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Jake Tapper Leaves ABC News for CNN

by huckfunn ( 58 Comments › )
Filed under Free Speech, Media at December 21st, 2012 - 8:00 am

 

Jake Tapper is out at ABC and will now take the position of Chief Washington Correspondent at CNN and will also anchor a noon news program.

Jake is leaving ABC News for an opportunity at CNN. You’ll hear more about his new anchor role from his new network. For years, Jake has set the pace for the White House press corps. A ferocious reporter – and now a best-selling author – he has built a reputation as one of the most prolific and multi-talented journalists on the beat, scoring scoop after scoop. For the last three years his fellow White House correspondents have honored his work with a streak of Merriman Smith Awards for Presidential Coverage under Deadline Pressure.

A subsequent release by CNN said Tapper will be the chief Washington correspondent and will anchor a noon network program beginning in 2013.

Tapper has been just about the only serious journalistic voice among the many so-called  journalists at ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC in recent memory.  ABC will replace Tapper with Jonathan Karl who will take over as Chief Washington Correspondent and will additionally have an expanded role as Global Affairs Correspondent. No surprise there as Jonathan Karl is a typical media hack who ABC can rely on to carry water for the Obama regime and the democrats. You can check some of his reportage here.

I have several questions regarding Jake’s departure from ABC. Who fired who? Tapper recently asked Obama “Where have you been?” on the issue of gun control.

Dear Leader was clearly not amused. Did the regime pressure ABC to dump Jake or was Jake just fed up with the journalistic malpractice at ABC? Also, does this mean that CNN will try to recover some shreds of ethical journalism by hiring a correspondent who is unafraid to ask the “who, when, why, where and how” that used to be the hallmarks of honest journalism? As they say in the news bidness… DEVELOPING.

Read the entire article from The Daily Caller here. 

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58 Responses to “Jake Tapper Leaves ABC News for CNN”
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  1. 1 | December 21, 2012 8:31 am

    What? CNN is hiring journalists?! This clearly indicates a radical change in their strategy, no?


  2. huckfunn
    2 | December 21, 2012 8:37 am

    That’s my question. Will CNN attempt a return to journalism, or has Jake sold his soul to the mendacity gods? It will be interesting to see.


  3. eaglesoars
    3 | December 21, 2012 8:52 am

    You’ll hear more about his new anchor role from his new network.

    ‘news’ reader


  4. 4 | December 21, 2012 8:57 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    That’s my question. Will CNN attempt a return to journalism, or has Jake sold his soul to the mendacity gods? It will be interesting to see.

    Actually, I don’t think he’s sold out; he’s the hottest thing real journalism has seen in quite some time and CNN knows it. ABC must be devastated. Hiring him is CNN’s way of wresting some market share from Fox and I think they’ll be successful. Hell, I’ll watch his show and I haven’t had CNN on in years!


  5. 5 | December 21, 2012 8:58 am

    Who?


  6. huckfunn
    6 | December 21, 2012 9:04 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    Actually, I don’t think he’s sold out

    I hope you’re right. I think Jake’s the real deal. The only other real journalist outside of Fox is Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News. She broke the Fast & Furious story.


  7. huckfunn
    7 | December 21, 2012 9:06 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Who?

    Jake Tapper has been the White House correspondent for ABC News for some time now. Other than the Fox folks, he’s the only WH correspondent who will open challenge the regime and ask hard questions. See the above Youtube.


  8. 8 | December 21, 2012 9:09 am

    @ huckfunn:

    She does a lot of good work. I am surprised CBS hasn’t fired her for doing her job too well.


  9. citizen_q
    9 | December 21, 2012 9:09 am

    Sorry for the early O/T, but with attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights in full swing and the feeding frenzy to do away with them by many in politic, media, and their ‘droids, let’s look once again at the UK where almost all guns are banned. Of course there is still gun violence, criminals being criminals and all, but human and criminal nature being what it is, alternative weapons are always at hand.

    Either it is the “endemic knife culture” decried by the judge in the following article, or it is items found in any hardware store, hammers, or sections of pipe. People, more properly criminals will use whatever is at hand to use as weapons, including force of numbers.

    These totalitarians who seek to deprive us of our civil rights would have all of us at the mercy of jungle rules.

    Judge condemns ‘endemic’ knife culture as gang who battered victim with brandy and champagne bottles before stabbing him to death are jailed for 93 years

    Four killers stabbed a teenager to death after chasing him out of a nightclub brandishing champagne and brandy bottles.

    Kelvin Chibueze, 17, rushed out of a private party at an east London venue after he was attacked in a mass brawl involving knives and bar stools.

    But the youth tripped outside a Lidl supermarket and the rival gang members sat on his legs to stop him running away before stabbing him repeatedly with a foot-long blade.

    Dale Williams, 21, Lerone Boye, 25, Hugo Nwankwo, 18, and Roger Damali, 31, denied murder but were today convicted after a trial at the Old Bailey.

    A judge condemned Britain’s ‘endemic’ knife culture as he jailed the four members of the Barking-based Harts Lane street gang for 93 years in total.


  10. eaglesoars
    10 | December 21, 2012 9:10 am

    It’s going to be interesting to see what time CNN puts Tapper on. Going up against O’Reilly/Hannity is a death wish


  11. huckfunn
    11 | December 21, 2012 9:11 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    She does a lot of good work. I am surprised CBS hasn’t fired her for doing her job too well.

    I’ve been curious as to how good people like Attkison and Tapper square their ethics while working for state run media.


  12. huckfunn
    12 | December 21, 2012 9:12 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    It’s going to be interesting to see what time CNN puts Tapper on. Going up against O’Reilly/Hannity is a death wish

    Tapper will have a noon time show.


  13. 13 | December 21, 2012 9:12 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    I hope you’re right. I think Jake’s the real deal. The only other real journalist outside of Fox is Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News. She broke the Fast & Furious story.

    BTW, he’s got a book out which I understand is outstanding: The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

    I do think he’s the real deal. There’s a huge sucking vacuum where journalism once resided and it was just a matter of time until someone came along to fill it. I’m hoping he does to Obama what Woodward & Bernstein did to Nixon.


  14. huckfunn
    14 | December 21, 2012 9:14 am

    @ MacDuff:
    That book is on my list.

    Now I’ve to get it in gear as I’ve got things to do.

    Later


  15. 15 | December 21, 2012 9:16 am

    It’s been a good week for Obama. The Newport shooting is helping his gun control agenda and the failure of Plan b helps him in the fiscal cliff. This man has nothing but luck on his side.


  16. huckfunn
    16 | December 21, 2012 9:16 am

    Fox is reporting that the Marine held in a Mexican prison will be released today.


  17. 17 | December 21, 2012 9:17 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    That book is on my list.

    Now I’ve to get it in gear as I’ve got things to do.

    Later

    Me too, I have to go to the friggin’ mall! May God have mercy on my soul.

    Buh bye, now.


  18. eaglesoars
    18 | December 21, 2012 9:17 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    Tapper will have a noon time show.

    Oh. Thanks. Who is on at noon now? (can you tell I don’t watch much CNN)


  19. 19 | December 21, 2012 9:21 am

    @ huckfunn:

    Thank God.


  20. 20 | December 21, 2012 9:25 am

    OT: Finally, I got my Christmas Tree completed in anticipation of a little cocktail party tomorrow evening. If the world does end today, I guess I’ll just eat the hors d’oeurves and drink the liquor myself!


  21. 21 | December 21, 2012 9:27 am

    Have a wonderful day, all!


  22. eaglesoars
    22 | December 21, 2012 9:27 am

    @ MacDuff:

    It’s lovely!


  23. 23 | December 21, 2012 9:29 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Nice tree!


  24. 24 | December 21, 2012 9:36 am

    @ huckfunn:

    It’s about time.


  25. 25 | December 21, 2012 9:42 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Obama could have gotten him out with one phone call.


  26. The Osprey
    26 | December 21, 2012 9:48 am

    It’s 12/21/2012, has the world ended yet?


  27. 27 | December 21, 2012 9:51 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Don’t ell me I paid bills yesterday for nothing…


  28. 28 | December 21, 2012 9:54 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Oh. There is a great void in the universe about 75 miles ESE of here, but that’s just DC and it’s been there for a long time…


  29. 29 | December 21, 2012 9:57 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Not if the traffic to get into work this a.m. was any indication.


  30. theoutsider
    30 | December 21, 2012 9:59 am

    @ Rodan:
    Jake Tapper was a pretty good interview, but WTF.


  31. 31 | December 21, 2012 9:59 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Good. I was worried. Things are going pretty good for me, so the end of the world must be at hand…


  32. lobo91
    33 | December 21, 2012 10:20 am

    @ mskelly:

    They think they have some sort of momentum behind them.

    They’re mistaken.


  33. Da_Beerfreak
    34 | December 21, 2012 10:24 am

    mskelly wrote:

    It’s Handguns Now? Soledad O’Brien Repeatedly Asks Democrats About Limiting Handguns

    What about rocks?? Any kid can pick one off the ground and hit someone with it!! The Earth is a dangerous place and Congress must DO SOMETHING to make the World safer for the Children


  34. RIX
    35 | December 21, 2012 10:35 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    It’s going to be interesting to see what time CNN puts Tapper on. Going up against O’Reilly/Hannity is a death wish

    Put him up against Shep Smith and Chris Matthews & they have a winner.


  35. 36 | December 21, 2012 10:36 am

    @ mskelly:

    She’s CNN, right? If they want any credibility after hiring Tapper, they need to dump her, Ashleigh Banfield and Pus Morgan STAT.


  36. 37 | December 21, 2012 10:38 am

    @ lobo91:

    Yes they are. I imagine there is polling going on by the White House telling them that this is NOT going to be a winning issue for them. NRA is reporting an average of 8,000 NEW memberships a day since Newtown. Gun sales are up.

    I imagine the Dumbocrats in Congress, unless they’re in a super blue district, are going to be backing off this as well.


  37. 38 | December 21, 2012 10:45 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I imagine the Dumbocrats in Congress, unless they’re in a super blue district, are going to be backing off this as well.

    Not necessarily. The Democrats have been pushing for strict gun control since 1934. They may think that they can do it this time. It’ll depend on whether or not the Republicans in the House will fight. IF they roll over on us, it’ll be all over. But strict gun control is probably a prelude to a civil war. The people who are buying these guns today have no intention of turning them over just because their lords and masters in Washington decree that they do so.


  38. lobo91
    39 | December 21, 2012 10:46 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    I’ve had a class every day this week. I actually had to go borrow some student packets from another instructor las night because I ran out.


  39. 40 | December 21, 2012 10:47 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Jake Tapper was a pretty good interview, but WTF.

    Is Obama a god-king who can’t be questioned?


  40. 41 | December 21, 2012 10:48 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    But strict gun control is probably a prelude to a civil war.

    It will mean the end of the US.


  41. Guggi
    42 | December 21, 2012 10:50 am

    Obama to Nominate Senator John Kerry as Secretary of State, Official Says

    President Obama plans to nominate Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts as secretary of state, a senior administration official said, succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton and putting in place the first member of his second-term national security team.
    The appointment of Mr. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat and his party’s former presidential nominee in 2004, has been widely expected since last week, when Susan E. Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, asked Mr. Obama to withdraw her candidacy for the post.

    OmG


  42. 43 | December 21, 2012 10:50 am

    @ RIX:

    I would watch Tapper over those 2 loons.


  43. 44 | December 21, 2012 10:51 am

    @ Guggi:

    Republicans shot themselves in the foot by going after Susan rice.


  44. lobo91
    45 | December 21, 2012 10:55 am

    More nonsense from Congress:

    Activists worried as groups say downloadable and printable guns possible

    Downloading a gun’s design plans to your computer, building it on a three-dimensional printer and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked.

    Sound far-fetched? It’s not. And that is disquieting for gun control advocates.

    Rep. Steven Israel, D-NY, said the prospect of such guns becoming reality is reason enough for the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, which makes illegal the building of guns that can’t be detected by X-ray or metallic scanners. That law expires at the end of 2013.

    At least one group, called Defense Distributed, is claiming to have created downloadable weapon parts that can be built using the increasingly popular new-generation of printer that utilizes plastics and other materials to create 3-D objects with moving parts. University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, the 24-year-old “Wiki Weapons” project leader, says the group last month test fired a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle — one of the weapon types used in the Connecticut elementary school massacre — which was built with some key parts created on a 3-D printer. The gun was fired six times before it broke.


  45. RIX
    46 | December 21, 2012 10:59 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ RIX:

    I would watch Tapper over those 2 loons.

    How bout it? No contest.


  46. 47 | December 21, 2012 11:01 am

    @ lobo91:

    Do you kno whow expensive 3_D printers are? It is much cheaper to machine a receiver out of aluminum than it would be to print one out on a 3-D printer. This is asolution in search of a problem, really. And what are they going to do? Outlaw 3-D printers and CAD software? These people are stupid squared.


  47. RIX
    48 | December 21, 2012 11:05 am

    @ Guggi:

    I would think that Kerry would be well suited to be the U.S Ambassador
    to Viet Nam.
    Apparently a picture of Kerry hangs in the War Museum in Ho
    Chi Minh City.


  48. 49 | December 21, 2012 11:18 am

    I bet gun sales are dropping already. Mainly because they;ve all been bought up and the supply line is getting empty.

    I saw that article on the 3D printing this morning. Until the can make bolts, springs, extractors and barrels out of non-metallic material, I think the nonsense about “undectable guns” is just that -- nonsense. And I’m quite certain that in an airport X-ray scanner, plastic or not, that printed AR lower would have been instantly recognizeable. Plastic is NOT transparent to X-rays.


  49. 50 | December 21, 2012 11:19 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    People rent time on the commercial 3D printers…


  50. 51 | December 21, 2012 11:19 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    The Dems will probably will want ban that too.


  51. 52 | December 21, 2012 11:24 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Yeah, but it’s still heaper to make the receiver out of aluminium. And as you point out, they aren’t going to be printing out barrels. This is just something the gun control nuts want to use to hype the supposed dangers of guns. Did you kno wmore poeople are killed in car accidents every year than are killed with guns? They haven’t tried to ban cars yet.


  52. The Osprey
    53 | December 21, 2012 11:28 am

    Rodan wrote:

    theoutsider wrote:
    @ Rodan:
    Jake Tapper was a pretty good interview, but WTF.

    Is Obama a god-king who can’t be questioned?

    King Putt!


  53. 54 | December 21, 2012 11:33 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Our Lord and Savior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ///////////////


  54. 55 | December 21, 2012 11:34 am

    New Thread.


  55. The Osprey
    56 | December 21, 2012 11:47 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ The Osprey:
    Our Lord and Savior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ///////////////

    The Pharoah of the Fairway!


  56. garycooper
    57 | December 21, 2012 4:16 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    I just finished “The Outpost” the other day, and it is an epic piece of writing. Mind you, there are a few MSM-kneejerk moments in there, such as the occasional digs at Dubya, and condemnation of waterboarding, etc. All in all, though, the book tells a very compelling story in a very clear and engaging way, and the climactic battle is rendered in brutal, realistic detail. If you like military history, it’s a must-read.


  57. 58 | December 21, 2012 10:54 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    It’s been a good week for Obama. The Newport shooting is helping his gun control agenda and the failure of Plan b helps him in the fiscal cliff. This man has nothing but luck on his side.

    It’s the devil’s luck -- which is what people said about Hitler when he served as a trench messenger during WWI and was never shot.

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    But strict gun control is probably a prelude to a civil war.

    It will mean the end of the US.

    That ship sailed when Clinton bombed the Serbs.

    That was the day when the US truly tipped over the cliff. We haven’t hit the ground yet, but that’s coming very soon.

    It’s like the SF story where somebody went back in time, stepped on a butterfly, and created a cascading series of events that corrupted the modern world. Can’t remember the name. But then I am not much of a science fiction fan.


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