CNN’s Jake Tapper reportedly went ahead with taping a recent show after testing positive for COVID.
This normally wouldn’t be a big deal, but Tapper is a bit of a COVID Karen who works for a network that has accused people of holding “super spreader” events.
Apparently, it’s different when he does it.
The New York Post reports:
CNN’s Jake Tapper taped show after positive COVID test: report
CNN anchor Jake Tapper filmed an episode of his prime time show at the cable news network earlier this month after testing positive for COVID — leaving staffers fuming, a report said.
Tapper tested positive for the virus while at the network’s DC bureau on May 9 just before his 4 p.m. show, but he didn’t scurry home right away after the diagnosis, two people familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast’s media newsletter Confider.
The delayed departure angered some colleagues.
“This happened in the same week that the country was mourning the millionth death due to COVID, which Jake covered on his show,” one staffer told Confider.
Tapper, who can be prickly over coverage of him and CNN, had the network’s public relations team “run interference” on media outlets inquiring about it, Confider wrote.
A CNN flack insisted to Confider Tapper followed protocol.
Is Tapper going to address this?
Doesn’t he care about his staff?
Cross posted from American Lookout.