Jake Tapper Goes On Tweetstorm About ‘Media Accountability’

By A.J. Katz Comment

CNN’s Jake Tapper has been extremely outspoken on Twitter ever since the Harvey Weinstein stories were made public, and has expressed staunch support for the women who have come out and told their stories of harassment.

While Tapper praised the New York Times and The New Yorker for their reporting, he also called for “media accountability” during a long thread of tweets past weekend, and criticized media organizations (though not by name) who he felt have covered for Weinstein over the years and made it easier for him and other high-profile harassers to continue their activities.

Tapper called on fellow journalists, specifically media reporters, to be more aggressive in their reporting on these people, “or nothing will change.”

While he didn’t name them specifically in this particular thread of tweets, Tapper feels that NBC has been complicit in this regard.

One hopes Tapper demands this of his own news organization as well.