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July 12, 2007

Jake Tapper Presses Harry Reid On What Becomes of Iraqis After His Withdrawal, Gets No Response

I've said it before, I'll say it again: Jake Tapper, former reporter for the obnoxiously leftist Salon, is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, but unlike most of his liberal colleagues, he actually attempts to do his job and ask difficult questions of Democrats rather than acting as an on-the-payroll campaign consultant for them.

TAPPER: With all due respect, Senator, you didn't answer my question.

REID: OK. This is not a debate.

TAPPER: Will the Iraqis be safer?

REID: We're answering questions. (calling on someone else) Yes, young man? Anyone else have a question?

Follow-up questions for Democrats when they evade blunt questions about the deficiencies in their "plans" and the dubious assumptions contained within, rather than just letting a Democrat give his focus-grouped answer without challenge or further questioning! What a concept!!!

He's guilty of liberal bias from time to time. But only occasionally. He's a liberal and so his natural inclination is towards that direction. But unlike so many of his colleagues, he seems to actively fight this inclination in order to serve journalism first and the Democratic Party a distant second, if at all.

Journalists have really got to stop associating their supposed mission of reporting the truth with reporting "The Truth," as defined as advancing the interests of the liberal movement generally and the Democratic Party in particular. Those who cannot break from so closely associating those two -- mistaking the latter for the former -- really should get a job better suited to their skills and interests, such as working directly for the DNC, rather than working for the DNC while drawing a paycheck from a news organization.

Fishwrap Blog... at the Washington Times has further ideas on this, taking issue with conservatives who accuse them of carrying the Democrats' water by attacking Republicans: Facts Are Facts, News Is News.


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