Saturday, April 20, 2024

Was Jake Tapper’s Twitter Account Hacked? Liberal CNN Host Retweets Ivanka Trump Endorsement of Husband’s Panned Book!


Not kidding.

People are fainting over something Jake Tapper, CNN’s fair minded but liberal anchor retweeted yesterday.

Tapper retweeted Ivanka Trump’s endorsement of her husband’s panned book. Jared Kushner’s “Breaking History,” eviscerated by the NewYork Times and other reviewers, will be published next week.

For Tapper, an avowed critic of all things Trump, to un-ironically put something like that on his Twitter feed can mean only one of two things. He was either hacked. Or the new CNN leader, Chris Licht, made him do it to seem less partisan.

The latter is chilling. Licht has just eliminated Brian Stelter and “Reliable Sources” after 9 years. There is other anecdotal information coming of changes with other CNN anchors who are starting to sound like they’ve been taken hostage. Fear of being fired, or worse, seems like it’s in the air.

Tapper is too smart and principled to be blackmailed. But his Twitter followers are surprised and disappointed. Let’s see where this leads.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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