CNN’s Jake Tapper Questions Why He Should Put GOP House Leaders on TV

CNN’s Jake Tapper is questioning why he should put Republican House leaders on his program when he believes they continue to lie.

“When it comes to lies like this — and the House Republican caucus, and the leaders like McCarthy and Steve Scalise — they’re like Doritos. You can’t just do one. You keep lying, and lying, and lying,” Tapper said on Tuesday.

Tapper continued to explain, “We saw last week, McCarthy spreading the lie about Joe Biden wanting to steal your hamburgers for climate change.”

He added, “We’ve seen the appeasement of lies when it comes to Covid and the fact that about half of Republican voters say that they’re not willing to get vaccinated because of all the lies and fear that has been injected into the Republican bloodstream about health issues.”

Tapper also argued, “We see the appeasement of the conspiracy theorists that support the deranged theory of QAnon, that there are satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles who run Hollywood and the Democratic party. It just keeps going. That’s the point.”

Watch Tapper’s comments below:

Calling the “lie” about the 2020 election “anti-democracy,” Tapper claimed, “It is sowing seeds of ignorance in the populous, and obviously has the potential to incite violence.”

“But beyond that is, if you’re willing to lie about that, what are you not willing to lie about? And that’s where we are when it comes to the House Republican leadership — McCarthy and Scalise — and where we are with too many leaders of the Republican Party,” Tapper said.

The CNN host said he believes “this country needs a strong, thriving, healthy, fact-based Republican Party.”

Acknowledging debates are necessary, Tapper said, “But we can’t have those debates if one side of the argument is not willing to stick to standards and facts, for a whole host of reasons.”

He continued, “One of them is, how am I supposed to believe anything they say? If they’re willing to lie about Joe Biden wanting to steal your hamburgers, and QAnon and the Big Lie about the election, what are they not willing to lie about? Why should I put any of them on TV?”


  1. Chuck, great comments!

    Here’s a one sentence reason for Big Jake:

    In post WW2 USSR, there was only one news: Pravda, the official government news source. Only the government’s version of the ‘news’ was given. That was all any of the people knew. Soviets were told the US was going to bomb them at any given moment for YEARS. The communist party had a total lockdown on communication.
    That is what the MSM and Big Tech and the leftists want to do here. There are only 6 companies that own every network, newspaper, radio channel, television station, streaming service, news outlets in the US….and 5 are left leaning. From Disney to HBO to PBS to the NYT: all the same message all the time. It’s infiltrated our public education system. It’s making us into sheep. And people like Tapped are fine with pretending they’re news reporters. Hacks.

  2. Oh, this must be the excuse that CNN is using to justify only telling one side of the issues, the Democrat side, which is filled with lies. Jake Crapper accuses others of lies, but the guilty one is himself. The Democrat State Media lies on a daily, almost hourly rate. They lied and misinformed America for 5 years from the time Trump announced his candidacy. They lied about the supposed mountains of evidence of Trump’s Russian collusion – nothing. Oops, no evidence or the Democrats, who were vibrating in their fever for an impeachment would have used it. They lied about what Trump asked Zelenski to do against Biden and threatening to withhold aid. That was the supposed evidence the Democrats used for the first impeachment. The problem is that the official transcript of the call shows that the accusations were lies. Half of America believed what CNN said and approved the impeachment. The power of the Democrat State Media to influence America in the hate of Republicans is astounding and sickening at the same time.

    Everything that Democrats hate is condemned on the Democrat State Media, including CNN. Everything the Democrats love is supported on the Democrat State Media, including CNN. Everything else is excluded. Democrats hate guns, so CNN and the other Democrat State Media writes articles that are nothing but lies. CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, CSN, MSN, NYT, WaPo, etc. all repeat the lies. Mad King Biden’s failure at the border is hidden. They publish a story about the Mad King reuniting FOUR children that were separated from their parents, by the Trump administration, at the Southern border, but the pictures of the thousands of children in cages, wrapped in tin foil, at the border and in holding places in other states, by the Mad King, since the Mad King enticed them to come here illegally, is ignored. The pictures of the illegals hidden under highway over passes is ignored. The illegals the Mad King ordered to be released into the public in Tacoma, WA. The bail out money from the last stimulus package, the proposed ‘infrastructure’ bill and the upcoming ‘families plan’, to go to blue states to cover money given to illegals for welfare, food stamps, healthcare, education, etc. is ignored. That will equal $trillions after the proposed bills. The Mad King is spending America into bankruptcy, but that is ignored as well.

    A new claim from a jackass in CA that gas prices are rising 22% (big lie, try 100%) since last year this time is because some oil companies went out of business because no one used them last year. The Democrat State Media promotes that too, to cover the Mad King. The real reason is because there is less oil in America due to the Mad King shutting down the pipeline, the pipeline that fed the refineries. Another attempt at a coverup of the Mad King’s screwup. We’ve lost our energy independency and must look for new sources. This fool blamed the price increases for food and other products on the pandemic. NO, the increases are because of the increases in transportation. When fuel prices double, prices on other goods increase as well. The Northern states will see home heating costs doubling this winter thanks to the Mad King – nothing in the Democrat State Media. They also covered up the tens of thousands of jobs that were lost. The Democrat State Media also has given the Mad King credit for what President Trump did, speeding up the creation of the vaccine and planning the distribution. They keep ramping up the support for the BS about climate change, blaming it on vehicle emissions to support the Mad King spending $800 Billion on new green energy. They still haven’t explained how beginning to use fossil fuels 135 years ago created climate change 12,500 years ago that melted glaciers that stretched to Florida, TX and CA, 11,000 feet thick from Portland to NYC, before the beginning of the Egyptian Dynasties. I’m pretty sure no one was driving vehicles or using coal/oil fired power plants back then. The ‘green’ energy systems, pushed by Democrat regulations, failed recently in TX. If Donald Trump had done any of these things, it would be on every news program and hourly bulletins from the Democrat State Media. Mad King Biden? Not a word.

    CNN has had to issue retractions and corrections so much, they must have a whole department dedicated to just that. Even their own staff has shot down their stories. What losers!! Clean house and start telling the truth for a change.

  3. Tapper claimed, “It is sowing seeds of ignorance in the populous, and obviously has the potential to incite violence.” “But beyond that is, if you’re willing to lie about that, what are you not willing to lie about?”
    The answer to Jake’s question is obvious. They will lie about ANYTHING their willfully ignorant base wishes to hear. “Massive voter fraud” “Tax cuts pay for themselves.” “Democrats want to take away your guns.” R mantras for decades. The “base” was primed for Trump’s “stolen election” claims and they were eager to hear what they wanted to be so. SIX months after the election still NO EVIDENCE. WHO NEEDS EVIDENCE?

    1. Syphilis – Now, that’s funny. I didn’t know you were a comedienne. CNN, the seat of fake news, is calling others liars, as are you. That is nothing but projection, the accusation of the guilty (Democrat State Media) trying to take away attention from the lies they tell on a daily, almost hourly, rate. That is funny. Crapper isn’t fooling anyone.

      1. Trump, over 500 lies/fake facts in his first 100 days but CNN are the bad guys. Better stock up on your hamburger meat in your freezer. The commies are coming for it.

        1. James – Could you list out those ‘over 500 lies/fake facts’? Your problem is that your source for those accusations was the Democrat State Media who did everything they could to promote the Democrat position and obstruct the Trump administration. You were indoctrinated.

          Commies? That’s the cry of the Democrat State Media. Everything is ‘Russia is coming’. It’s to keep your attention away from China and Mad King Biden’s corruption.