Jake Tapper Gives Trump Admin A Giant F*ck You Over Attempted Media Silencing (VIDEO)
Jake Tapper Will Not Back Down
CNN’s Jake Tapper gave white supremacist Steve Bannon and the entire Trump administration a veritable “fuck you” over their recent (but repeated) attempt to silence the media.
Even as Trump unifies people (over their dislike for him), it seems as though his presidency may give rise to the sort of tough, fierce journalism we need in these times. Jake Tapper is simply one of many journalists who are emerging as much needed voices in these times.
On Wednesday, top Trump adviser and the man who created the media platform for the “alt-right,” (which is an alt-way of saying “white supremacists”) Steve Bannon delivered the following temper tantrum during an interview with the New York Times.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”
“I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
And, in a way, Bannon was correct on stating the media doesn’t understand why Donald Trump is the president. In fact, the majority of the country still seems baffled and horrified as to how – and why – a completely unqualified reality star somehow managed to capture the White House without even winning the majority of the poplar vote. And that seems to make Donald Trump really sad. The word coming from aides at the White House is actually “demoralized.”
Steve Bannon Doesn’t Scare Jake Tapper
Of course, Steve Bannon is probably extra angry at the Times, considering they called the current president a liar on the front page. And rightfully so. Trump is, after all, lying.
— Amy (@ALM3) January 24, 2017
And CNN’s Jake Tapper simply isn’t having any of it. Watch his response to the idea that the Fourth Estate should simply sit down and be quiet, in the face of an administration whose relationship with the truth is so questionable they actually use the term “alternative facts” with a straight face. Watch Jake Tapper’s perfect response in the video below.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 26, 2017
That’s journalistic integrity. Reporting the truth should never be a frightening thing…but under the Trump administration, it is now seen as an act of defiance.
Keep it up, journalists. We need you.
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