According to Breitbart, CNN’s Jake Tapper admitted that he knew Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told a lie about President Trump during his Sunday show. However, Tapper chose not to challenge or correct Ocasio-Cortez.
While appearing on Tapper’s State of the Union Sunday, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez repeated the debunked lie that Trump described the coronavirus as a “hoax.”
After Tapper was criticized, he responded on Twitter and admitted he chose to allow her to lie to his audience.
“I thought about it, because the president did not call the virus a hoax,” Tapper tweeted Sunday to someone who said he should have fact-checked Ocasio-Cortez.
“But I didn’t because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis. And that too was a lie,” he added.
Resorting to a bizarre argument, Tapper says that Trump is wrong in describing his critics as pushing a “hoax” and, as a result, Tapper refuses to correct Ocasio-Cortez when she falsely claims Trump called the coronavirus outbreak itself a “hoax.” Therefore, Tapper ultimately blamed Trump for his refusal to fact-check Ocasio-Cortez.
Breitbart then notes this “jaw-dropping” admission:
Tapper said, “I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth.”
More from Breitbart:
Jake Tapper remained silent in the face of lies and disinformation because he hates Trump, and then after getting caught, he responds and rationalizes by attacking Trump.
And this is the second incident in just a few days that points to Tapper becoming increasingly unmoored.
“If President Trump is not capable of leading stably and effectively, he should for the good of the country stop making things worse, and consider leaving the podium to others,” Tapper said on Thursday. And let’s not forget Tapper identifies as an objective journalist.
What set Tapper off was Trump ripping into NBC’s Peter Alexander during the president’s Thursday afternoon news briefing. But during his sanctimonious monologue calling for the president to go away, Tapper deliberately misled his miniscule audience. Instead of informing viewers of the full context of the exchange between Trump and Alexander, a seething Tapper lied about the exchange.
Tapper chose to deceive his viewers by deliberately leaving out the key part of the exchange where Alexander interrupted, practically heckled, and accused the president of offering false hope.
And now, Tapper is so unstable and frustrated, he’s allowing Democrats to come on his low-rated Sunday show and tell flat-out lies…
Jake Tapper is allowing his own viewers to be misinformed.