It seems that when Jake Tapper takes to Twitter to share a deep thought, he often makes a fool of himself.
The self-unaware (is there any other kind?) CNN anchor did it again in attempting to express something profound apparently in the context of the new-host search for the popular quiz show Jeopardy.
As you probably are aware, the Jeopardy executive producer, Mike Richards, the man in charge of screening the possible successors to the beloved Alex Trebek who tragically passed away in November 2020 from pancreatic cancer, did a Dick Cheney and instead gave himself the emcee position.
After some politically incorrect baggage that generated headlines emerged, Richards found himself out of both jobs.
Tapper evidently thought he was being sophisticated by tweeting that “We have higher standards for game show hosts than for Members of Congress, definitely a sign of a healthy society with its priorities in order.”
We have higher standards for game show hosts than for Members of Congress, definitely a sign of a healthy society with its priorities in order
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 31, 2021
Parenthetically, Tapper’s so-called inside information earlier this year about the “simple facts” behind Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star Game from the Atlanta area over the voting reform law turned out to hardly be a home when it was brought to his attention on social media that CNN is headquartered in Atlanta.
Jake Tapper strikes out over MLB moving All Star game when reminded CNN has its HQ in Atlanta https://t.co/nt1bNoMZSo pic.twitter.com/xmcRdDAA6l
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 8, 2021
Tapper’s online attempt to mediate the standoff between the New York Post and Twitter when the latter suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story also fell flat.
“Critics were quick to point out Tapper’s own network and the standards they have for their employees caught in recent scandals,” Fox News noted about the news anchor’s Tuesday tweet.
This includes ultra-liberal mask-shamer Chris Cuomo and his history, among other things, of COVID-related grandstanding along with unethically helping his brother, the ex-New York governor, navigate scandals on the sly, as well as “hands-on” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Toobin is separately getting clowned on social media for fear-mongering over a Texas abortion law that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld.
Once more with feeling, a married Toobin impregnated a colleague’s daughter, tried to pressure her into an abortion, and had to be dragged into court to pay child support. I’d ask “have you no shame?” for weighing in on this topic constantly, but we know the answer. https://t.co/r7CR4p6EXV
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 1, 2021
Dude you should sit this one out https://t.co/bKqVrkkam9
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) September 1, 2021
A quick reminder that Jeffrey Toobin impregnated his daughter's friend, offered her money to have an abortion, didn't want his name on the birth certificate AND wouldn't pay child support. https://t.co/onM2GCFbBa
— Carly (@intlcarly) September 1, 2021
– OK to kill a baby
– Not OK to refuse a vaccine
Explain this to me, using science.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 1, 2021
Some Twitter users recalled that ex-President Donald Trump was a game show host in his role on NBC’s The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice reality shows.
They actually may be inadvertently making Tapper’s point, which is ironic since Tapper is no fan of POTUS 45 or the MAGA movement.
President Trump unforgettably, of course, branded the TV journalist’s network as very fake news.
In any event, Tapper’s wisdom has prompted widespread ridicule from the left and the right with suggestions that Tapper needs to get his own house in order. Here is a sampling:
Well, we also have higher standards for sanitation workers than we do television journalists in this country. Maybe think about cleaning up your own house before you bash someone else.
— Strawman Gaslight Fusion (@shawn_keren) August 31, 2021
If only the News Div caught up… pic.twitter.com/CnYdm469YE
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) August 31, 2021
Sorry, Jake, but now do your own company. https://t.co/gPZADlSLrd
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 31, 2021
Jake Tapper: yeah we brought back the happy ending guy and we at CNN hire relatives of prominent Democratic party members like Andrew Cuomo .
— Steve Bartin (@stevebartin) August 31, 2021
Higher standards for managers at Dollar General than hosts for CNN as well, just a sad state of affairs.
— Joey Gallo’s 40% K Rate (@ohiodem55) August 31, 2021
It’s a problem people like you helped create, Jake, who are dismissive to the concerns of people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged but are willing to help out affluent people who lack qualifications and talent.
— Carter Lloyd (@WVUCavalier) September 1, 2021
And yet your network gives them airtime
Sit down Jake
— Jonathan Jewel 🌊 (@jonathanjewel) August 31, 2021
CNN is a propaganda tool for the Democrat party and this guy wants to lecture on standards. 😂
Although I do agree most politicians have no standards and we continue to elect them
— 🇺🇸Anonymous Sources Stacy🇺🇸 (@Discoveringme40) August 31, 2021
Listen, I don’t get a say in most who’s in congress. Hell, being blue in a red state, I don’t even have a say in my own. But I watch Jeopardy every day, and I have a say in that. So shush & instead pay attention to the diminishing quality of your own show/network.
— D Y Munoz – Hold the line for democracy!👊⚜️🍷 (@Armenua) August 31, 2021
We have higher standards for game show hosts than for network anchors. Definitely a sign of a healthy society with its priorities in order. pic.twitter.com/sy6KyJgBSO
— Vote No on Recall, yes on the webrant🕺——🕺 (@web_rant) August 31, 2021
We have higher standards for game show hosts than for CNN anchors, too, apparently, Jake.
— StaceyC.inKS (@StaceyCKs1) August 31, 2021
Jake, speaking of standards, got a mirror?
— Gina Marie 🌞✌ (@outinspace76) August 31, 2021
Come again? pic.twitter.com/8gUGt2BcCD
— Mr. Magoo (@PlanetEarth71) September 1, 2021
Your punditry is a big part of the problem too and your failure to self-reflect is why we’re here.
— Demand More (@SocialismDad) September 1, 2021
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