I am sure that many of my fellow conservatives will give me much crap about this post but I happen to believe that Jake Tapper is one of the fairest reporters on TV. Not that I always agree with him. And it is true that he has been very hard on President Trump, but here’s the part that his conservative critics forget–he is just as hard on the Democrats.
For example yesterday he interviewed my former Congressman Steve Israel (D-Political Hack-NY) about the House healthcare vote. Tapper began the interview by confronting the ex-Rep with what scares him more than anything in the world—truth.
No he didn’t ask the former head of the DCCC why he stiffed his synagogue for over two grand when he decided to join a different congregation (I was on the board of the one he left) But the CNN reporter did confront him about the lies the Democratic Party used to sell in Obamacare, and asked whether they contributed to the problems Obama’s signature legislation if facing today.
Tapper: “Congressman Israel, let me ask you. The way that this bill, the original bill, Obamacare, the Affordable Healthcare Act, the way that was sold to the American people was in many ways mendacious. They [voters] were told if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. That’s not true. And it’s just empirically evident out there that insurance companies are leaving Obamacare exchanges, leaving voters, consumers with fewer options, not greater options. Do you think the Democrats, in the way they sold this bill to the public, really undermined their own credibility on the issue of health care?”
Israel: “Well, Jake, lo…