Lauren, Please Don’t Kill Jake Tapper

J.K. Trotter · 08/19/14 12:46PM

A few minutes ago, CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweeted—and quickly deleted—two mysterious messages: “Please don’t make it soubd [sic] like I reached out to you” and “Lauren would kill me.” Both appear to be directed at someone Tapper was trying to reach via Twitter’s direct message function. What do they mean?

Jake Tapper on the Police in Ferguson: "This Doesn't Make Any Sense"

Aleksander Chan · 08/19/14 08:16AM

CNN's Jake Tapper was on the scene in Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, where violence continues to escalate even as the state's National Guard has taken over policing the town of 21,000. Since protests started last weekend, there's been a disparity between the level of violence from some protesters (looting, reportedly throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks) and the "militarized" response of police, armed with semi-automatic weapons and clad in armor and riot gear and firing tear gas.

CNN Says ABC's Benghazi Scoop Used a Fake Quote

Tom Scocca · 05/14/13 03:17PM

Remember last week, when ABC News caught the Obama administration red-handed, manipulating its talking points about last year's fatal attack in Benghazi? In that account of the editing chain, ABC's Jonathan Karl reported that one email had specifically asked for the State Department to be protected. According to the orthodox theory of Benghazi-as-Watergate, this demonstrated that the White House was more interested in spinning things to protect the Obama 2012/Hillary 2016 presidential campaigns than it was in presenting the truth.

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper Is Here to Talk About His New Afghan War Book, The Outpost

John Cook · 11/20/12 01:45PM

This web site, myself included, has been frequently unkind and occasionally unfair to ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper over the years. So allow me to recant, sort of: Over the course of the last election campaign, Tapper has been among the least obnoxious mainstream-media voices in the Washington bubble. His brief stint filling in as host of This Week was the best thing to happen to that show in years (and I nominated him as its permanent host). But more important, he has written an excellent, unsparing new book about the tragic mindlessness of the war in Afghanistan and the lives of the men and women tasked with waging it.

White House Pours One Out for All the Dead Journos, Waterboards the Living

Mobutu Sese Seko · 03/15/12 02:00PM

The most recent article from The Nation's Jeremy Scahill profiled the imprisonment of Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye. For covering American cluster bomb strikes in Yemen and the radicalization of Yemeni citizens and their support for Al Qaeda, Shaye has been beaten and tortured, imprisoned for two years and, at America's request, seen a presidential pardon from Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh indefinitely tabled.

News Corp Is Back!

Hamilton Nolan · 08/11/11 02:26PM

In your sunny Thursday media column: News Corp stock bounces back, buyouts at the Baltimore Sun, the WaPo forswears a paywall, CNN wants to hire internet tipsters, and Jake Tapper has advice.

Obama Fields Question About Bradley Manning's Prison Treatment

Jim Newell · 03/11/11 02:24PM

One of the questions President Obama fielded at this morning's White House press conference concerned the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged Wikileaks leaker who's being held, and many would say abused, in military custody. ABC News' Jake Tapper, namely, asked Obama about chief State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley's candid claim that Manning is being "mistreated" in a way that's "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid."

Valentine's Day Gift: Jake Tapper's Wife Joins Twitter

Maureen O'Connor · 02/14/11 04:49PM

Jennifer Tapper, wife of ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper, has given her husband the best gift of all for Valentine's Day: She joined Twitter. And tweeted at him. It is the love story of our time.

Corrected: Anonymous Attacks ABC News, Threatens Amazon.com

John Cook · 12/09/10 10:15AM

The Anonymous online movement that has risen up to defend Wikileaks is so outraged about censorship that they hacked into ABC News's web site and spiked a story about Sarah Palin. Makes sense, no? Or not.

Correction: The page we thought was an Anonymous hack replacing Jake Tapper's story, from which this screengrab is taken, was actually a page created by ABC News to show the hack that had been perpetrated on Palin's web site. Our mistake. Here is the Tapper story, safe and sound.

A Shell of a Mockery of Gourmet Magazine Is Back!

Hamilton Nolan · 06/22/10 12:18PM

In your tender Tuesday media column: Gourmet "returns," Mr. Magazine turns 25, editors bitch and moan about their slave wages and awful jobs, and ABC News knows what you're thinking, and it's not true.