Bonchie wrote earlier about how Principled Journalist™ Jake Tapper got wrecked today courtesy of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) after he reaffirmed in a recent New York Times podcast how he wouldn’t book any GOP guests who he proclaimed participated in the so-called “Big Lie” about the 2020 presidential election.
For those who missed it, Stefanik included a screengrab of Tapper’s claim (which was reported by Politico) in a tweet she posted that included receipts of just a few of the times Tapper’s handlers have emailed to invite her on to his program:
Shot….. chaser, chaser, chaser
Drink up, @jaketapper! 😂 You’ll need it with your plummeting ratings!
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) June 4, 2021
However, instead of owning up to his lie, Tapper proceeded to throw his “excellent bookers” (producers) under the bus in an attempt to absolve himself of any responsibility:
I can’t account for every email from my excellent bookers whose job it is to present me with as many options as possible. I have just refused to allow any of the Liars, such as Rep Stefanik, on air. Kind of stunning to see her proudly identify as a conspiracy theorist. https://t.co/Whn3KiwEFQ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 4, 2021
I’m going to unpack Tapper’s answer in just a minute, but for good measure, Kara Swisher, the podcast host who interviewed Tapper for the quote that was featured in Politico, tried to white knight for him by alleging Stefanik took him out of context.
Stefanik “is woefully inaccurate here to what @jaketapper actually said to me,” Swisher tweeted, “and it’s not the giant gotcha she is touting. Here’s the actual transcript”:
“Now if they came to me and said that they wanted to, I don’t think any of them, Scalise or McCarthy or Stefanik have faced a tough interview at all about it. So I might be willing to interview one of them to talk about this, to talk about their election lies and what they’re doing. But I’m not asking for the interview and they’re not eager to do
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