Jake Tapper apparently felt like being all deep and thoughtful on Saturday afternoon and went out of his way to subtweet and scold others about how they debate. We’re not entirely sure if he was subtweeting Trump or just people in general who disagree with him (and CNN) …
If the only way you can rebut an argument is to (a) misrepresent it or (b) resort to personal attacks, you’re conceding that you can’t win the debate. Which is fine. But don’t expect anyone worthwhile to have an ounce of respect for you.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 28, 2018
Huh. ‘But don’t expect anyone worthwhile to have an ounce of respect for you.’
The irony of this tweet coming from ANYONE at CNN is likely lost on Jake.
So are you coming clean then?
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) July 28, 2018
You left out (c) “change the subject”
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 29, 2018
But he also left out the part where most people don’t care if he or anyone else in the media “respects” them or not. The EGOS of these people thinking they can tell others what to do to earn respect or how to argue when he and so many others are so blatantly doing the very things he tells others not to do.
Look @ananavarro personal attacks. I wish she argued policy.
— Jeff Kiser (@1962Kiser) July 28, 2018
We’ll be here all day if we go through the so-called journos and Lefties who do all of this and much, much more.
Jake, this is he Lefts entire arsenal. When losing the left just insults. “racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, xenophobic” – @HillaryClinton
— JC Davis (@jcdav) July 28, 2018
Deep thoughts with Jake Tapper.
— SRyan (@Sryan_Htx) July 29, 2018
So @CNN hasn’t won any debates for a long time.
— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) July 29, 2018
Would also seem the outlet has lost a good deal of respect, just putting that out there.
So when are you leaving CNN? Thatd be why the lack of respect youre running into. https://t.co/QlwkEfG8TV
— heymikey80 (@heymikey80) July 28, 2018
— El Dan (@LibertarianDan) July 29, 2018
Like you calling legislators who argue that the FBI acted improperly “unpatriotic”? That kind of attack?
— Tom Hennigan (@scolaighe) July 29, 2018
Oh yeah, that.
Great autobiographical statement! I applaud you for finally admitting it!
— CD (@ccdnow) July 28, 2018
We’re guessing this did not go the way Jake hoped it would.
If I can call you Jake.
Given that the network you work for, their whole shtick is misrepresenting arguments, does that mean that CNN can't win the debate and does not deserve an ounce of respect?#AskingForAFriend
— Ordy's Summer Lovin' (@OrdyPackard) July 29, 2018
Or maybe he knew most people would be irritated with the scold and he just wanted some attention because it’s TWITTER.
Hey Jake, have you met Jake?
— Lederman Studio (@JeremieLederman) July 29, 2018
HA HA HA HA.
And not Jake from State Farm.
— Jesse Kelly® (@JesseKellyDC) July 28, 2018
Leave it to Jesse Kelly to give us the perfect tweet to end this piece.