Skip To Content
We’ve Taken Down the Forward Paywall: An Open Letter to Our ReadersRead Now
Fast Forward

CNN’s Jake Tapper Claps Back at Steve Bannon’s Attack on Media

Jake Tapper Image by courtesy of jake tapper

Jake Tapper, CNN’s senior Washington correspondent, had a succinct response to Steve Bannon’s demand that the media “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”


Bannon, the Trump administration’s chief White House strategist, made the remarks in a conversation with a New York Times reporter. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” he said. “I want you to quote this,” the former head of Breitbart News told the Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.