Tapper Gets Caught Trying To "Create" News
CNN host Jake Tapper tried to make Republicans look bad over the weekend.
On his show, "State of the Union", he wanted to discuss the shootings and invited 50 Republican leaders onto the show. Every single one of them declined except for one, Rep. Ted Yoho from Florida.
He along with former Ohio Governor John Kasich and El Paso Mayor Dee Margo agreed to appear on the show.
It's no surprise though really that Kasich would agree since he's a RINO...I don't even know why he just doesn't label himself as a Democrat at this point.
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) August 4, 2019
According to The Daily Wire,
As an example, Shapiro pointed to CNN’s infamous town hall event following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018. At the event, hosted by Tapper, then-National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch was treated as though she pulled the trigger herself or supported the shooter. She was booed and called a “murderer” during the televised event. People also yelled that she needed to be burned.
Meanwhile, then Parkland Sheriff Scott Israel was allowed to pretend that his office acted appropriately but that guns were the real problem. Israel was later removed from office after it was reported his office’s policy of not rushing to help those in need and the numerous instances in which the shooter was known as dangerous to local police.
Even if it was not Tapper’s intention to treat Republican guests this way on Sunday, or for CNN to treat them that way on other programs, it would be hard to convince the lawmakers otherwise, given the network’s history of providing space for those demanding gun control while limiting discussion of protecting the Second Amendment.
So it's no surprise that the Republicans were smart enough to not fall for the trap that CNN was trying to set for them.