CNN anchor Jake Tapper disagreed Monday with ABC’s late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel that Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy is a “dumb son of a bitch.”
President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic Monday calling Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch” during a White House press gathering in response to the Fox News reporter asking a question about inflation. When Kimmel asked Tapper whether Doocy is a “dumb son of a bitch,” the CNN anchor responded that no president should call a reporter names.
“I know you don’t usually give out opinions but that reporter, Peter Doocy, is he a dumb son of a bitch?” Kimmel asked.
“I don’t think any president should be calling any journalist a ‘dumb son of a bitch.’ And to be fair to Peter Doocy, the question was fairly anodyne…” Tapper said. “It would be like you calling me a ‘dumb son of a b*tch’ right now, caught on microphone. I mean, he was standing right in front of a microphone.”
Kimmel pressed Tapper on “defending” Doocy, saying Fox News said the CNN anchor is on “Team Biden” and a “mouthpiece for the Democrats.”
“And yet, here you are defending Peter Doocy, who as far as I’ve been able to tell is a dumb son of a bitch,” Kimmel said.
“So, I do not agree with that, and I will say, standards for decency don’t have to do with whether or not you like the people that are being treated poorly, it just has to do with the standard,” Tapper responded. “And yes, I recognize that Peter’s channel probably would never come to my defense like that, but it is what it is.”
This is an excerpt from the Daily Caller.
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