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Jake Tapper, seemingly the only journalist not afraid of the Obama administration in the mainstream media, has pulled through again.

Jay Carney emerged Wednesday for a press briefing and was quickly met with some questions that many have been waiting for the answers to for weeks. ABC’s Jake Tapper confronted the Press Secretary on the Obama administration’s inconsistent account of the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. reports:

Tapper explained that President Barack Obama initially accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of “shooting first and aiming later” after he criticized an apologetic statement released by a U.S. Embassy, which falls under the Obama administration. Today, it is clear that the attack had nothing to do with any anti-Muslim YouTube video as the White House initially claimed. In fact, the State Department announced on Tuesday that there weren’t even protests outside the Libya compound before the attack.

This explanation led to Tapper’s question: “Didn’t President Obama shoot first and aim later?”

It went downhill quickly for Carney from there.


“Jay Tapper is fantastic,” Glenn said this morning, “and I think he’s one of the only people that is actually goes after and asks the tough questions.”