Jake Tapper, CNN’s struggling afternoon anchor, led his fake news network on a dishonest crusade, all in a partisan effort to spread lies as a means to blast President Trump for not taking media questions during his China visit.
In a tweetstorm Thursday morning, Tapper began with, “The Chinese government never wants to take questions from US reporters. In the past American presidents have insisted upon it.” And then, while doing his best Frank Burns imitation, Tapper self-righteously added, “as a demonstration of standing up for the freedoms our nation believes in.”
Tapper continued his sanctimonious, flag-waving scold:
4/ there’s nothing strong about acceding to the wishes of an oppressive Communist government by going along with its contempt for freedom of the press. One can issue as many condemnations of Communism as one wants on paper; they’re meaningless if one then bows to totalitarianism.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 9, 2017
The fact-challenged anchor then furiously retweeted all of this — including wildly misleading (as you will see below) information from President Obama’s former-press secretary Jay Carney, who was not on the ’09 trip but certainly knows better:
But there was just one itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny little problem…
The entire foundation of this media freak-out is based on the idea that Trump violated some long-held tradition of American presidents defying the Chinese to take questions from the media … and that foundation is a big, fat lie.
In 2009, CNN’s very own Precious Obama did not take media questions in China.
Here is the video, which is available to anyone, including CNN liars, if they so choose to show an interest in the facts before popping off: