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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
CNN to cut down on commercials during Jake Tapper's shows
The Lead with Jake Tapper and State of the Union will both see a reduction in ad time.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Jake Tapper has written his first political thriller
The CNN anchor is getting literary with The Hellfire Club, which will be released on April 24. Set in 1950s Washington, D.C., the novel follows an "unlikely congressman" who is thrust "into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history."
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
The New York Times made a Too Many Cooks-style video to mark Rex Tillerson's firing
The Times' Opinion section made a sitcom-style montage mocking Trump's many firings at the White House with a video reminiscent of Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks, which parodied opening sequences of 1980s and 1990s sitcoms. ALSO: Jake Tapper takes President Trump to task for not living up to his "You're fired" Apprentice reputation.
Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 7:29AM EST
CNN to host a town hall on the Florida school shooting, invites President Trump to attend
Jake Tapper will moderate Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. E.T. CNN has invited Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, as well as Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and Rep. Ted Deutch.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 9:21PM EST
CNN fires a senior producer for Jake Tapper’s Sunday show for sexual harassment
CNN says State of the Union producer Teddy Davis was fired over behavior "that does not align with the standards and values of CNN” after three women filed complaints. In addition, Tapper tweeted: “When CNN executives were told about these complaints, they reacted swiftly and appropriately, as they should. Workplaces need to be safe and I am fully supportive of CNN's action.”
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and CNN’s Jake Tapper roasted Bill O’Reilly as if they’re Jon Stewart
Hayes followed The Daily Show playbook last night in showing an old O’Reilly Factor segment in which O’Reily preached personal responsibility to highlight O’Reilly being "angry at God' for his sexual harassment scandal. Meanwhile, Jake Tapper discussed how he “destroyed” O’Reilly on Twitter in an interview with Stephen Colbert. ALSO: Late-night hosts brought on "God" to respond to O’Reilly.
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
CNN’s Jake Tapper responds to Bill O’Reilly’s dig by bringing up the ex-Fox News star’s sexual harassment scandal
O’Reilly tweeted this afternoon, “Sean Hannity kicking serious butt in the ratings. Tapper on CNN as low as you can go.” and Tapper followed up 11 minutes later, tweeting: “‘Low’ would be sexually harassing staffers and then getting fired for it -- humiliated in front of the world. Now THAT would be low.”
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 5:55PM EDT
Why NBC News investigative reporter Ronan Farrow broke the news of Harvey Weinstein rape allegations in The New Yorker
CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “media complicity,” but there was a reason Farrow took his work to The New Yorker. According to Variety, Farrow got NBC News’ permission to do his investigative work for The New Yorker, with the thinking that sources wouldn't open up to a TV outlet fearing that they would have to speak on camera. Farrow will discuss his exclusive on tonight’s NBC Nightly News.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 1:25PM EDT
Jake Tapper wonders why NBC News investigative reporter Ronan Farrow broke the Harvey Weinstein rape allegations in The New Yorker
The CNN anchor tweeted shortly after Farrow’s bombshell New Yorker story broke this morning: “Speaking of media complicity ask yourself why NBC reporter @RonanFarrow wrote this for The New Yorker.”