Tapper on Being “Tough and Consistent” and Conservative Praise

By SteveK 

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is profiled by National Review Online’s Mark Hemingway, and the conservative Website had high praise for the reporter who went toe-to-toe with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

“He’s one of the last remaining journalists in America who take the responsibilities of their jobs seriously, and thus place a premium on their credibility,” writes Hemingway. “Tapper isn’t afraid to go against the grain of the liberal consensus in pursuit of a story.”

“I hope I’m tough and consistent. I can’t say I always achieve that stance, but I do aspire to it,” he says.

But Tapper notes Rush Limbaugh’s praise may be short lived. “It’s always nice to be complimented — if that’s what that was,” he says. “Believe me, I don’t doubt there will come a day when Mr. Limbaugh and National Review consider me once again to be part of the ‘MSM,’ either too tough on Republicans or insufficiently tough on Democrats.”

Earlier: “So What Do You Do, Jake Tapper?

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