CNN’s Jake Tapper was roundly mocked on Twitter Wednesday after calling a section from the first public impeachment hearing a “bombshell.”
2/ "...in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv. The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about 'the investigations.'...— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 13, 2019
4/"...Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for...— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 13, 2019
"It is my understanding that the Committee is following up on this matter."
This "bombshell" was Taylor basically describing a game of telephone that began from an eavesdropper. Critics were quick to inform Tapper this was most certainly not a bombshell.
"Bombshell" LOL https://t.co/TSFXLBbFtQ— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 14, 2019
“Bombshell?” https://t.co/xOYkBmb0N0— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 14, 2019
This is just another example of fine journalism at CNN especially with their coverage of the Trump administration.
Tapper wasn't alone in calling this portion of Taylor's testimony a "bombshell", however, liberal media outlets such as Mother Jones, Slate, and Vox all agreed.
Breitbart also pointed out that the timeline of this game of telephone came one day after President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, so whatever this staffer supposedly overheard would likely be similar to what was said on the phone call, of which we have the transcript.