CNN's Tapper Mocked for Embellishing Impeachment Hearing

  • 2019-11-14
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
CNN's Tapper Mocked for Embellishing Impeachment Hearing
By Ken Lund (Flickr: CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
CNN's Jake Tapper is being mocked for embellishing the importance of a portion of the impeachment proceedings. Like his network that thinks everything is "breaking news" Tapper apparently thought something was a bombshell when it wasn't.

According to Town Hall:

CNN’s Jake Tapper was roundly mocked on Twitter Wednesday after calling a section from the first public impeachment hearing a “bombshell.”

 

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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. 

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. 

This is just another example of fine journalism at CNN especially with their coverage of the Trump administration.

 Source: TTN

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