Jake Tapper Taps into Racist Trope
Even though the distance between El Paso and occupied Jerusalem is 11,876 km, during the August 4, 2019 morning CNN State of the Union program about the El Paso massacre, CNN’s Jake Tapper linked Palestinians to White Nationalists.
To quote Beto O’Rourke, “what the f—?”
Tapper pontificated the following: “You hear conservatives talk all the time—rightly, in my view—about the tone set by, well, the Arab world, …The Palestinians and the way they talk about Israelis, justifying—in the same way you’re doing, no direct link between what the leader says and the violence to some poor Israeli girl in a pizzeria—but the idea you’re validating this hatred.”
Halaby, Raouf J. Professor Emeritus, "Jake Tapper Taps into Racist Trope" (2019). Articles. 250.