Jake Tapper made a statement the other day that no one ever thought would be muttered from the mouth of a CNN host.
And what was that? The media drank the Kool Aid.
What flavor was that Kool Aid? A love for the Obama Administration.
Who is Jake Tapper? Tapper is a news anchor and Chief White House correspondent for CNN. According to The Washington Free Beacon, Tapper has picked up quite the following “after his tough interviews of administration figures like Kellyanne Conway.”
Is Tapper the objective voice in a sea of brainwashed CNN anchors? Possibly. He “accused the mainstream media of being too friendly with former President Barack Obama during his administration.”
He told GQ magazine, “President Obama was not friendly to the press, but the press was very friendly to President Obama…I mean, President Obama did not like me, and I understand why. I was a pain in his ass and I didn’t drink the Kool-Aid, and, you know, a lot of other people did.”
Why does this matter? Since President Trump entered the Oval Office, there has been a battle between Trump, and his administration, with the press.
Oftentimes, the press has portrayed President Trump in the most critical light. When you juxtapose this treatment with President Obama’s eight years, the difference is like night and day.
There is a clear bias and we now have a CNN anchor confirming it: “I do think there is a bias… reluctant to name names though because I try to be collegial.”
Tapper reveals people’s concern for partisanship over objectivity. Tapper told an interviewer, “It’s nice to be recognized, but I also know that a lot of the people who are happy with me now are not going to be happy with me in four to eight years…A lot of people sending me nice tweets today [after hard interviews with the Trump administration] were cursing me when I was asking questions about Benghazi in 2012….”