After the DOJ announced on Friday that 12 Russian intelligence officials have been indicted for attempts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, CNN’s Jake Tapper was among journos with the ability to remember who was president then:
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) July 13, 2018
Speaking to former Obama WH official Samantha Vinograd about the indictments, Tapper said: “It’s unfair to hold you responsible for the entire Obama administration, but you read this indictment and you think, ‘Boy, the Obama administration, they really kind of missed the ball on this.”
“I mean, yes, they issued that report, but President Obama said… he told Putin to cut it out or knock it off, it wasn’t particularly strong, and then there was all this hesitation about warning the American people for fear of looking partisan,” he continued. “In retrospect, doesn’t it seem to you that the Obama administration was at least to a degree asleep at the switch?”
That little reality check did not sit well with Obama fans:
Tapper was echoing Trump this week and criticizing Obama for not doing more about Russia‘s attack on our democracy. Not great. https://t.co/vnxSoS1gaj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 16, 2018
This said, the hacking was successful because the sexist American media raced to launder criminally acquired documents with little genuine news value in a flood that continued for months.
— David Greenwald (@davidegreenwald) July 15, 2018
rather than taking any blame for its handling of Dem docs stolen by Russians that media feasted on at height of campaign, journos want to pin blame on Obama https://t.co/pCvrmzhzli
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) July 15, 2018
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) July 15, 2018
We always love it when the Left argues that the mainstream media is too anti-Obama.