Jake Tapper’s Revolting Post-Game Analysis

There may be no more blatant violation of the concept of truth in advertising than CNN’s boastful claiming of the slogan “Facts First.” If facts were water and opinions were whiskey, CNN would concoct a very potent cocktail.

It’s easy to compare CNN’s very hostile coverage in the minutes after Vice President Mike Pence finished a Republican convention speech in front of a small crowd at Fort McHenry to CNN’s reaction to Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ speech the week before.

Jake Tapper thinks of himself as firmly fact-based, especially when rebutting Republican speeches. Over video that showed President Donald Trump and Melania Trump engaging with supporters, Tapper insisted Pence was “whitewashing” the Trump team’s coronavirus testing numbers. Then he added:

“Speaking of whitewashing, as I believe the vice president did to a large degree about their record when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, again, the U.S., with less than 5% of the world’s population, has more than 20% of the world’s deaths.”


The "facts first" assumption at CNN is always that Trump and Pence "own" the American death toll. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in charge of the state with the highest death toll, and on CNN, he was celebrated with jokes about large Q-tip-type testing swabs from his brother/CNN host Chris Cuomo.

Jaundiced Jake didn't break in after Gov. Cuomo "whitewashed" his record at the Democratic National Convention ... because no one broke in at CNN. The network ran the DNC videotape and tried not to say a word.

Tapper then assessed Pence on rioting: "Speaking of whitewashing, they talked about the violence in the streets, including in Kenosha, Vice President Pence did. There was no specific mention of the fact that the 17-year-old who has been accused of murdering two -- we believe they were protestors -- is, according to his social media accounts, a Trump supporter."

This network would not suggest that the Bernie Sanders fan who tried to kill Republican congressmen on a baseball diamond in 2017 was somehow owned by Sanders. This ... is CNN.

Now rewind a week to the minutes after Kamala Harris' speech. Tapper offered no fact check of Harris. He gushed: "I don't think we can overstate how significant a moment it is for the girls and women and people of color in the United States and around the world watching this event tonight. What a historic moment for Kamala Harris ... It really is truly historic and one of these moments that is going to change people's lives and inspire people because of the groundbreaking nature of that."

And the speech itself? "There was a lot of very progressive messaging going on there in terms of systemic racism and ideas like that," he said.
Facts don't come first. "Historic" racial and gender quotas accomplished by Democrats come first.

Tapper then put his promotional pedal to the metal in assessing former President Barack Obama's speech earlier in the night. "He's well aware of how historic what he's doing is," Tapper said. "(W)here he spoke this evening, the Museum of the American Revolution, which is a part of Philadelphia that is full of all sorts of colonial history and landmarks, that says to me that he knew that he was taking a stand for what our Founding Fathers back in 1776 were taking a stand for in his mind."

For those of you who don't freely associate Obama's presidency with founding principles, put away your airsickness bag. This froth wasn't aimed at you. It was for Obama, and the Obama voters who make up CNN's audience. Their liberal satisfaction comes first, not the facts.

Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org. 

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18 thoughts on “Jake Tapper’s Revolting Post-Game Analysis”

  1. Jake Tapper formerly of ABC has proven himself to be as low as low can be. His snarky looks and attitude emulates David Muir of ABC, who over the years has proven himself to show his bias against President Trump. It is my feelings that the joke they call the News Media is the real enemy of the nation, not President Trump.

  2. They are all FULL of IT in my opinion…..Cannot seem to get the truth out of anyone these day when it comes to whats happening in America…..God Help Us in November….#TRUMP2020

  3. Fellow Americans…….!
    The dems are TRUE SUCCORS…… They capatilize on NEGATIVE things……
    I do not understand, why, CNN has NOT been FINED or even asked to be SHUT DOWN, with all the negativity, that they spew….?
    They are a “bunch of shameless A.Holes” who will NEVER CHANGE… And they are so ROTTEN?…that they DON’T EVEN REALIZE, HOW MUCH THEY STINK….!

  4. Hey ” TAP ” … you have blown your CREDIBILITY to the point that you can do NOTHING to reclaim it. I’m going to contact my electronics guru to see if he can program my TV to fast-forward anytime YOUR DISGRUNTLED FACE appears. You are NOT RELEVANT, SON …. SAYONARA ….


    1. Taper is a supporter of the democrats.He doesn’t know the truth when he reads it.He is part of the socialist left not a news person..I would say man but he is a teenager brat.

  6. I am so disgusted with the so-called media. They are nothing more than panderers for the left and for Biden. It would be wonderful, if only just once, they would read (because that is what they are—-news readers, not journalists) the news and leave their personal opinions out of it. They all seem unable to do this, which is why I am going to try the new station starting today. This station is purporting to give the news, via the Walter Kronkite version——-no personal opinions, no bias for one side or the other—–just the facts. Our population does have the mental capacity to decide for ourselves without help.

  7. Tapper was at one time a pretty good journalist. It goes to show the world just much one will prostitute himself for a job

  8. Jake Tapper: you neglected to list Harris’ long history of earning all the promotions, good press, and praise she has been given (I could say “earned” but some folks might put an inaccurate connotation on that verb) over the years. She has an extensive history – so we’re told – of going above and beyond the call of duty when responding to the calls for help from various constituents.

  9. Problem is a lot of suburbanites have their heads in the sand and are grossly misinformed about the Democratic socialists. We are in for a bad time with these turncoat liars.

  10. The world has been turned upside down. Truth doesn’t matter to these people – sadly I don’t think they even know how off-base they are.

  11. CNN is one of the worst lieing news casters, they arn’t worth your time listening to their blanent lies, unless you like people who can stand and lie with a stright face.l

  12. What I would like to know is this. Who educated these illiterate elitist assholes. What else should I call them. The dictionary is inadequate to the pandemic hatred of envy and malicious gossip. Call me Navigator

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