Few Journalists Left in Washington: John Dickerson and Jake Tapper

During the media frenzy over Mitt Romney’s comments on the Embassy attacks (and not the actual attacks themselves) I blogged “What if Mitt Romney had waited?” and cited John Dickerson, CBS News political director, and ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper as two of the few shining lights in an otherwise bastion of horrifically partisan media openly advocating for Obama’s re-election.  Friend and foe alike questioned how I could even make a concession that any of the Washington media are decent.

Since that time Jake tapper quickly took the Obama Administration to task for lying during the Univision appearance regarding the start of the Fast & Furious gun-running to Mexico operation:

Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.”

In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.

Now we have Dickerson telling the truth about the partisan media refusing to report the news that the Obama Administration bungled the Benghazi security and intelligence and then repeatedly lied about the direct terrorism connection to cover for their failures.  Stephen Hayes smartly laid out the Administration pattern of falsely denying terrorist attacks on Americans and Dickerson openly concedes the news media refuses to do their job under the implicit guise that it will hurt Obama’s re-election (video at the link):

JOHN DICKERSON: Governor Romney jumped in the middle of the violence in the Middle East and he broke a little bit of a tradition by inserting himself. They he disappeared on the issue. We’ve since learned that this administration first thought this uprising in Libya was just a kind of– something that bubbled up from the ground. Well, now they are calling it a terrorist attack. What went wrong there? What did you get wrong in the first place? Why weren’t you securing the embassy the way you should have been? These are points that a Republican could make that Mitt Romney need to make because he knows the press isn’t necessarily going to make that case for him. He can’t make it because he was the one who jumped in and said hey this is a very serious issue. But instead he hasn’t really come back to it.

The Right will never get a fair deal from the media but all we ask is for a fair hearing.  Journalists like Tapper and Dickerson do their job well unlike 99% of their peers.

3 Comments

  1. Harold Smith
    Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Keith,
    Glad to see you getting some national attention. Good job.

  2. PaulMS2
    Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just like to say thanx for what I know must be very time consuming hard work. I find all your posts to be very informitive, educational & entertaining. I tweet & email links to your site everyday to help spread the idiocy of the media polls with the facts you provide. Thanx Again

    • Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      My pleasure. I do it to reach people like yourself so we can spread the facts to an ill-informed public not being faithfully served by a wholly biased media. Keep fighting the good fight.

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