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March 20, 2019

Dana Loesch: I'm Sorry That Jake Tapper Wasn't Man Enough to Handle Deserved Public Criticism Without Throwing a Snit-Fit

LOL, Dana. That's adorable.

Bro, do you even know Jake Tapper?

If you missed the background to this, see these two tweets or this post from yesterday.

The short version is:

The Norman Lear Center gave Fake Jake and FakeNews CNN a "Cronkite Award" for "advancing the public dialogue" or some bullshit for staging their Nazi-esque hate rally against Republicans, guns, and Dana Loesch, and Dana Loesch criticized Fake Jake and Fake News CNN for the event. And, I guess implicitly, for accepting the award. (As the New York Times gladly accepted Nobel prizes for Walter Duranty's Soviet press releases.)

Then Fake Jake reverted to his natural state of being The Biggest Bitch on Twitter.



Fake Jake is the most notorious Twitter Bitch in the world. Even Ben Smith noted his infamy among the journalist class:

one of the great secrets to his professional success is his all-out defense of his reputation on all fronts at all times: Before the Tappergram about the dossier, I'd heard from him more commonly about stray tweets from BuzzFeed staffers about everything from the poop cruise (his own coverage, he wanted to point out, had been serious and policy-focused) to the usual arguments over ratings. No tweet about Tapper, not even a subtweet, falls without Tapper's notice.

"I don't have time for your high school drama club," he said recently in his fourth rapid-fire tweet to a BuzzFeed News reporter who had botched, then quickly corrected, a Tapper quote.

Perhaps the best evidence of how fiercely Tapper protects his reputation is that -- despite his irascibility being a kind of Washington legend -- I can't find any reference to it in a series of recent glowing profiles of the CNN anchor. These profiles tend to feature a relaxed-looking Tapper, surrounded by red, white, and blue memorabilia. Perhaps his feet are up on his desk. Tapper's friends and acquaintances were rather surprised to learn, from the lede of a recent Times profile, that "Jake Tapper doesn't seem to get rattled easily."

Some of Tapper's colleagues and Twitter enemies find the heated private responses to criticism over the top, a sign that he takes himself too seriously.

This Twitter thread collects up many of Fake Jake's most disgraceful moments at the hate rally.


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