Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss Jake Tapper’s position on denying Republicans a platform because they refuse to acknowledge Janauary 6 as an insurrection.
Leahy: In studio, the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Crom, you were just having a field day pointing out the hypocrisy of mainstream media figures, one of whom is Jake Tapper at CNN.
Carmichael: Jake Tapper was interviewed the other day and he said that he would not give a platform to Republicans who won’t adhere to the doctrine that Biden won the election fair and square and that there was no cheating whatsoever.
And more importantly, if they won’t adhere to the doctrine that January 6 was an insurrection. And the definition of an insurrection includes people being armed. And there wasn’t a single weapon.
Leahy: There was a guy wearing a Viking hat. (Laughs)
Carmichael: And he had some interesting paint on his face. He was saying that he wouldn’t interview, and he was asked to name people. He said, I wouldn’t interview Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, or Elise Stefanik, who’s now the number three Republican having replaced Liz Cheney, who has gone to pastures unknown because now that she’s had her day in the sun, nobody wants to interview her anymore. Elise Stefanik sent out a tweet saying, this is hysterical because his producer has begged me to come on the show.
Carmichael: When that was brought up to Tapper he said, I can’t be responsible for every email that my bookers send.
Leahy: What a bunch of weasel words.
Carmichael: Here’s what’s so silly about it. Who does Jake Tapper’s Booker work for?
Leahy: Jake Tapper. He’s not responsible for them.
Carmichael: Jake Tapper. If you can’t be responsible for a person that is a direct report, then it shows that you can’t be responsible for anything, including what you say on your own show, apparently.
I found that whole thing to be hysterical because he calls them conspiracy theorists. Let’s review the record. Jake Tapper believed that Russia and Trump colluded in the 2016 election. He was a leader of that conspiracy, which turned out to be false.
Jake Tapper believed when Anthony Fauci said that there’s no way that the coronavirus originated from a lab in Wuhan that Tapper called anybody who believed that that was a conspiracy. Well, it turns out he looks like he’s dead wrong. So he was once again the leader of that conspiracy.
Leahy: I got another one for you. It’s even better. He wrote a book. (Laughter) He wrote a book about the 2000 election. Do you know what he called it? This was George W. Bush. versus Al Gore. Ended up narrowly decided by the Supreme Court. The title of the book, Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency.
Carmichael: Oh god that’s great! (Laughter) Michael, great catch. great catch. So now what we have is a 20-year history of Jake Tapper being on the wrong side of every so-called conspiracy.
That one actually is a conspiracy because everything there, it’s the opposite. In Florida it was exactly the opposite of all the other elections were in 2020 were. Let’s remind our listeners about that. They actually did sit and recount the balance.
And they tried to determine with each hanging-chad what the voter meant when that voter voted. And so they looked at each one, every single vote they looked at in Florida. Three times.
And Gore never could get to where he had the majority. And the Supreme Court didn’t decide the election. The Supreme Court said, you’ve run out of time, and so you have to accept the results. The Supreme Court didn’t rule in favor of Bush. They ruled in favor of the results that came in for the same person three times in a row.
Leahy: Here’s the description of that book that Jake Tapper road in 2000. Acclaimed journalist Jake Tapper explains what actually happened. Who got away with what and how both sides, Democrats and Republicans plotted to steal the presidency in 2000. He can’t even interview himself apparently according to his standards. (Laughs)
Carmichael: And by the way, we’re using Jake Tapper. But you could substitute the name Jake Tapper for anybody at CNN or MSNBC.
Leahy: (Low voice) Jon Meacham. (Laughter)
Carmichael: I haven’t seen him all lately.
Leahy: He’s not a paid contributor because he got caught praising his own speech.
Carmichael: Praising his own speech.
Leahy: Jon Meacham! You live here in Nashville. Come on in. Let’s talk. We’ll have fun. We’ll make fun of you. You deserve it.
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