Fox News noted that CNN’s Jake Tapper is now retweeting criticism of former Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones. . .
CNN's Jake Tapper retweets criticism of Rebekah Jones after promoting her fake conspiracies on-air https://t.co/LPJTiS9wm6
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) May 19, 2021
. . .but as Fox News also noted, this is the same Jake Tapper who also promoted her story in the first place:
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 8, 2020
From Fox News:
Tapper did acknowledge complaints made by her “detractors” about her “history with law enforcement.” But the next day, he drew attention to the judge who approved the search warrant and how it was a DeSantis appointee, fueling the narrative that the police visit to her home was politically motivated.
The anchor has yet to address or walk back his previous coverage of Jones.
And she was a FREQUENT guest on multiple CNN shows:
From May 2020 to December 2020, Jones made at least nine separate on-air appearances on programs like “New Day” and “Out Front with Erin Burnett,” but no CNN program booked Jones more than “Cuomo Prime Time.”
For example, here:
Gov. "DeSantis needs to worry less about what I'm writing about and more about the people who are sick and dying… doing this to me will not stop me from reporting the data. Ever."
– FL data scientist Rebekah Jones on having her home raided as part of a cybercrime investigation. pic.twitter.com/ztbqdKjwYv
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) December 8, 2020
GOP appointee Ron Filipkowski resigned from his position in Florida after the raid on Rebekah Jones' home.
"I watched the video when she tweeted it out right after the incident… I just couldn't believe what I was seeing… I was just really outraged by the whole situation." pic.twitter.com/B7EQikm849
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) December 9, 2020
"One pulled out his gun after I said my kids were upstairs. The other one… was pointing it at me," says fmr. data scientist Rebekah Jones of the officers who raided her home.
"They went around to the stairway and were pointing them up the stairs at my husband and my two kids." pic.twitter.com/otrHRvaXBH
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) December 11, 2020
Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Gov. Ron DeSantis, responded to the article, tweeting “People wonder why so many Americans distrust the media. Look no further than stuff like this. But trust can be redeemed; everyone makes mistakes—why doesn’t Tapper just admit he made a mistake & explain to CNN viewers that Florida’s COVID stats are real?”:
People wonder why so many Americans distrust the media. Look no further than stuff like this. But trust can be redeemed; everyone makes mistakes—why doesn’t Tapper just admit he made a mistake & explain to CNN viewers that Florida’s COVID stats are real?https://t.co/0l9j3pm99u
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) May 19, 2021
Here’s an idea: Each CNN show that hosted Jones should have Charles C.W. Cooke on to discuss his article taking her down? It’s only fair:
'If you believe her, you’re the mark': Charles C.W. Cooke exposes Florida COVID-19 'fabulist' Rebekah Jones https://t.co/qz7fL7TFQl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2021