CNN’s Jake Tapper Fails to Fact Check a Lying AOC!

It should come as no surprise that CNN hosts such as Jake Tapper only selectively choose to call out lies spouted by their guests.

During a recent interview with controversial New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Tapper failed to “fact check” her, on when she espoused the debunked claim that President Trump called the coronavirus “a hoax” during a campaign rally.

During an interview on “State of the Union,” Ocasio-Cortez was sounding the alarm on her city and state’s shortage of medical supplies but then quickly took a swipe at the Trump administration for its evolving rhetoric as the outbreak was spreading.

“We’re hearing every step from this administration- first, we were hearing it was a hoax, then we were hearing that everything is fine, then we were hearing that the fundamentals of the economy was OK – until the crash comes,” Ocasio-Cortez told Tapper.

She among many Democrats have accused Trump of calling the coronavirus a “hoax” on the campaign trail when he was actually conflating the uproar of the virus to the uproars of the Russia and Ukraine investigations, which he referred to as “hoaxes.”

The Trump campaign responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s comments on social media, calling the congresswoman’s claim a “lie.”

“AOC just repeated the lie that President Trump called coronavirus a “hoax.” This is not true, and has been debunked by numerous fact-checking sources. This would’ve been a great time for a fact check, @jaketapper,” Trump campaign rapid response staffer Abigail Marone tweeted.

Tapper tweeted a response, backpedaling while acknowledging what Ocasio-Cortez said wasn’t factually accurate.

“I thought about it, because the president did not call the virus a hoax,” Tapper tweeted. “But I didn’t [fact check her] because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis. And that too was a lie.”

He continued, “I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth.”

However despite the contrition, the CNN anchor was slammed by critics, who accused him of selectively fact-checking politicians.

“’You know it was a lie, but Trump has said stuff so I’m going to let her lie stand,'” conservative commentator Stephen Miller mocked Tapper.

“The problem is when your unwillingness to push back on false information almost uniformly cuts one way. If you still want to be seen as an objective journalist you can’t pass on 90% of lies Democrats tell but confront 90% of lies by Republicans,” Twitter user Chris Manning said.

“Translation: ‘I knew AOC was lying. I let her lie. Because I wanted to,'” Epoch Times writer Jeff Carlson tweeted.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. FAILED TO OR PURPOSEFULLY DIDN’T…. HARD TO SPREAD PROPAGANDA WHEN YOU ARE LIMITED TO THE TRUTH.. JUST LIKE WHEN COMRADE PELOSI TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WE NO LONGER NEED GOD WE HAVE THE DEMOCRATS… CAN THAT WINCH WALK ON WATER?

  2. More stupidity spewing out of the stupid Bimbos mouth. She needs to go back to pouring drinks and making tips on her knees in the back room. That’s the only place she should open her mouth without it making her look how stupid the dumb bitch is.

  3. Jake you’re such a Moron. In your Trump derangement state, you’ll believe anything! Even from a stupid bimbo that shows her Stupidity Everytime the INSIGNIFICUNT opens her mouth!! But what can anyone expect from the Trump hating Communist News Network?!

  4. AOC AND THE REST OF THE ANTI-AMERICAN TRASH THAT SOMEHOW BECAME CONGRESSWOMEN NEED TO BE RIDDEN OUT OF WASHINGTON ON A NOTCHED POLE.

  5. I hope they can sue the Communist News Network alias CNN for their constant reporting of non facts. Almost every reporter and story that comes out of CNN is riddled with horse shit. Just a bunch of clowns working for a worthless news(?) outlet.
    They should all contract 19 and croak

  6. It’s amazing how Fox fires or punishes a host by
    Taking them off the air for two-weeks for saying the
    Truth about Democrats and their vicious lies
    against our President or country, and yet someone
    Like Maddow can lie and say untruths against our
    President, and keep her job. Where’s the humanity???
    She spews such hatred and lies and makes people
    with the same idiocy follow her and act out with the same
    hatred!! People like her need to be removed from the
    Media. They’re so bad for our Country!

  7. More double standards. When FOX commentator Trish Regan made remarks that the demo- rats were using the corona virus as a ploy to continue their agenda to impeach Trump she lost her job with the network. When CNN’s Jake Tapper tells outright unsubstantiated lies about Trump making false statements, there are no repercussions by the network. They stand behind him and there are no apologies offered. Trish was and still is a great and honest conservative reporter who like so many other right thinkers have paid an unjust price.

  8. In Russian translation: Thief sitting on top of thief while speeding horses with leash…

    Hope if I will get anough likes so I will be qualified for interpreting domestic enemies liaing propoganda…🤷‍♂️😉🙏

  9. Bill Maher said it best; Jake your name sounds like your a “Porn Star”, seriously, Jake Tapoer!?
    CNN and all of their so called reporters are ridiculous one sided jackass’s!

  10. Why does the honest conservative FOX commentator Trish Regan get fired by the network for saying the dems were using corona to further Trump impeachment strategies? But CNN’s Tapper continues to spew unverified lies with full endorsement by CNN without even issuing a retraction or an apology. Further examples of the double standards and unfair punishment of right thinking patriots.

  11. I just searched youtube and found the video of him saying the coronavirus is the new hoax from the dems.
    So it is true.

  12. I just searched youtube and found the video of him saying that cocksucking is the new way of life for him. So it is true? Hell yes it’s true.

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