CNN host Jake Tapper went after President Barack Obama Tuesday, suggesting a speech on journalism the president delivered to a room full of reporters may have been better served if given to his own administration.
Speaking at a journalism awards dinner Monday night, Obama lectured the news media on how to cover the 2016 race. He praised reporters for asking him “really tough questions” during the 2008 election and argued journalism is more than simply giving a microphone to an individual.
While Tapper noted that Obama made “many salient points” in his speech, he contended that Obama’s administration has been anything but friendly to the press.
“Was President Obama the right messenger?” the CNN host asked before documenting the “media critic-in-chief’s” treatment of the press.
“Mr. President, with all due respect … Maybe, just maybe, your lecturing would be better delivered to your own administration.”
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