NewsBusters Podcast: Media Hang Tough on Afghanistan, But Can It Last?

September 1st, 2021 6:57 PM

With a torrent of news to discuss about the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, weekday evening/Sunday morning analyst Nick “Night Train” Fondacaro and I had plenty to talk about on Wednesday’s episode of the NewsBusters podcast. We first dove into litany of liberal journalists that have provided admirable and stinging coverage holding the Biden administration to account on…

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Biden Went Back on ‘Pledge’: Tapper Grills WH on Abandoned Americans

August 31st, 2021 5:39 PM

The day after he pulled all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, abandoning some 200 Americans in a terrorist safe haven, President Biden delivered an address to the nation where he literally shouted at the majority of Americans who knew he was responsible for the evacuation disaster. And CNN’s Jake Tapper wasn’t going to let the issue of Americans getting left behind stand during Tuesday’s edition…

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CNN, NBC Press Biden Admin Officials on Giving Taliban a 'Kill List'

August 29th, 2021 3:22 PM

Late last week, Politico put out a disturbing report that the Biden administration – desperate to play nice with murderous terrorists – handed over what a Pentagon official called a “kill list” of American and Afghan allies’ names to the Taliban. Obviously, Americans were outraged and CNN anchor Jake Tapper and NBC political director Chuck Todd grilled National Security advisor Jake Sullivan…

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Tapper RIPS Biden’s Afghan Speech: 'Full of Finger-Pointing and Blame'

August 16th, 2021 5:26 PM

On Monday’s edition of The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper probably put it best when he said that President Biden had to be “forced” to make a public statement about his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left thousands of Americans and allies trapped in Kabul and scrambling for their lives. Immediately after Biden delivered his address and left without taking questions – to return…

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Tapper DESTROYS Blinken on Biden's 'Ineptly Planned' Afghan Withdrawal

August 15th, 2021 4:29 PM

The president of Afghanistan has reportedly fled the country, the United States flag was taken down at the embassy and secreted away with the ambassador, and throngs of people were seen on video desperately trying to climb into the back of American military cargo planes before takeoff with reports the airport was under fire from the Taliban. That’s the state President Biden left Afghanistan in…

Karl Rove Slams Jake Tapper, WashPost for Blatant Partisanship

June 21st, 2021 6:57 AM

In The Wall Street Journal, former political strategist decried partisanship in the media, including CNN anchor Jake Tapper's ostentatious refusal to interview "election denier" Republicans. Rove noted 32 House Democrats voted against certifying George W. Bush's victory in 2004, but Tapper interviews these "election denier" Democrats routinely. 

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CNN vs. CNN: Tapper Presses GOP Governor From Left on Abortion

June 8th, 2021 10:33 AM

On Sunday's State of the Union show. CNN host Jake Tapper fretted over a Mississippi law that tries to abolish abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, bringing up the issue of the bill not allowing rape as an exception to the 15-week rule.

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Column: The Hunter Biden Omission Continues

June 1st, 2021 6:02 AM

It’s a feeling you get that echoes last fall, a sense that every new example of investigative journalism on the Hunter Biden laptop is going to be ignored by the “mainstream media.” The latest New York Post report is as ignored as the first. 

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Tapper Merges New Novel with CNN's Theme: 'Donald Trump Is The Devil'

May 29th, 2021 9:45 AM

CNN's Jake Tapper is a company man, and the company is now returning the loyalty by helping him plug his new novel repeatedly on CNN. And if this can match with their 24/7 loathing of Donald Trump, that's even better. Tapper joined Inside Politics host John King on Thursday to promote his new novel The Devil May Dance and it quickly turned into how today,…

LOL: Jake Tapper Imagines Himself as 'Not Particularly Opinionated'

May 28th, 2021 8:01 AM

CNN host Jake Tapper implausibly claimed in an interview "I see my role as not being particularly opinionated except for things about which I think it’s fine to have an opinion such as truth and facts and just basic decency." Wrong. CNN anchors are all opinionated.

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CNN Spends Nearly 3x More in 12 Hrs on Cheney Than Economic Crises

May 13th, 2021 1:10 AM

On Wednesday, CNN showed a further commitment to unseriousness and a refusal to engage in basic journalism by spending nearly three times (2.72) times more time over a 12-hour period on Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) losing a role in House GOP leadership than the multiple economic crises facing the country, ranging from the Colonial pipeline hack to gasoline shortages to inflation to…

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Colbert to Tapper: Isn’t It Great How ‘Moderate,’ ‘Boring’ Biden Is?

May 11th, 2021 9:22 AM

Joe Biden’s presidency is only “moderate” and “boring” to his propagandists in the media who spin or quickly lose interest in the problems his radical agenda has caused. But presenting the new administration as uncontroversial and middle of the road is exactly what Trump-deranged late-night host, Stephen Colbert and CNN anchor Jake Tapper want you to believe.

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Supercut: Media Bowled Over By Biden's 'Bold,' 'Ambitious' Agenda

April 29th, 2021 1:27 PM

TV journalists are enthusiastically promoting the six trillion-dollar spending package that President Biden proposed last night in his address to Congress. Talking heads on both cable and broadcast networks marveled at the “bold” and “ambitious” proposal, with some excitedly comparing Biden to former Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

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Tapper Slams GOP ‘Lying and Indecency,’ Hails Dem ‘Professionals’

March 4th, 2021 12:09 PM

Appearing on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday, CNN anchor Jake Tapper smeared all Republicans as believing “lying and indecency is the ticket to success,” while he hailed Democrats in the Biden administration for supposedly being “professionals” and “adults.” His declarations came on the same day that President Biden childishly called his political opponents “…