Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Let’s all give Jake Tapper credit where credit is due. – The very, very leftist rag Rolling Stone has a piece by Matt Tiabbi today that rips the fake Steele Dossier and its sleazy origins and dissemination and the players involved in it to shreds. During the course of his expose’, Tiabbi names the names you’ve all heard before: Names like Hillary Clinton and James Clapper and Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith and Michael Isikoff and many more.
But one name you may not have seen associated with the dissemination of the fraudulent Dossier before now is that of CNN preening peacock host Jake Tapper. Here’s the key passage:
In early 2017, CNN anchor Jake Tapper wrote to Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith in a snit, complaining that Smith had been “irresponsible” and “uncollegial” when he published the dossier. Was Tapper upset that Smith had broken with ethical tradition by publishing unverified material, defaming a string of named human beings as traitorous spies without evidence?
Nope. Tapper was mad that Smith had defamed the story by showing where it came from! “I think your move makes the story less serious and credible,” he wrote, in an email produced as part of a lawsuit against Buzzfeed. “I think you damaged its impact.”
Tapper apparently liked the Steele tale better when it was coming out in bits, through more politically astute sources like his buddy and future co-worker, the former director of national intelligence James Clapper, one of the four Sneaky Petes who presented Trump with the Steele synopsis.
Tapper’s little tantrum was previously reported by Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller back in February, but did not receive much attention. I just wanted to highlight this Rolling Stone piece to do what I can to ensure the despicable Tapper gets his proper due for the role he and CNN played in this key early step in the never-ending coup d’etat that we are still going through today.
It would be a real shame if, in his pursuit of bringing the real bad actors in all of this to justice, U.S. Attorney John Durham failed to give credit where credit is due to the useful idiots in the corrupt news media like Jake Tapper.
That is all.
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