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Why Jonathan Turley Is Calling Out CNN's Jake Tapper

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Posted: Apr 07, 2020 4:45 PM
Why Jonathan Turley Is Calling Out CNN's Jake Tapper

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CNN's Jake Tapper is the network's chief Washington correspondent and anchors both a daily news program and "State of the Union" on Sundays. While no one in their right mind believes Tapper is unbiased, it's still not a good look to be quite so flagrant about it.

And now, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley is calling him out.

On Monday, Tapper retweeted a message from George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, calling Trump "100% insane."

Then, he went on to describe it as a "noteworthy" comment when, in reality, it's nothing more than typical Trump Derangement Syndrome on display.

Turley said Tapper's response reinforces people's distrust of the media.

"Tapper's retweeting that 'Trump is 100% insane' only further undermines the media by reaffirming for many that the media is campaigning against Trump rather than covering him," he said. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

Tapper went on to defend himself, saying his retweet wasn't meant to be an endorsement, but again, Turley disagreed.

He's right.