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.