviews and raises, and blasted the “culture of no accountability” at the VA. He also detailed a 2013 letter from House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) raising concern over malfeasance within the VA healthcare system that...
  • Tapper: Carney’s Benghazi Comments ‘Dissembling, Obfuscating, and Often Insulting’

    05/01/2014 6:15:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Josh Feldman
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper appeared on Hugh Hewitt‘s radio show today to take on Jay Carney‘s spin of the latest Benghazi news. Tapper didn’t join Hewitt in calling Carney a liar, but remarked that he found Carney’s comments “dissembling, obfuscating, and often insulting.” Tapper said the White House’s version of events “does not sit with what I think happened.” He said the White House “leaned heavily into” a narrative that was helpful to them in an election year, but didn’t go as far as Hewitt, who suggested there is a “cover-up underway.” Hewitt said looking at all of Carney’s spinning,...
  • 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...
  • Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor" Sets This Journalist Straight on What It Means to Protect America

    01/18/2014 2:52:52 PM PST · by upchuck · 53 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Ericka Andersen
    Movie critics have called “Lone Survivor” the best war-time movie since “Saving Private Ryan.” The film — based on the true story of Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan — caused CNN’s Jake Tapper to question the operation that took the lives of 19 men. The Navy SEALs were tasked to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah when an unexpected event forced them into a deadly situation.During a tense interview with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and Mark Wahlberg, who plays Luttrell in the movie, Tapper questioned if the lives of the 19 men were lost “senselessly.” Luttrell...
  • 'Lone Survivor' Takes on CNN's Jake Tapper

    01/13/2014 8:55:16 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 12, 2014 | Tim Graham
    TAPPER: One of the emotions I felt while watching the film is, first of all, just the hopelessness of the situation, how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of these brave American men. And I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don't want any more senseless American death LUTTRELL: Well, I don't know what part of the film you were watching, but hopelessness really ever came into it. Where did you see that? We never felt like...
  • Glenn Beck ridiculously scolds CNN’s Jake Tapper in 2 a.m. battle (BS!)

    01/12/2014 9:25:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-12-2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    Why would CNN’s Jake Tapper bring a U.S. soldier on his show and blatantly insult him and the 11 SEALS and 8 soldiers who died alongside him in combat in Afghanistan? Answer: He wouldn’t. He didn’t. But thanks to conservative radio personality and world renowned dingbat Glenn Beck and The Blaze‘s Oliver Darcy, Tapper was still up at 2 a.m. this morning arguing for journalism to happen. In other words, he wanted his words interpreted fairly. He wanted what he voiced Friday to be spelled out without the glaze of crazy. On his program Friday, Tapper interviewed former Navy SEAL...
  • MUST SEE TV: CNN’s Jake Tapper Schooled By War Hero Marcus Lutrell (Video)(Watch this!!)

    01/11/2014 6:06:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-11-2014 | Jim Hoft
    What an awful display of liberal media bias. Jake Tapper lectured former Navy SEAL and war hero Marcus Lutrell about “senseless war” yesterday. Tapper was talking about the war in Afghanistan, a war that was started only after Al-Qaeda blew up the World Trade Center Towers in New York City kiling 3,000 Americans. Marcus Latrell let him have it. via Young Conservatives: CNN’s Jake Tapper: “One of the emotions that I felt, while watching the film is first of all the hopelessness of the situation — how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of...
  • Hugh Hewitt to CNN’s Jake Tapper: Why Did Media Fixate on Incorrect AR-15 Report?

    09/17/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/17/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Hewitt called this “outcomes-based journalism,” and Tapper admitted he wasn’t quite sure where the story originated. He didn’t profess to speak for the motivations of any of the reporters that picked up on it, but admitted “there’s certainly a meme that this fits into” with the pro-gun control crowd.RELATED: The Media on Activist Autopilot with Embarrassing, Preemptive AR-15 BashingReflecting on this story and the Boston bombing, Tapper said the lesson is that “there’s a lot of information, a lot of it’s conflicting, and a lot of it’s wrong.” He warned that “just because it’s coming from authorities doesn’t mean it’s...
  • Navy Yard Shooter was "a liberal" who very much agreed with Obama-CNN Interview

    09/17/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 61 replies
    Paraphrasing: "Alexis was a liberal. He was not happy at all with the former administration and was upset about it [Bush]. I on the other hand am Conservative and we agreed to disagree on politics. He was very much for this [Obama] Administration and was very gung-ho for his agenda."
  • Jake Tapper: Obama learned extent of Egypt violence Thursday morning

    08/15/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 15, 2013 | ASHE SCHOW
    CNN host Jake Tapper said President Obama's decision to speak about the violence in Egypt on Thursday came after a phone call that morning where he was informed about the severity of the situation. Tapper said the news came from a senior White House official, who said Obama was briefed on the situation by National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday. Apparently, the woman who had blamed the September 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi on a Youtube video did not fully inform the president during his vacation about the violence taking place in Egypt. "But this morning, the president had...
  • Jake Tapper: Remember when Rand Paul asked Hillary about gun running in Libya?

    08/01/2013 5:26:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-1-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Jake Tapper: Remember when Rand Paul asked Hillary about gun running in Libya?Posted at 8:05 pm on August 1, 2013 by Twitchy Staff Recall H Clinton answer when Sen Paul asked about gun-running: "you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex."— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 01, 2013 Nearly a year out from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, CNN’s Jake Tapper unveiled what looks like an enormous puzzle piece that’s been missing from the “phony scandal.” On today’s episode of “The Lead,” sources told CNN...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • Bam! DNC’s Woodhouse tells journos to suck up off-the-record Holder meeting

    05/30/2013 7:17:04 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/29 | twitchy
    Bam! CNN’s Jake Tapper let DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse have it. And for good reason. As Twitchy reported, the Obama administration is now trying to summon journalists for an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Holder. Funnily enough, some journalists are refusing. Whatever happened to the most transparent administration evah?! And why would they want to privately meet with the James Rosen-targeting Holder? Would they be next? The DNC’s Woodhouse decided to spin by douche-tweeting. It’s totally the journalists’ fault, you see.
  • Jake Tapper Warns Obama Supporters To ‘Remember The Precedent’ He’s Setting When A GOP’er Is In WH

    05/22/2013 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Noah Rothman ^ | 5/22/13 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, CNN anchor Jake Tapper dug into the controversial way in which members of President Barack Obama’s administration have apparently tried to intimidate whistleblowers in the government and the journalists that would investigate their stories. Tapper said that some, including the New York Times editorial board, have described the administration’s actions as “threatening fundamental freedoms of the press.” He warned Obama’s supporters to remember the precedent his administration is setting when a Republican next occupies the Oval Office. Tapper noted that the scandal surrounding the subpoenaing of Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal telephone and email records is sarcastically...
  • Obama Vacations Again On Our Dime: Where's Jake Tapper Now?

    12/22/2012 7:46:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-22-2012 | MOTUS
    “Closed until next year” It’s a good thing Big Guy doesn’t have Jake Tapper to kick around any more.(snip)As I noted the other day, just because Big Guy said “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation,” doesn’t mean he hasn’t been. (snip)the balance of this post is dedicated to your recipes for Sweets and Treats.This is my traditional Christmas bread because I’m always so busy this time of year I forget to eat the bananas and they all turn black and mushy. As it turns out, that is the key to: Best Ever Banana Bread 2 ripe bananas mashed (by...
  • Jake Tapper to jump from ABC to CNN

    12/20/2012 11:53:36 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 24 replies
    ABC News’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper becomes the first major on-air personality announced to make the switch to the newly Jeff Zuckered CNN.
  • JAKE TAPPER leaving ABC joining CNN

    12/20/2012 3:29:26 PM PST · by navysealdad · 32 replies
    JAKE TAPPER leaving ABC joining CNN
  • Obam's Petulant Chlid, "Eat Your Peas" Swagger Returns!

    12/20/2012 6:25:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2012 | MOTUS
    I see we’ve returned to what somebody called the “smartest man in the room” swagger. This “eat your peas” scold was last heard during the fiscal cliff talks 2011(snip) Butt yesterday’s presser completed Big Guy’s on the job growth curve: from whiny baby, to petulant child, through cocky adolescence, before emerging in tact as the peevish, hubristic adult he is today. All the while staying true to his community organizer roots. And when asked where he’s been on gun control for the last 4 years by that uppity ABC reporter, Big Guy really put him in his place: “I don’t...
  • Jake Tapper to Obama: This isn't your first gun massacre "Where've you been?" (video)

    12/19/2012 7:55:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/19/12 | jim hoft
    Jake Tapper blasted Barack Obama today at his press conference announcing a new gun control committee. Tapper pointed out that this wasn't the first mass slaughter under his watch, "Where've you been?"
  • (Jake Tapper) Carney grilled on Libya response: ‘Didn’t President Obama shoot first and aim later?’

    10/10/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Pressed at the White House press briefing to explain why the Obama administration initially connected the Libya terrorist attack to an anti-Islam video on YouTube, White House press secretary Jay Carney called the situation a “moving picture” and pointed fingers at the intelligence community.“President Obama shortly after the attacks told ’60 Minutes’ that regarding [Mitt] Romney’s response to the attack, specifically in Egypt, the president said that Romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later,” ABC’s Jake Tapper said to Carney on Wednesday at the White House about the attack that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador...
  • TAPPER HAMMERS CARNEY ON ANTI-MUSLIM VIDEO:'Didn't the President Shoot First & Ask Questions Later?'

    10/10/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT · by Snuph · 41 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 10, 2012
    ABC News' Jake Tapper grilled White House press secretary Jay Carney today on the administrations response to attacks on US Embassy in Benghazi, "Didn't President Obama shoot first, and aim later?" Video at link.
  • Tapper: Who Decided There'd Be No Marines to Protect Libya Posts? Carney: Ask State Dept.

    09/19/2012 6:12:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/19/2012 | Jon Street
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at the White House press briefing on Wednesday that they should ask the State Department if they wanted to find out who decided not to station Marines at U.S. diplomatic posts in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three others were killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Carney: “In the wake of the attacks on Benghazi, the Pentagon and the State Department both made statements that they then had to correct, the Pentagon involving whether...
  • Enough With The Media Lies [Reader Post]

    08/24/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-23-12 | DrJohn
    I hate the networks and their reporters. I loathe them. I despise them. They suck. Strong letter to follow. Jake Tapper said that the media is failing the country. A lot of people are hurting out there. Unemployment is 8.3 percent. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed,” he said, arguing that too much time has been spent not talking about the economy. Tapper also criticized the media for not giving enough attention to the war in Afghanistan. "We are spending a lot of time in the last few weeks, those of us in the political world, political journalists...
  • Jake Tapper Concedes: Lame-Stream Media In the Tank For Obama, Then Goes On To Prove It!

    08/23/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-23-2012 | MOTUS
    Dear Diary, Yesterday we spent sacrificing in Miami. And by sacrificin’ I mean we wore recycled. ...Meanwhile, cross country, Big Guy entered a spelling bee at Ohio State University yesterday, putting up very few points for either himself or the school: BO and 3 potential Ohio State graduates demonstrate the epidemic of dyslexia sweeping the country… “O-I-H-I”  - or maybe that’s the entry code for one of those secret trap doors? ...Of course our lapdogs did everything possible to cover the gaffe, immediately putting out word that it was the work of right wing terrorists using their evil powers of...
  • Obama pal Eric Whitaker: No, I didn’t bribe Rev. Wright not to preach in 2008

    06/01/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I figured Jake Tapper was our only hope of big media taking an interest in a story about a giant bribe allegedly being made on behalf of a now-sitting president to his uber-controversial former pastor. And sure enough, he has:
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Tapper to Carney: Admin is “aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism”

    02/23/2012 3:12:18 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    First, just watch the video. Pay special attention to the woman in the horn-rimmed glasses behind Tapper’s left shoulder; her expressions are priceless! She must not be such a fan of aggressive journalism herself:
  • Obama’s Broken Deficit Promise (Obama is a bald-face liar)

    02/14/2012 2:31:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    abc ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jake Tapper
    “This is big,” wrote White House director of new media Macon Phillips in a February 23, 2009 blog post, ”the President today promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit we’ve inherited. And we’ll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly.” Indeed, President Obama did make that promise that day, saying, “today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve...
  • The Federal Budget as a Family Budget

    02/13/2012 5:00:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 13, 2012 | by Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: The president, when he spoke to students earlier today acknowledged that the numbers and the budget were so big, they were difficult to talk about. And to break them down, it would be along the lines of a family that makes $29,000 a year spending $38,000 a year, so taking on new debt — $9,000 in new debt, with a $153,000 credit card bill that they were not able to pay down. That would be a way for — like the average American to afford – to understand it. Does that seem responsible? CARNEY: I appreciate the analogy... TAPPER:...
  • Tapper Acknowledges in 2008 the Media ‘Tilted on the Scales a Little Bit’ for Obama

    01/08/2012 4:34:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/8/12 | Brent Baker
    In pointing out how Barack Obama only won in 2008 by a slim margin, so this year’s Republican nominee doesn’t have to win over all that many Americans, ABC’s Jake Tapper on Sunday morning listed the media amongst the factors “going” for Obama four years ago: “You had the media, perhaps, tilting on the scales a little bit.” That’s an understatement, but a noteworthy realization when it comes from the chief White House correspondent for a major network. From the roundtable on the Sunday, January 8 This Week with George Stephanopoulos produced in Manchester, New Hampshire:
  • ABC's Tapper To Carney: Looks Like Obama "Is Campaigning On Taxpayer Dime" (video)

    11/28/2011 12:24:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    ABC News' Jake Tapper confronts White House press secretary Jay Carney over President Obama's schedule which has included a lot of traveling. Citing a Wall Street Journal article about the number of times President Obama has traveled to swing-states, Tapper bluntly asks Carney if Obama is "campaigning on taxpayer dime." "President Obama seems to travel to battleground states more so than any other president before him. Am I'm wondering if you could respond to this. It looks like the president is campaigning on the taxpayer dime more than any other president has done," Tapper said at today's White House briefing.
  • Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Help Combat Lord’s Resistance Army

    10/14/2011 11:16:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 122 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 10/14/11 | Jake Tapper
    Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” – meaning capture or kill – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA. The forces will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries. The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon, saying that “deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and...
  • New Study Underlines Unfulfilled Promises of Health Care Bill (Well, DUH!)

    09/29/2011 11:41:32 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 4 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News (Really!) ^ | 09/29/11 | Jake Tapper
    A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation underlines that many of the promises surrounding President Obama’s health care legislation remain unfulfilled, though the White House argues that change is coming. Workers at the Flora Venture flower shop in Newmarket, NH, remember when presidential candidate named Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., promised that their health care costs would go down if they elected him and his health care plan was enacted. On May 3, 2008, the president told voters that he had “a health care plan that would save the average family $2,500 on their premiums.”Last year workers at the flower...
  • Jay Carney And ABC’s Jake Tapper In Fiery Exchange Over Jimmy Hoffa Comments

    09/06/2011 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/11 | Tommy Christopher
    In the hours since the Jimmy Hoffa Voter Encouragement Crisis/Incendiary Rhetorapocalypse, conservative media figures have looked to the White House to provide some becalming wisdom to a shaken nation. At Tuesday’s White House briefing, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Press Secretary Jay Carney how Hoffa’s comments fit with the President’s post-Tucson remarks in January. (Snip) Tapper began by reading President Obama’s January quote, then asked, “Did he mean that?”
  • President Obama Celebrates Birthday in Private Star-Studded Rose Garden Party

    08/05/2011 6:42:52 AM PDT · by matt1 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/5/2011 | Jake Tapper
    White House officials offered no details about the Rose Garden barbecue and birthday party thrown for President Obama last night. No menu, no guest list, the event did not appear on his official schedule. Ann Compton reports that the Obama family paid for the celebration out of its own pocket. Their silence might be so as to not create the impression that the president was celebrating just hours after the Dow Jones fell 500 points. Politicians hate to be portrayed as fiddling while Rome burns, Nero-style.
  • Jake Tapper Grills Jay Carney: We Know Obama Attends Fundraisers, What Is He Doing To Create

    08/04/2011 4:31:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/4/11 | Matt Schneider
    With stocks plunging on Wall Street, tensions were rising in today’s White House press briefing as ABC’s Jake Tapper relentlessly demanded Press Secretary Jay Carney explain exactly what it is that President Obama is doing to help create new jobs. When Carney suggested Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation, Tapper got agitated and responded, “so the same stuff he was doing a couple months ago, calling on Congress to pass things?”Critics of Obama will no doubt applaud Tapper’s efforts here, yet even supporters of the President can’t fault Tapper for forcefully demanding answers.
  • 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...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • The Raving, By Robert Gibbs

    10/19/2010 5:32:09 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 6 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/18/2010 | Steve Grammatico
    Lay, O Lord, a curse on press men, rude and churlish, sad, obsessed men Who persist to query me on matters that they know I must ignore. As I parry, neatly jinking, Tapper stares at me, unblinking; No doubt he is thinking, thinking Robert Gibbs is short one oar. “Jake the Malcontent,” I mumble, “never one to seek rapport.” Of them all, him I abhor.
  • Gingrich Admits to Affair During Clinton Impeachment

    09/19/2010 11:04:14 PM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 104 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/12/07, 11:08 AM EDT | JAKE TAPPER
    Gingrich married his second wife, Marianne Ginther, months after he divorced Battley in 1981. According to Battley, Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery. "There are things in my own life that I have gotten on my knees and turned to God and prayed about," Gingrich said. Gingrich also acknowledged cheating on Ginther while leading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton for allegations of perjury involving the Paula Jones sexual harassment civil case and the president's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Gingrich argued that the Clinton case was different from his personal...
  • Deficit Co-Chair Apologizes for Calling Social Security 'A Milk Cow with 310 Million T*ts'

    08/25/2010 2:02:05 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies ^ | 08/25/2010 | Jake Tapper
    Deficit Commission Co-Chair Apologizes for Calling Social Security 'A Milk Cow with 310 Million T*ts'; Feminist Groups Call for His Ousteractual titleFormer Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., the GOP co-chair of the president’s deficit commission, apologized today for sending an email to a female activist for seniors in which he described Social Security as “a milk cow with 310 million t*ts.” “Over the last 40 years, I have had my size 15 feet in my mouth a time or two,” Simpson wrote in a letter to the activist, Ashley Carson, on the official stationery of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility...
  • Vacationing President to Press: "We're Buying Shrimp, Guys. Come On."

    08/25/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 88 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08/25/2010 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters Sasha and Malia traveled to Nancy's Restaurant on the waterfront of the Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday afternoon. Crowds gathered to watch as the president, wearing his White Sox baseball cap, noted the abundance of Red Sox caps. He and the First Lady shook hands and posed for pictures with folks in the crowd. The president ordered from the take-out window of the snack bar section of the eatery. "I love your watch," one woman told the First Lady, referencing a purple watch on her left wrist. "Oh,...
  • ABC's Jake Tapper Shoehorns Patrick Kennedy Rant Into Unrelated Health Care Story

    03/11/2010 10:16:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 549+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/11/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Thursday forced a completely unrelated rant by Patrick Kennedy into a story entirely on health care. Tapper pivoted off a statement by Senator Mitch McConnell that legislation on the subject is a "farce." He then spun, "For one Democrat, the force driving that farce- the media- who earned the scorn of Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy for focusing away from substance." Tapper then played a clip of the Rhode Island Representative screaming, "If anyone wants to know where cynicism is, cynicism is that there's one, two, press people in this gallery! We're talking about Eric...
  • White House Sets the Table to Use 'Reconciliation' Rules to Finish Health Care Reform

    02/22/2010 4:52:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 905+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    White House officials today publicly made it clear that should Thursday’s bipartisan health care reform summit not result in a legislative kumbaya, with Democrats and Republicans setting aside differences to come together on a bipartisan bill, Democrats are likely to pursue a legislative path for finishing up the bill that includes using controversial “reconciliation” rules in the Senate, requiring a majority vote instead of the 60-vote threshold that has become par for the course. “The president wants and believes the American people deserve an up-or-down vote on health reform,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said Monday morning on a...
  • President Obama Signs Law Raising Public Debt Limit from $12.4 Trillion to $14.3 Trillion

    02/12/2010 1:33:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 603+ views ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    Behind closed doors and with no cameras present, President Obama signed into law Friday afternoon the bill raising the public debt limit from $12.394 trillion to $14.294 trillion. The current national debt is $12.3 trillion. Check out the National Debt Clock, which tells you your share of that -- roughly $40,000 per citizen, $113,000 per taxpayer.
  • The MSM & Sarah Palin Ask Obama To “Man Up”

    02/02/2010 9:26:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-02-10 | Curt
    Jake Tapper asks the WH mouthpiece if it's time for this President to "man up" and make the tough decisions rather than making no decisions at all so he can win at the ballot box: [VIDEO AT SITE] And Sarah Palin asks the President to man up and get rid of an adviser who called some liberal Democrats "retarded" I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references...