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Jake Tapper blasts Slate for 'ridiculous' story about Kellyanne Conway

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, Jake Tapper of CNN poses at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif. Tapper, the third new host of a Sunday morning public affairs show to debut within the past year, says he hopes to attract viewers who want a little more depth to their political interviews. Tapper starts Sunday on "State of the Union," which airs at 9 a.m. ET and is repeated three hours later. He replaces Candy Crowley. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Slate published a piece Wednesday titled "Kellyanne Conway Suggests That Women With Kids Shouldn’t Take Jobs in the White House." In it, the writer quotes remarks Conway gave during a Politico event that day called "Women Rule."

The author of the piece, Suzanne Monyak, had a clear objective: to present Conway as a submissive woman with "an attitude that feels ripped out of Mad Men."

She wrote that Conway spoke about not being able to take on an official White House position and be a mother to her four children, and then quoted Conway as she relayed conversations she had with male colleagues:

I do politely mention to them the question isn’t would you take the job, the male sitting across from me who’s going to take a big job in the White House. The question is would you want your wife to.

Would you want the mother of your children to? You really see their entire visage change. It’s like, oh, no, they wouldn’t want their wife to take that job.

But the comments were apparently not what Monyak wanted them to seem, and CNN journalist Jake Tapper was not afraid to speak out against the purposeful spin.

He retweeted Slate's link on Twitter, with the comment, "2 women I know who attended this event say this headline/piece are ridiculous and false and say it totally twists what Conway said. fwiw."

This is not the first time Tapper has blasted others in the media for promoting bias instead of sharing clear facts. In fact, just last month Tapper called out Conway herself for being unwilling to admit others in the Trump campaign were spreading misinformation.

As Mediaite noted, Conway was actually saying (in context) that the men she talked to said they wouldn't want their wives taking such a job, not that no woman should take such a job, as the Slate headline implies.

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