Yesterday, in the space of some 14 hours, some 29 people were killed and another 60 or so wounded in a pair of mass shootings. The first occurred at a WalMart in El Paso, TX, where a 21-year-old man using some form of AK-47 knockoff killed 20 people. The second took place in a night club district in Dayton, OH. Jake Tapper is devoting an extended version of his State of the Union show to that today because his show sucks and he’ll do just about anything to try to make it relevant. He’s having a problem:
Among those who declined the request from @CNNSotu to come on to discuss the mass shootings:@WhiteHouse
Texas Gov @GregAbbott_TX
Texas LG @DanPatrick
Sen @tedcruz, @GovMikeDeWine, @GOPLeader McCarthy@senatemajldr did not respond to our request.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 4, 2019
It is really hard to imagine what kind of lack of introspection would allow him to even mention this.
After the HateFest Tapper organized after the Parkland shooting where he held Senator Marco Rubio and then NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch up to public ridicule…and said noting about the odious actions of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. In fact, he allowed Israel to berate both Rubio and Loesch despite it being know to Tapper at the time that Israel’s lackies had visited the home of the shooter no less than 39 times and taken no action.
Of course, they aren’t going on Tapper’s show. His ratings stink, his network is an arm of the Democrat party, and Jake Tapper, himself, acted like a thug for the gun control movement after Parkland. (By the way, this feels really good because previously I received an “official warning” for saying bad things about Jake Tapper.) You’d have to be a very special kind of moron to go on his show anytime, but in particular today. The fact that the White House and Gregg Abbott’s administration ignored Tapper gives me hope that we do have people who’ve finally learned how to play this game.