Jake Tapper attends Politicon at The Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP)
CNN really takes the cake.
That animosity toward President Donald Trump throughout his time in office has been shameful.
CNN has even continued to place that narrative over informing the American public in the middle of a pandemic, refusing to cover the full Trump briefings on the virus response after polls showed that his approval was going up. They claimed that they didn’t want to cover “disinformation.” So instead they’ve been cutting away from briefings or not covering them.
So it really takes some nerve of CNN’s Jake Tapper to demand on his show on Sunday that the president tell America his “plan.” Listen to this take and tell me how this guy or this network can even pretend to be objective “journalists.”
.@jaketapper directly addresses Pres. Trump: “The American people … need someone to explain what is going to be done to get us out of this. It’s a moment that requires leadership. It requires honest information. It requires empathy and it requires a plan. Do you have one?” pic.twitter.com/9tmWWjE3FH
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 5, 2020
If it’s not about “winning a news cycle,” why is Tapper taking a gratuitous shot not only at the president, but at Fox, which regularly trounces CNN in the ratings and has no problem actually covering the informational briefings? Because of course, it is about the anti-Trump, anti-Fox narrative.
Media Matters cheered his shot at Fox.
Jake Tapper sends a message to Trump about coronavirus response: "This is not about winning a news cycle on Fox, please" pic.twitter.com/9FlIcIzmJ5
— Media Matters (@mmfa) April 5, 2020
But Trump has literally addressed all these questions, from projections on how long we may have to adhere to the guidelines to detailed descriptions as to what is going on with supplying PPEs. Maybe CNN should actually report on what he’s saying?
How petty is CNN today?
They're not airing @realDonaldTrump's coronavirus press briefing.
Today's briefing is especially important because President Trump, @Mike_Pence, Dr. Birx, and Dr. Fauci are explaining why the 15 days to slow the spread is being extended until April 30th. pic.twitter.com/gsds6BH8Co
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 31, 2020
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 2, 2020
This guy is on the network that literally refuses to show its airport-bound audience the @realDonaldTrump's lengthy daily press conferences where he does just that.
The media is garbage. https://t.co/vw3SW2jqJQ
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 5, 2020
Perhaps if your network, #CNN, weren’t filtering out the President’s daily press conferences, you might catch the updates that are readily available to the rest of us in the world. (On a completely different note I am eagerly awaiting the movie based on your book, The Outpost.) https://t.co/JbGlmVQ42z
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 5, 2020
Exactly. Let’s turn that around. What’s your plan to inform people, Jake Tapper and CNN, when you are actually denying them information to make their own judgements about? Why are you failing at journalism and trying to control the narrative? Maybe you should be more concerned about Americans than about trying to one-up Trump (and losing).