Jake Tapper's Rant on Excluding GOP Guests From His Show Was Not the Mic Drop He Thought It Was

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INGSOC
PREMO Member
There was much oohing and aahing amongst journalists on social media after the segment Tapper did on “New Day” Tuesday in which he pondered the possibility of no longer allowing certain Republican guests on his show who he believes were accomplices to what he calls the “Big Lie.” Here’s some of what he had to say, which was in response to a discussion about the war of words between GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and other House Republicans:

“The lie about the election on its own is anti-democracy and it is sowing seeds of ignorance in the populous and, obviously, it has the potential to incite violence, but beyond that is if you’re willing to lie about that, what are you not willing to lie about?” Tapper asked. “That’s where we are when it comes to the House Republican leadership McCarthy and [Rep. Steve] Scalise and where we are with too many leaders of the Republican Party. They’re not willing to tell their voters the truth! What does that say about them?”
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“How am I supposed to believe anything they say?” Tapper continued. “If they’re willing to lie about Joe Biden wanting to steal your hamburgers and QAnon and the Big Lie about the election, what are they not willing to lie about? Why should I put any of them on TV?”

What struck me about Tapper’s diatribe was not so much the specifics of his allegations against the GOP (those can be debated elsewhere), but rather the messenger.

I have lost count of how many times Tapper has held himself up some type of unique moral arbiter of truth in journalism, supposedly willing to draw a line in the sand between fact and fiction in DC politics. But once I got wise to Tapper – and other holier than thou types at CNN – it became clear to me that his so-called journalistic standards were rarely applied equally. More often than not, they were one-sided, as if he was rooting for a team.

And as it turns out, Tapper is rooting for a team. When you consider the fact that he was once a spokesman for a former Democratic Congresswoman as well as a writer at the rabidly left-wing Salon website, the old saying about how old habits die hard come to mind.

Not only that, but lectures from Tapper on what he will and will not allow on his program ring a little hollow, considering his participation in the Democrat/media-driven lie about the 2016 election being stolen thanks to the “Trump/Russia collusion” that wasn’t:



 

SamSpade

Well-Known Member
I was gonna say if the story that the election was stolen is being promoted as "The Big Lie" - what will they term the four year and running gag of Russian Collusion?
 

Rommey

Well-Known Member
Let's change his quote a little and see if he thinks the same:


“How am I supposed to believe anything they say?” Tapper continued. “If they’re willing to lie about Donald Trump supposed conspiring with Russia and inciting an insurrection, what are they not willing to lie about? Why should I put any of them on TV?”

Specifically, I am thinking about how many times he had Adam Schiff on peddling the Russian conspiracy BS...
 
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