No shit? I never would have guessed


Department of Tell Us Something We Don’t Know:

Jake Tapper Tells Ingraham ‘Media Helped Tip The Scales’ In 2008

In an interview on Tuesday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, ABC News’ White House correspondent Jake Tapper addressed many of the concerns that Republicans have with the media. Tapper said that he was concerned that key issues, like the economy, were being ignored in favor of political issues like Mitt Romney’s tax returns. Tapper said that he hopes the media does not unfairly cover this election and favor one candidate over another, as he says the institution did in 2008.

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“I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain,” said Tapper. “Sometimes I saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, [the] campaign narrative, that it wasn’t always the fairest coverage.”


I am shocked! Shocked!

Good thing we had the The Reality Based Community (aka “The Progressive Blogosphere”) to balance things out.


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58 Responses to No shit? I never would have guessed

  1. DandyTiger says:

    You think that’s shocking, I just found out water is wet. Who knew?

  2. carol haka says:

    What’s the point of all of the come to Jesus moments? What are they up to? 👿

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Wonder if Tapper will be retired from the White House Press Corps soon?

  4. myiq2xu says:

    “Bless his heart” is the redneck kiss of death.

  5. Wow. Tapper made an even more tepid version of this comment last December. NOW he wants to say something? Add him to the “where the he’ll were you when it counted” list,

    Shame on all these people.

  6. Jake Tapper has got to be the fairest journalist in the MSM. Thank goodness there’s someone there who can provide actual fair and balanced coverage.

  7. myiq2xu says:

    This is ROFLMFAO funny:

    You want off-the-charts status? Check out the curriculum vitae of one Willard M. Romney: $200 million in the bank (and a hell of a lot more if he didn’t give so much away), apex alpha executive, CEO, chairman of the board, governor, bishop, boss of everything he’s ever touched. Son of the same, father of more. It is a curious scientific fact (explained in evolutionary biology by the Trivers-Willard hypothesis — Willard, notice) that high-status animals tend to have more male offspring than female offspring, which holds true across many species, from red deer to mink to Homo sap. The offspring of rich families are statistically biased in favor of sons — the children of the general population are 51 percent male and 49 percent female, but the children of the Forbes billionaire list are 60 percent male. Have a gander at that Romney family picture: five sons, zero daughters. Romney has 18 grandchildren, and they exceed a 2:1 ratio of grandsons to granddaughters (13:5). When they go to church at their summer-vacation home, the Romney clan makes up a third of the congregation. He is basically a tribal chieftain.

    Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

    You gotta read the whole thing.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    well here it comes. 😯

    • DandyTiger says:

      Yep, I’ve got owie friends who have been training and preparing to take down the GOP at the convention for some time. They’ve actually been doing triage training and other crazy shit, assuming they’ll be beaten and maybe killed by the evil Republicans. When I ask are they going to do the same at the Dem convention, cause you know, it’s the wall street president and the party actually with the power right now, they say of course not. And when I ask why, they say, shut up, that’s why. I bet they’ll send a token few in the end though.

    • catarina says:

      Maybe Code Pink will show up in their vagina costumes.

  9. tommy says:

    This may sound a bit off and non-PC. Just my opinion – The MSM failed the nation, and perpetrated the biggest coup and got a biracial, Senator ‘Present’ elected as POTUS. If the dude was white, he would have been laughed off stage. Both Hillary and McCain were the better candidates. Lol, the dems have tried to term me as racist for calling BHO a biracial, but they have a hard time since I too am a minority. The MSM have done a great disservice to our nation.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    I hope somebody else has something to post this afternoon cuz I’m gonna be busy for a while.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Weather Geek News:

    http://pjmedia.com/weathernerd/2012/08/22/will-isaac-occupy-tampa/?singlepage=true

    I agree, still a little wiggle room for it to go elsewhere, but the free publicity for the convention, priceless. It’s a news story now.

    I was in NYC during a cat 1 and they didn’t shut down the Broadway shows, hopefully the RNC show will go on too.

  12. Lulu says:

    Jakie works for a no-longer respected profession–Propagandist. They stopped being Journalists when they hyped the Iraq war for Cheney, then they became plain old bought and paid for shills for their corporate owners who have benefited greatly from the hack Obama. This is simple ass covering because they see the writing on the wall. Traditional broadcast and print media is going broke because they sell crap. This is an indirect snipe at his corporate master who is going to cut his salary or can him eventually for doing what he was told. Gotta get your licks in while you still can. Get ready to see how everyone else lives Jake.

    • votermom says:

      It makes no sense at all. In fact I am going to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears, and go la-la-la-la because if I have to consider the implications of this being true, I am going to freak out.

  13. HELENK says:

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/navy-seals-book-will-describe-raid-that-killed-bin-laden/

    this book comes out next month. maybe we will get the truth of what happened and not just the backtrack spin

  14. DandyTiger says:

    Fun celeb gossip for the day: Taylor Swift crashes Kennedy wedding

    Swift crashed the Kyle Kennedy-Liam Kerr wedding in Boston over the weekend and was asked twice to leave by the mother of the bride, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, the Boston Herald reports.

    Gifford Kennedy told the publication that Conor was invited to the wedding but never RSVP’d.

    “They texted me an hour before the wedding and asked if they could come. I responded with a very clear, ‘Please do not come.’ They came anyway.”

    The mother of the bride said no to the Grammy award-winning singer because she didn’t want her to detract from her daughter’s big day. Indeed, Swift and Conor allegedly caused a mild commotion in the lobby with fans asking for pictures and autographs.

    “I personally went up to Ms. Swift, whose entrance distracted the entire event, politely introduced myself to her, and asked her as nicely as I could to leave. It was like talking to a ghost. She seemed to look right past me,” she said.

    • HELENK says:

      rule of the land

      NEVER TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT AWAY FROM A KENNEDY

      • DandyTiger says:

        Or the torchbearer for the Kennedy’s, as declared by Teddy and Caroline, Obama.

        You know, maybe they shouldn’t have put all their legacy and credibility and history on him. Now they own it. If he fails, they fail.

  15. HELENK says:

    tea party political ad

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