CNN’s Jake Tapper stirred up the pro-Palestinian hornets nest with comments he made on Sunday morning during the network’s “State of the Union” program. “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib angrily took offense at his remarks and Tapper fired back at her with his own tweet on Monday.
The host apparently got under the skin of Tlaib and others as he talked about the tone used by leaders following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
“You hear conservatives all the time, rightly so in my opinion, talk about the tone set by people in the Arab world, Palestinian leaders and the way they talk about Israelis… justifying,” said Tapper. “You can’t compare the ideology of Hamas with anything else. But at the same time, either tone matters or it doesn’t.”
Watch Tapper make his observation here …
Video by CNN
Needless to say, a leftist on Twitter by the name of Sana Saeed quickly was triggered and posted: “This is the height of unethical journalism @jaketapper – you invoke Palestinians & Arabs as a comparison to white nationalist violence in the US? This is blatant anti-Arab bigotry & Islamophobia. @CNN needs to take action.”
This is the height of unethical journalism @jaketapper – you invoke Palestinians & Arabs as a comparison to white nationalist violence in the US?
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) August 5, 2019
Tlaib retweeted Saeed’s post on Monday and added a twist of her own, writing, “Comparing Palestinian human rights advocates to terrorist white nationalists is fundamentally a lie. Palestinians want equality, human dignity & to stop the imprisonment of children. White supremacy is calling for the *domination* of one race w/ the use of violence.”
Tapper did not hesitate to launch a response back in Tlaib’s direction, saying: “You’re 100% right, Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib, it’s a lie. Because I never said that. What I said was those who believe Palestinian leaders bear responsibility for the incitement of terrorism cannot then let US leaders off the hook and act as if words don’t matter.”
You’re 100% right, Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib, it’s a lie. Because I never said that. What I said was those who believe Palestinian leaders bear responsibility for the incitement of terrorism cannot then let US leaders off the hook and act as if words don’t matter. https://t.co/UoC0l5778t
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 5, 2019
Of course others in the pro-Palestinian camp have lined up to condemn Tapper …
— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) August 5, 2019
@jaketapper is no different from Joseph Goebells
— Fidel (@Maranjevic) August 5, 2019
Jake Tapper is anti-Islam and anti-Palestinian. He has been forever and he continues to be. His bigotry and Islamophobia are well documented but must be good for business, shame on you @CNN!
— Taha Meli Arvas (@TahaMArvas) August 5, 2019
Meanwhile, pro-Israeli commentators had their say, in defense of Tapper and critical of Tlaib …
Do you think that Hamas members are human rights advocates? Because that’s who Jake Tapper mentioned.
— Ariel Sobel (@arielsobelle) August 5, 2019
Comparing Palestinian terrorists that killed innocent Israeli teenage girl (among other civilians) to human rights advocates is exactly your problem, congresswoman. https://t.co/ecV6MKujWl
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) August 5, 2019
Odd you should mention *domination* of one race, cause the terrorist @jaketapper mentioned is Hamas terrorist. Hamas’s covenant literally reads (Article 7): “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems kill the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees…” https://t.co/ecV6MKujWl
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) August 5, 2019
Ethnic cleansing of Hebron’s Jews…Hmm sure looks like Arabs calling for racial domination of the entire area through the use of violence doesn’t it Rashida? pic.twitter.com/tkYPG7X09r
— (((Emily Schrader))) (@GippersChutzpah) August 5, 2019
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