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Next President of the United Fates of America

Jake Tapper Unloads on Obama: You’re in No Position to Lecture
by Scott Whitlock | March 30, 2016 | 9:29 AM EDT

Quote:An irritated Jake Tapper on Tuesday unloaded on Barack Obama, attacking the President for “lecturing” journalists about how to do their job. Highlighting a speech from Monday, in which the Democrat called for reporters to “dig” and “demand more,” Tapper quipped, “His message was a good one. But was President Obama the right messenger?” 

The CNN host rebuffed, “Many believe that Obama's call for us to probe and dig deeper and find out more has been made far more difficult by his administration than any in decades, a far cry from assurances he offered when he first took office.” 

Specifically, Tapper objected, “The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after more leakers and whistle-blowers than all previous presidential administrations combined, despite official assurances otherwise.” 
Turning a famous Washington Post reporter back on Obama, he concluded: 
Quote:JAKE TAPPER: President Obama's advice for journalists Monday night was spot on, but Mr. President, with all due respect, when one of the Washington Post editors involved in the coverage of Watergate says that your administration's attempt to fight leaks and control the media is, quote, "the most aggressive I've seen since the Nixon administration," well, maybe, just maybe, your lecturing would be better delivered to your own administration. 
The Lead host's comments stand in contrast to ABC, CBS and NBC. On Tuesday, all three networks touted Obama’s “lengthy indictment” of the “ugly” primaries. The reporters on the morning shows uncritically hyped the President’s lecture with none of the questioning Tapper provided.
Of course, another point is that Obama calling for reporters to probe and “demand more” is rather ironic, given how little certain journalists have done that with him. (Jake Tapper being one of the exceptions.) 
A transcript of the commentary is below:

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Wook - 03-30-2016, 11:14 AM

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