Thursday, August 16, 2012

Joke Tapper

Poor Jake Tapper. He's feeling lost, alone, ignored and distinctly disrespected. Why?

Because that black man who holds a position of power which Jake the Joke thinks he neither deserves nor for which he is qualified has just given interviews to the pithy and inconsequential likes of People magazine and Entertainment Tonight, rather than mixing it up in a presser with the big boys who matter - you know, people like the Joke or upChuck Todd.

Jake the Joke whines:

President Obama hasn’t formally taken questions from the White House press corps in more than two months, while on the campaign trail in Iowa yesterday he made time for reporters from People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight.
His last news conference was at the G20 in June, when he answered six questions from three reporters on the European debt crisis, the conflict in Syria, and the notion of politics stopping at the water’s edge.
The White House press corps has not formally been given the opportunity to ask questions of the president on U.S. soil since his appearance in the Briefing Room on June 8 (when he said “the private sector is doing fine.“)
His last formal White House news conference was on March 6.
The president answered a shouted-out question about the shooting at the Sikh Temple on August 6, after the signing of “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012.”
That’s not to say the president has not faced the press. As he campaigns heavily across the country, Obama has done countless interviews with local radio and TV stations, including several ABC affiliates.
During his three-day Iowa bus tour this week, for example, he conducted three interviews with local radio stations, including a sports talk radio show, and a roundtable discussion with columnists from three Iowa papers, in addition to sitting down with People and Entertainment Tonight. On July 12, he did an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS This Morning.

What's this? Is the mighty mouthpiece from ABC News moaning about the President giving time to serious, respectful newsmen such as Charlie Rose? Is he looking down his aquiliine nose at the President speaking to local news media as he travels rather than the hard-working, irresponsible and utterly trustworthy (cough cough) Beltway media?

I wonder why?

Who is Jake Tapper? A shallow dilettante when compared with some of the journalistic and broadcasting giants of the past, a glorified overpaid blogger. He whines about not having access to the President, but that cuts both ways. Perhaps if he and his bumchum upChuck Todd had shown the President a tad more respect during press conferences and briefings, he might have the access he craves. Until that time, choke on it, Joker.

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