Leno Mocks Obama Controlling Media: Jake Tapper Reads Question From Cue Cards President's Holding

NewsBusters reported Tuesday Barack Obama is now telling reporters what questions to ask of him.

NBC's Jay Leno must have seen this news for the Tonight Show aired a mock video of ABC's Jake Tapper reading a question at Monday's press conference from cue cards held by the President (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

In the middle of his opening monologue, Leno asked, "Hey, have you heard this? There are accusations now that the White House has been feeding questions to reporters."

"Again, see, I don't know if this is true," he continued, "but I watched the President's press conference yesterday. It looked like maybe -- well, here, you be the judge."

A video was then played showing Tapper reading a question directly from cue cards held by Obama.


What's interesting is that Tapper was on Laura Ingraham's radio show Tuesday morning and spoke quite critically about how the media is ignoring important issues such as unemployment. 

He also noted the horrible coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign.

Makes you wonder if that's the reason Leno depicted him as the shill in this sketch.

Was this NBC spanking Tapper for telling the truth about media's complicity in aiding and abetting the White House?

Only Leno's hairdresser knows for sure.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.