Tapper to Carney: Admin is “aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism”

posted at 4:50 pm on February 23, 2012 by Tina Korbe

First, just watch the video. Pay special attention to the woman in the horn-rimmed glasses behind Tapper’s left shoulder; her expressions are priceless! She must not be such a fan of aggressive journalism herself:

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To review: ABC’s Tapper actually hit the White House with all of these lines:

  • “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court?”
  • “You want aggressive journalism abroad; you just don’t want it in the United States.”
  • “So the truth should come out abroad; it shouldn’t come out here?”

Jake Tapper specifically mentioned the case of the administration suing a CIA officer for allegedly providing information about CIA torture. I can think of a couple other occasions in which the administration treated whistleblowers unjustifiably harshly and/or refused to cooperate with innocently inquiring journalists. Incidentally, the White House website — touted as such a triumph of transparency — doesn’t even have a link to a form to submit media requests. The most transparently transparent administration ever is also the administration that has stonewalled investigations into Fast and Furious, Solyndra and other real scandals. Conveniently for the administration, the MSM has largely ignored these scandals as well. Not Jake Tapper. Good for him for taking Carney to task.


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Then Tapper wonders why he doesn’t get promoted.

Good on HIM!!!

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

That wench is priceless.

HopeHeFails on February 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Carney looks like a little boy wearing his father’s jacket on “Bring Your Child To Work Day.”

Perfect representative for the Obama Administration.

joekenha on February 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

That’s Mara Liasson from National-socialist-Palestinian-Radio.

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Good for you Trapper! At least someone holds these slugs feet to the fire. I’m surprised Tapper hasn’t been banned yet from the press pool.
L

letget on February 23, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Opie at his best. Idiot

Careful…Jake…ABC might fire ya

Redford on February 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

She’s busy reporting Tapper to ATTTTTAAAACCKKKKKKWATTTTTCCCCHHHH!!!

HumpBot Salvation on February 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

That’s the NPR woman who shows up on Fox in the evenings. Rixon got it.

AubieJon on February 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Pay special attention to the woman in the horn-rimmed glasses behind Tapper’s left shoulder; her expressions are priceless!

Hahaha. So funny. You are right Tina.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

How long before obama regime oppo research team publish something about Tapper?

the_nile on February 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I think she smells something, did Tapper fart when he shifted in his seat, That was priceless complete with the double take she did. Too funny.

D-fusit on February 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Double standards and mendacious, factless political rebuttals?

Nah, can’t be. This is Mr. Hope and Changes team.

I bet somebody flattens Jake’s tires.

Marcus Traianus on February 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Horn-rimmed lady is baffled by friendly fire incident in White House press room.

ebrawer on February 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Was she? I thought the woman looked like her.

Tina’s right. Her expressions were priceless.

She also knew the camera was focused on her, so she registered her disapproval, but she only looked ridiculous and unprofessional making those faces.

INC on February 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

That’s Mara Liasson from National-socialist-Palestinian-Radio.

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I think you’re right. She’s Fox News panelist.

WisRich on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

How long until Sharyl Attkisson and Jake Tapper end up at Fox?

joekenha on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

BREAKING:

ABC reporter Jake Tapper shot to death in presumed mugging…

Dack Thrombosis on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

That’s Mara Liasson from National-socialist-Palestinian-Radio.

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Yes, it is. She’s a FOX News contributor as well.

UltimateBob on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Mara Liasson may be a liberal, but she did tell NPR to shove it when they forcefully suggested she stop being a Fox News contributor.

txsurveyor on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Mara Liasson is live tweeting during this question and calling for an investigation into Tapper by the administration and then punishment at the hands of Moooochelle.

nitzsche on February 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Lets hope Tapper has never said there is a chink in anyone’s armor.

Libs are searching the archives as we speak.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Please, please, please, don’t get rid of Carney. He is way ‘better’ than Gibbsey ever could be.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Conveniently for the administration, the MSM has largely ignored these scandals as well. Not Jake Tapper. Good for him for taking Carney to task.

Yawn….give a blindfolded idiot a baseball bat and tell him to keep swinging……eventually (albeit rarely) he’ll hit something.

The blindfold will be back in place tomorrow.

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The guy on Tapper’s right also has kind of a dumb smirk as well. Tapper must be really conflicted. Maybe he’s trying to score points with Sharyl Attkisson?

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The woman in the glasses is Mara Liasson who also offers analysis on FOX news.

Hera on February 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Dack Thrombosis on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Better you should say he was Vince Fostered.

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Neil Cavuto just gave a great commentary with some mild swear words in it. Love him. Can’t stand President Jackass and his flunkies in tow.

Philly on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Please, please, please, don’t get rid of Carney. He is way ‘better’ than Gibbsey ever could be.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

lol…..right?

Hope he hangs til November.

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Pay special attention to the woman in the horn-rimmed glasses behind Tapper’s left shoulder; her expressions are priceless! She must not be such a fan of aggressive journalism herself:

Isn’t that Mara Liasson of Fox News?

Buy Danish on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Better you should say he was Vince Fostered.

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

good one. Vince Fostered brings back memories.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Wow. I never thought it would be possible to find a bigger dunce than Robert Gibbs to be a White House spokesman.

I was wrong.

UltimateBob on February 23, 2012 at 5:02 PM

BREAKING:

ABC reporter Jake Tapper shot to death in presumed mugging…

Dack Thrombosis on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

i dont know they take it that far, but i bet the irs gives him a visit of their lovely audit department this year.

cougar on February 23, 2012 at 5:02 PM

“The most transparently transparent administration ever is also the administration that has stonewalled investigations into Fast and Furious, Solyndra and other real scandals…”

And the silence from the MSM has been deafening…

… but contraceptives, STOP THE PRESSES!!!

Seven Percent Solution on February 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Obama and his capos are sausages made from Machiavelli, Muenchhausen, Orwell and Pinocchio.

Pravda is more plausible today.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

ABC reporter Jake Tapper shot to death in presumed mugging…

Dack Thrombosis on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Nah, he was killed by Mara Liasson’s looks.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Mara Liasson’s disapproval is so telling, because here she is, a supposed “journalist,” and she so clearly disapproves of anyone who dares ask difficult questions of the politicians she is supposed to be covering. These people have strayed so far from “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” and now they’re just completely up front in their roles as PR flack for the regime. It’s chilling because you can just tell by the look on her face that if she fell into a story of the government murdering its own citizens, like they’re doing in Syria, she’d spin it in the government’s favor, go home, have a glass of wine, and sleep like a baby. Pure evil, and it looks so darn friendly. But it is pure, pure evil.

Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

The NPR woman was confused as to what Jake was doing. This is not the time or place to question the White House! /

Fallon on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Jake Tapper specifically mentioned the case of the administration suing a CIA officer for allegedly providing information about CIA torture.

They told me if I voted for Sarah Palin & her running mate. . .

rbj on February 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Nice questioning Jake, but c’mon, trying to reason with Jay Blarney CarneyClown? Is that even possible?

stukinIL4now on February 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

TAP TAP!!!!!

Only guy with a pair in the MSM.

Good for him.

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Isn’t that Mara Liasson of Fox News?

Buy Danish on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

She OCCASIONALLY appears on Fox for token liberal commentary.

But her main gig is NPR.

HondaV65 on February 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Yeah, I would think that even if you disagree with something being asked, you would try not to mug for the camera.

INC on February 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Poor Jake..he’ll soon be reporting from a closet outside the press room.

HumpBot Salvation on February 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Mara Liasson’s disapproval is so telling, because here she is, a supposed “journalist,” and she so clearly disapproves of anyone who dares ask difficult questions of the politicians she is supposed to be covering. These people have strayed so far from “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” and now they’re just completely up front in their roles as PR flack for the regime. It’s chilling because you can just tell by the look on her face that if she fell into a story of the government murdering its own citizens, like they’re doing in Syria, she’d spin it in the government’s favor, go home, have a glass of wine, and sleep like a baby. Pure evil, and it looks so darn friendly. But it is pure, pure evil.

Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Quite the rational thought….indeed!

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Is it just me or is it odd that Dougie Howser is now the Press Secretary?

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

The NPR woman was confused as to what Jake was doing. This is not the time or place to question the White House! /

Fallon on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

She had to do a double take of the podium to make sure there wasn’t a Republican standing up there.

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Mara Liasson’s disapproval is so telling,
Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

She scrunches up her face everytime she talks about Republicans on the Fox News panel. When speaking of Democrats, no scrunchy faces.

Brat on February 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

No. I think that’s Laurie Metcalf… She was on Roseanne as Aunt Jackie Harris.

Washington Fancy on February 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The particular case Tapper is talking about is the administration’s prosecution of John Kiriakou for releasing classified information about CIA interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects to the press. Do people really have a problem with the charges against Kiriakou. Another case in which the administration has used the Espionage Act is in prosecuting Bradley Manning. Do people have a problem with that?

Jazzman on February 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Is it just me or is it odd that Dougie Howser is now the Press Secretary?

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Wrong-o…..that’s

Opie Taylor

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Pure evil, and it looks so darn friendly. But it is pure, pure evil.

Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Yup.

the_nile on February 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Carney: I’ll refer you to the Department of Justice

Because when I want answers and facts, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is my first stop. ///

Good for Tapper on asking this question. That loon reporter behind him wasn’t the only one giving Tapper the stink eye. The Fourth Estate at their best.

conservative pilgrim on February 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Mara Liasson’s disapproval is so telling,

Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I thought that was her. Objectivity at its finest!

conservative pilgrim on February 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Tapper is such a hack! He’s deliberately conflating, government anti-terrorism efforts against whistle blowers such as Private Manning with reporting on genocide and civil war, just to push the meme of how aggressive administration has been on journalism.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

“How to Answer a Question Without Answering the Question and Look Like an Idiot Doing It.” – by Jay Carney

gravityman on February 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Tapper is such a hack! He’s deliberately conflating, government anti-terrorism efforts against whistle blowers such as Private Manning with reporting on genocide and civil war, just to push the meme of how aggressive administration has been on journalism.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

There’s the narrative…..!

Thanks….lol…..we were having a hard time coming up with what the spin would be.

Blindfolds on!

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Sorry, Tapper’s analogy is terrible.

A better analogy would be the White House’s relationship with Media Matters in trying to stifle critical coverage.

But to use the examples of the espionage act is a real reach.

Yuck, I’m defending the White House. At least on this occasion.

SteveMG on February 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The particular case Tapper is talking about is the administration’s prosecution of John Kiriakou for releasing classified information about CIA interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects to the press. Do people really have a problem with the charges against Kiriakou. Another case in which the administration has used the Espionage Act is in prosecuting Bradley Manning. Do people have a problem with that?

Jazzman on February 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

+1000. Tapper should have hit Carney with stuff like WH staffers shouting obscenities at reporters digging into Fast & Furious, or threatening a health care reporter working a story on doctor malpractice records or holding events with no reporters allowed and so forth. People who leak classified info should be prosecuted.

rcpjr on February 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Because when I want answers and facts, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is my first stop. ///

conservative pilgrim on February 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

LMFAO…..this.

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Jake Tapper disappears, then a few days later he shows up at the podium and is introduced as the president’s new press secretary. Tapper sports a barely visible scar just below the hairline as well as a vacant, staring expression. He speaks the same White House talking points over and over in a slow monotone, regardless of the question.
And, Carney is never seen again.

Marcola on February 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

As others have noted, Tapper could make a decent argument about a WH double standard but the examples he cites are poor ones.

SteveMG on February 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

She’s busy reporting Tapper to ATTTTTAAAACCKKKKKKWATTTTTCCCCHHHH!!!

HumpBot Salvation on February 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

You must not have gotten the memo – it’s known as Truth Watch Attack Team these days.

steebo77 on February 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Sorry, Tapper’s analogy is terrible.

A better analogy would be the White House’s relationship with Media Matters in trying to stifle critical coverage.

But to use the examples of the espionage act is a real reach.

Yuck, I’m defending the White House. At least on this occasion.

Maybe he’s just incompetent or stupid, he looks like a blockhead LOL

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wonder if Carney will last the full five more years of Obama’s term in office?

Lily on February 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Tapper is such a hack! He’s deliberately conflating, government anti-terrorism efforts against whistle blowers such as Private Manning with reporting on genocide and civil war, just to push the meme of how aggressive administration has been on journalism.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

An interesting position from someone who used to tell us how eeeeeeeevil Bush was for hiding everything about interrogations.

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

The particular case Tapper is talking about is the administration’s prosecution of John Kiriakou for releasing classified information about CIA interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects to the press. Do people really have a problem with the charges against Kiriakou. Another case in which the administration has used the Espionage Act is in prosecuting Bradley Manning. Do people have a problem with that?

Jazzman on February 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

+1000. Tapper should have hit Carney with stuff like WH staffers shouting obscenities at reporters digging into Fast & Furious, or threatening a health care reporter working a story on doctor malpractice records or holding events with no reporters allowed and so forth. People who leak classified info should be prosecuted.

rcpjr on February 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Conservatives are truly despairing and starving for any good news. Even a turd coated in red meat flavor will be gobbled up in seconds.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Good for taking him to the task? Come on. After today, it’ll never be asked again. This is how these so-called journalists act with this administration; ask a mildly tough question when no one not watching C-Span will hear it, then let it go. No follow up. Rarely a news article, and hardly even a blog post.

Outside of Conservative blogs, that is. But we already know they’re in the tank. Tapper, maaaaybe, notwithstanding. He’s clearly a Democrat, but maybe not yet a socialist.

BKeyser on February 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

but NPR isn’t biased…obviously

DHChron on February 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Now all we need is lib4life to chime in and we’ll have a nutroot trifecta.

*rolls eyes*

Flora Duh on February 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Conservatives are truly despairing and starving for any good news. Even a turd coated in red meat flavor will be gobbled up in seconds.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Historian
Word-smith
Poet
Philosopher.

Gosh you’re brilliant….is there anything you DON’T excel at?

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

this looks like a job for – the ambiguously gaaaaaaay truuuuuuth teeeeeam

DHChron on February 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Conservatives are truly despairing and starving for any good news. Even a turd coated in red meat flavor will be gobbled up in seconds.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Nope…doesn’t matter what you coat yourself with…no one is interested.

HumpBot Salvation on February 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Now I feel bad for Jake! ABC will be served notice by the Senator Palpatine’s Obama Administration that Tapper needs to go as he’s an aggressive journalist and that whereas Senator Palpatine the Obama Administration loves the Republic and democracy, truth will NOT out.

athenadelphi on February 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Add Mara Liasson’s clearly biased reaction to a long list of reasons that Tax Payers should not be forced to subsidize NPR.

Mar 17, 2011
House votes to cut off taxpayer funds for NPR
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/03/congress-npr-funding–1/1

Stop giving our Tax Dollars to NPR now!

wren on February 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Neil Cavuto just gave a great commentary with some mild swear words in it. Love him. Can’t stand President Jackass and his flunkies in tow.

Philly on February 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I wish they would cancel the Bob Beckel show and give Cavuto that spot.

slickwillie2001 on February 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I never thought I’d partially defend this administration, which I believe is the worst in US history, to put in mildly, but to this:

“So the truth should come out abroad; it shouldn’t come out here?”

Carney’s answer should have been: “Yes, at least in cases involving national security.”

Of course you want to screw with the enemy, but not screw the US. That’s the whole name of the game. What’s Tapper’s logic? That we are somehow obligated to screw ourselves as much as foreign entities? Some double standards are vitally important.

Nobody from the CIA or any other classified information related agency should be blabbing to the press. This isn’t an aggressive journalism issue, as Tapper dishonestly sets it up as. It’s a national security issue. If anything, we need to be much more (pardon the term) severe in dealing with national security leaks.

WhatSlushfund on February 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

And Ace transfers his obsession affection from Marco Rubio to Jake Tapper in 3…2…1…

ExUrbanKevin on February 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Pretty sad when there’s a room full of reporters and only a handful of them do their job. Sadder still that most of them don’t even know how to do their job.

WordsMatter on February 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The most transparently transparent administration ever is also the administration that has stonewalled investigations into Fast and Furious, Solyndra and other real scandals. Conveniently for the administration, the MSM has largely ignored these scandals as well.

Just remember that we are coming up on a very auspicious anniversary of sorts –

It’s been almost One year since our dear El Presidente Downgrade admitted to knowing about the Walkergate scandal:

March 23, 2011

Obama on “gunwalking”: Serious mistake may have been made
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20046151-10391695.html?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea

Last night, a reporter from Univision asked President Obama about the subject of a CBS News investigation: allegations that ATF allowed traffickers to send weapons to Mexican drug cartels in an operation called “Fast and Furious.” Insiders call the strategy letting guns “walk.”

In response, the president said neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder approved the operation.

“There may be a situation here which a serious mistake was made and if that’s the case then we’ll find out and well hold somebody accountable,” he added.

Will we reach this anniversary with the knowledge that somebody was held accountable?

Or will that be the 5 years Downgrade mentioned earlier?

Chip on February 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM

“Oppression and Brutally” – Jay is projecting

WordsMatter on February 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

It’s been bothering me for a while, but it finally dawned on me today whom Carney reminds me of.

apostic on February 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I’m waiting for the administration to level espionage charges against Cheryl Attkisson for her Fast & Furious coverage.

Dave in San Diego on February 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Good to know Tina agrees with Julian Assange, since they are talking about the Espionage Act, not “aggressive journalism” that she probably thinks she’s doing. Yeesh.

RanchTooth on February 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I’d could kiss Tapper for this!

Opposite Day on February 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Exit question: Will Chris Wallace run this just to tweak Mara on next Sunday’s show? I’d enjoy hear to her talk about it if she’s that incredulous.

princetrumpet on February 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Cary, “refer you to the dept of justice for moron”

Yea we already knew that next question!

ConcealedKerry on February 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

RanchTooth on February 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

douchenozzle

I don’t see her equating herself with the CIA whistleblower.

douchenozzle

DHChron on February 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

“Oppression and Brutally” – Jay is projecting

WordsMatter on February 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Yeah – that moment felt awful creepy – didn’t it? To hear brutally opressive regime applaud a reporter for outing another brutally opressive regime.

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Tapper should have asked the Carney which moron specifically in the dept of justice are you referring me to

ConcealedKerry on February 23, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Bravo, Jake Tapper, bravo!

ITguy on February 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

“Oppression and Brutally” – Jay is projecting

WordsMatter on February 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Yeah – that moment felt awful creepy – didn’t it? To hear brutally opressive regime applaud a reporter for outing another brutally opressive regime.

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Remember they’re Oppressive, not Progressive.

Chip on February 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

You must not have gotten the memo – it’s known as Truth Watch Attack Team these days.

steebo77 on February 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

You’re wrong. It’s the Aquateen Truth Watch Attack Team Watch Squad.

squint on February 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

“Pretty sad when there’s a room full of reporters and only a handful of them do their job. Sadder still that most of them don’t even know how to do their job.”

They’re not reporters.
They’re Democrat operatives.
Their ONLY job is the well being of Obama.

graywolf on February 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Is carney old enough to drink?

tarpon on February 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Drip, drip, drip. The truth is coming out.

Even the blogosphere didn’t report there were six prosecutions versus three in all previous history!

Betcha Jake doesn’t retain his present job until November.

PattyJ on February 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Conservatives are truly despairing and starving for any good news. Even a turd coated in red meat flavor will be gobbled up in seconds.

residentblue on February 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

We’re all starving for good news. Have you tried to sell your home, find a new job, fill up your tank or buy groceries? Your president is destroying the American Dream, and it makes you…happy. Go F yourself.

The Count on February 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM

The particular case Tapper is talking about is the administration’s prosecution of John Kiriakou for releasing classified information about CIA interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects to the press. Do people really have a problem with the charges against Kiriakou. Another case in which the administration has used the Espionage Act is in prosecuting Bradley Manning. Do people have a problem with that?

Jazzman on February 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The only issue I have with this is why Bush chose not to press his advantage against the New York Times and allowed them to get away with clear violations of the Espionage Act–after personally asking them not to publish classified information of help to Al Qaeda. In clear defiance of government–and the law–the Times published top secrets. Bush was a wimp in this regard, never opposing his political enemies forcefully enough and allowing them to his own reputation into the ground.

writeblock on February 23, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The particular case Tapper is talking about is the administration’s prosecution of John Kiriakou for releasing classified information about CIA interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects to the press. Do people really have a problem with the charges against Kiriakou. Another case in which the administration has used the Espionage Act is in prosecuting Bradley Manning. Do people have a problem with that?

Jazzman on February 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Yes.

Dante on February 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Don’t get excited about Jake Tapper, Tina Korbe. Tapper likes to pull these little drive-bys to build his image as a fearless, non-biased journalist, but they’re always one shot deals. He never follows up and never does anything nothing about them. He says his little rebel piece, then quietly bows his head and gets back into the bread line with the others. Then all the WH stenographers and Carney wink at each other.

jan3 on February 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM

That’s Mara Liasson from National-socialist-Palestinian-Radio.

Rixon on February 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I think you’re right. She’s Fox News panelist.

WisRich on February 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

And known appropriately in internet chatter as “Crazy Eyes Mara”. It really suits her.

Lourdes on February 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

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