Joe Biden, who follows a strict policy of no mean tweets, got caught yesterday on hot mic calling Fox News reporter Peter Doocy âa dumb son of a b*tch.â
The incident was a hot topic for the rest of the day, so itâs only natural that Jimmy Kimmel would discuss it on his late-night show, especially since CNNâs Jake Tapper was one of his guests. Who better to weigh in on this than a journalist, right?
Well, for what itâs worth, Tapper stuck up for Doocy, disagreeing with Kimmelâs contention that Doocy âis indeed a dumb son of a b*tchâ:
Jimmy Kimmel: "FoxâŚsaysâŚyou're on Team BidenâŚyet, here you are, defending Peter Doocy, whoâŚis indeed a dumb son of a bitch."
Jake Tapper: "So, I do not agreeâŚI recognize that Peter's channel probably would never come to my defense like that, but it is what it is." pic.twitter.com/GAdURGzeaR
â Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 25, 2022
What a delightful exchange.
â Sister Toldjah đ (@sistertoldjah) January 25, 2022
Kimmelâs a moron, of course. But we expect that from him.
What we donât expect â or, rather, what we wouldnât have expected like eight years ago â is for Jake Tapper to sit there and lie through his teeth.
âPeterâs channelâ literally defended Jim Acosta during the Trump presidency, Jake. https://t.co/AOkoEbVNFI
â Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) January 25, 2022
They literally did @jaketapper
â Noam Blum (@neontaster) January 25, 2022
You got amnesia or something, Jake?
â Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 25, 2022
â#FactsFirstâ was a lie. That Jake Tapper could be above all the petty partisan garbage was apparently a lie, too.
Editorâs note: The headline of this post originally read âdumb son of a b*tch,â but that was Kimmelâs quote, not Bidenâs. Biden, of course, said âstupid,â not âdumb.â Weâve amended the headline accordingly.