CNN’s Jake Tapper cut down to size after clueless tweet on ‘high standards’

It seems that when Jake Tapper takes to Twitter to share a deep thought, he often makes a fool of himself.

The self-unaware (is there any other kind?) CNN anchor did it again in attempting to express something profound apparently in the context of the new-host search for the popular quiz show Jeopardy.

As you probably are aware, the Jeopardy executive producer, Mike Richards, the man in charge of screening the possible successors to the beloved Alex Trebek who tragically passed away in November 2020 from pancreatic cancer, did a Dick Cheney and instead gave himself the emcee position.

After some politically incorrect baggage that generated headlines emerged, Richards found himself out of both jobs.

Tapper evidently thought he was being sophisticated by tweeting that “We have higher standards for game show hosts than for Members of Congress, definitely a sign of a healthy society with its priorities in order.”

Parenthetically, Tapper’s so-called inside information earlier this year about the “simple facts” behind Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star Game from the Atlanta area over the voting reform law turned out to hardly be a home when it was brought to his attention on social media that CNN is headquartered in Atlanta.

Tapper’s online attempt to mediate the standoff between the New York Post and Twitter when the latter suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story also fell flat.

“Critics were quick to point out Tapper’s own network and the standards they have for their employees caught in recent scandals,” Fox News noted about the news anchor’s Tuesday tweet.

This includes ultra-liberal mask-shamer Chris Cuomo and his history, among other things, of COVID-related grandstanding along with unethically helping his brother, the ex-New York governor, navigate scandals on the sly, as well as “hands-on” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Toobin is separately getting clowned on social media for fear-mongering over a Texas abortion law that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld.

Some Twitter users recalled that ex-President Donald Trump was a game show host in his role on NBC’s The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice reality shows.

They actually may be inadvertently making Tapper’s point, which is ironic since Tapper is no fan of POTUS 45 or the MAGA movement.

President Trump unforgettably, of course, branded the TV journalist’s network as very fake news.

In any event, Tapper’s wisdom has prompted widespread ridicule from the left and the right with suggestions that Tapper needs to get his own house in order. Here is a sampling:


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