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 CNN's Tapper on Media Bias: 'Obama Said Things That Weren't True and Got Away with It'

CNN's Tapper on Media Bias: 'Obama Said Things That Weren't True and Got Away with It'

By Douglas Ernst | The Washington Times

CNN’s Jake Tapper says former President Obama benefited from a media industry that was “supportive” of him and reluctant to identify misleading information.

Rolling Stone magazine sat down with the host of “The Lead” this week to talk about his career, the state of journalism in 2017, and his thoughts about covering President Trump after eight years of Mr. Obama. The journalist said that he was worried about confirmation bias among his peers, along with the industry’s shift toward ideological coverage instead of fact-based reporting.

“I do think there is a sort of confirmation bias that some media outlets feed and it does trouble me because I try not to do that,” Mr. Tappersaid for an interview published Tuesday. “Look, there’s always going to be a place for ideological and even partisan journalism. That’s been true as long as this nation has been around, and I think that’s great, but I think it’s great as a supplement to more straight news.”

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