After losing the California gubernatorial election in 1962, Richard Nixon told the press, “You don’t have Nixon to kick around anymore, gentlemen because this is my last press conference.” Nixon was ranting out of rage, and his commitment was patently inaccurate.

Former President Trump, on the other hand, may credibly argue that in a sense, since his relative absence from the headlines has been rating poison for his critics. Jake Tapper is one of them.

In calling journalists on both sides of the aisle to gather information for this piece, the most common criticism of Tapper was that he is “not a bright guy,” as one Democrat journalist put it. That combined with his obvious partisanship and a proclivity to bend over for any passing leftist has tarnished his status among the DC press corps.

Another reporter, this time a Republican, said, We don’t think of him as a threat. We don’t think of him at all.”

“CNN’s ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’ has lost a startling 75% of its audience since the leftist network witnessed a viewer bump in January,” according to FNC. Tapper’s show had 2.8 million viewers in January but only 706,000 viewers in the 4 p.m. ET hour from May 31 to June 23, a loss of three-quarters of its audience. When compared to the first quarter, Tapper’s second-quarter viewership is down 49%.

In Tapper’s timeslot during the first three weeks of June, He lost also a considerable number of viewers in the crucial news demographic of adults aged 25 to 54, losing 79 percent of his January viewership.In the most sought category by advertisers, Tapper’s show is down 47 percent in the second quarter compared to the first. CNN gave Tapper an extra hour in April and expanded the show from 4-6 p.m. ET, but the decision hasn’t paid off for the network in terms of ratings.

Through June 23, ‘The Lead’ averaged only 799,000 viewers during the 5-6 p.m. ET timeframe, while Fox News’ ‘The Five’ averaged 2.6 million, beating Tapper by a stunning 229 percent.”

This is kind of nonsense.

FNC: “Tapper tried to convince Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell not to run against incumbent Democrat Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb last year, suggesting that the U.S. Army combat veteran would be better off running in a safer district for Republicans. Multiple people close to Parnell considered Tapper’s move an attempt to interfere with an election…Tapper may claim that he hasn’t had a transformation as a news anchor, but his constant condemnation of Republicans would indicate otherwise. After it was projected that Trump would lose the 2020 presidential election, the CNN anchor declared that for tens of millions of Americans, the “long national nightmare is over.’ ” And he stole that line from President Ford, referring to Nixon and Watergate.”

Trump noted that his break from office has taken away the leftist media’s best asset. Their former viewers have gone on to other media outlets, leaving them to fend for themselves. Jake Tapper’s story is only one of many. There are many more people like him who are in a downward spiral because they can’t think of anything else to say except absurd accusations of Trump. That will only go you so far, even with liberals.

Sources: WayneDupree, LifeZette

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