Jake Tapper Comes Clean: Obama Lied and Biased Media Let Him Get Away With It

“I think that's a trend in journalism that is bothersome.”

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, CNN host Jake Tapper spilled the beans on the biased media, saying they let President Obama get away with telling lies while President Trump is always in the crosshairs.

Tapper didn’t think it was fair to compare Obama with Trump too much — “they’re different and the scale isn’t even remotely the same” — but he was willing to admit, “President Obama said things that weren't true and got away with it more for a variety of reasons, and one is the media was much more supportive of him.”

Tapper said when he was critical of the last administration, “A lot of people on the left didn't like it,” but now that he is more critical of Trump, “They like it.”

“The Obama White House thought I was self-righteous and a huge pain in the ass,” Tapper added.

On whether or not people are more interested in hearing “something that confirms their own worldview” as opposed to knowing just the facts, Tapper said:

“I think that's a trend in journalism that is bothersome… I do think there is a sort of confirmation bias that some media outlets feed and it does trouble me because I try not to do that.”

Tapper said there will always be a place for “partisan journalism,” but said nothing will ever top a “good fact-based debate” to make the nation a better place.

Too bad CNN hasn’t figured out how to do that yet.


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