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Senator Mocks Jake Tapper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC's Jake Tapper was the target of a pointed zinger by Democratic Senator Chris Coons at a dinner on Wednesday. Coons' jab took place at the Washi...

Gibbs: 99ers Will be Saved by Jobs, Not Unemployment Benefits. But Honestly....

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

In replying to Jake Tapper's question about 99ers and what can be done to help the unemployed, Robert Gibbs offered a baffling, disjointed, mishmash answer chock full of clichés and lacking any substance.

Tapper's Blog Marks 5th Birthday

ABC News/Political Punch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Please forgive me this solipsistic indulgence, but five years ago today, this blog began, and the good folks at ABC News asked me to write something t...

The Election Night Drinking Game: HyperVocal Edition

Lee Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Brenner

You'll be drunk before 8:03 ET if we make this too easy, so we're trying for some next-level stuff&nonsense.

Jake Tapper Gets Book Deal | MIKE ALLEN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Little, Brown and Company is announcing a book deal with Jake Tapper, ABC News Senior White House Correspondent. In "Enemy In the Wire," Tapper will ...

Chris Christie: "Jersey Shore" Offensive, Really New Yorkers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — "Jersey Shore" may have many fans, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't among them. During an appearance Sunday on ABC's "T...

Jake Tapper's 'This Week' Stint Ends This Weekend

POLITICO CLICK | PATRICK GAVIN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"For a four month run, we did pretty well," Tapper told POLITICO. "I've never gotten to really run anything at ABC News. ... There's a tremendous amou...

'This Week' Tops 'Meet The Press' In Demo

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jake Tapper closed out the quarter with a strong performance on ABC's "This Week." Tapper's exclusive interview with CIA Director Leon Panetta -- Pan...

Chris Wallace, Jake Tapper Squabble Over Janet Napolitano

Washington Examiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wallace accused Tapper of holding his second guest, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, for too long, which messed with his show's rundow...

Jason Linkins

CBS News's Schieffer Weighs In On Sunday Factchecking | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The thing that separates ABC News at this point is that they've decided to become the brand that takes fact-checking seriously.

Tony Hayward Bombarded With Questions As He Leaves The White House (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP CEO Tony Hayward left the White House Wednesday after meeting with President Obama and was met with a barrage of questions from waiting reporters. ...

Jason Linkins

Colbert Discusses Sunday Morning Factchecking With Jake Tapper, Bill Adair (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Discussing the Sunday morning talk shows, which Colbert called "a grown-up version of Saturday morning cartoons," the show wove together a segment that began with Jay Rosen's suggestions for improving the format.

Jason Linkins

David Gregory Is Really Excited About Meet The Press's New Furniture | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is America ready to experience new furniture and the "ultramodern" feel of occasional standing? Because this is the exciting way that Meet The Press is "evolving."

'This Week' Teams With Politifact For Fact-Checking Show Guests

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Jake Tapper took the temporary helm of ABC's "This Week," he asked for suggestions on things the show could do. One suggestion, live-tweeting th...

Obama's Press Conference: You Can't Negotiate With Disaster

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Consensus-building is a gift that the President's used brilliantly on many occasions. But a gift in one situation can be a bad habit in another.


Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It may be a rough weekend for some members of the media who are coming off cringe-worthy weeks. Below, check out the Media Losers of the Week, and vot...

'This Week' Gets Lowest Ratings Since 2006, 'Meet The Press' Tops

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christiane Amanpour can't come soon enough to ABC's "This Week." The Sunday morning program, temporarily hosted by Jake Tapper, saw its lowest total ...

Rate the Celebrities from Nerd Prom! (PHOTOS) (POLL)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Shrake


Sunday Morning TV Gripes

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Kaus

Random thoughts while zipping through the Sunday morning shows, from the tape-delay of the Olympics to the surprising revelation that Peggy Noonan and Hugh Hewitt are hypocrites

Why It's Jake Tapper's Moment

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

As George Stephanopoulos gives up his hosting duties on the This Week show, ABC has a chance to revitalize its show if it has the common sense to select Jake Tapper, instead of the bad alternatives, to replace him.

Jake Tapper Challenges White House Over Fox News Claims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News' Jake Tapper challenged White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Tuesday over the White House's claims that Fox News is not a legitimate news...

Fox News Is the Story

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

The White House has exposed Fox News for what it is: not a news organization, but a partisan political entity that is waging a war against the Obama administration and its progressive agenda.

Jake Tapper, Terry Moran Guest-Hosting "This Week": Who Should Replace George Stephanopoulos? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jake Tapper and Terry Moran — the two ABC News personalities seen as possible replacements for George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" — will...

If It's Sunday, It's Meet the Facts

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Even the most powerful candidates and politicians submit to Sunday grillings. And it's a real loss when politicians can dissemble through these appearances without any rigorous follow-up.

Chuck Todd Not Shaving Goatee After All [UPDATED]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Chuck Todd is keeping the goatee, after all. Todd has chosen instead to donate $1,000 to both his charity — Samaritan Inns — and ...