I’m sorry, but he’s GOT to be kidding, right?
After two YEARS of every major player at CNN foaming at the mouth while spewing nonsense about how Mueller was oh, SO close to finally “getting” the President -only to find out that the entire thing was complete and total BS- Jake Tapper doesn’t think CNN ever got anything wrong.
“I’m not sure what you’re saying the media got wrong. The media reported the investigation was going on. Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don’t know anybody that got anything wrong.”
Dying. I’m dying laughing. How did he manage that with a straight face?
“We didn’t say there was a conspiracy. We said Mueller was investigating a conspiracy.”
Oookay, bub. Whatever you say.
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney called him right out:
“That’s fine, if that’s your recollection of history, that’s great. Face it, the media got this wrong. It’s okay. People get stuff wrong all the time, just not at this level.
We need to figure out what went wrong with the Mueller report, why — in all fairness to your network — why the media got it so wrong for so long,” said Mulvaney.
With all due respect to Mr. Mulvaney, we don’t need to “figure it out.” We already know. CNN got it “wrong” because they were intentionally misleading the American public. This was no accident. They didn’t make a “mistake.”
As for Jake Tapper’s question, there’s a lot to be said about the tone of the ENTIRE coverage of this investigation, but the Daily Caller points out some SPECIFIC things CNN UNDENIABLY got wrong:
CNN issued a massive correction Dec. 7, 2017, to a story that claimed Donald Trump Jr. had been sent an email Sept. 4, 2016, that contained undisclosed information from WikiLeaks. It turned out CNN’s sources provided the wrong date for the email. Trump Jr. actually received the email Sept. 14, 2016, a day after the information contained in the email had been made public.
CNN was also forced to correct a June 7, 2017, article (co-authored by Tapper) that claimed James Comey would dispute President Donald Trump’s claims that Comey had told him he was not under investigation. Comey undercut the report during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
CNN was also embarrassed by one of its reports regarding the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. CNN reported July 27, 2018, that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen would be willing to tell the special counsel he overheard Donald Trump Jr. tell his father about the Trump Tower meeting, which involved several Russians.
The story fell apart after Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, said Cohen did not know for certain whether Trump Jr. mentioned the meeting to his father. Davis also admitted to being a source for CNN and other news outlets that matched CNN’s initial report.
Beyond errors on individual stories, CNN routinely hyped allegations of collusion involving the Trump campaign. The network’s anchors and stable of analysts relentlessly pushed collusion conspiracy theories ever since the release of the Steele dossier, the infamous report alleging a “well-developed conspiracy” between the Trump team and Kremlin.
Oh. That? PSH! Nothing to see there, right Tapper? No big deal at all.