It looks like Jake Tapper doesn’t feel like his network’s response to the news that he sucked up to Mark Sanford’s office by denigrating NBC’s coverage of the missing gov story — that Tapper was just “carrying some water” for a producer — is quite sufficient.
This morning, Tapper has been tweeting further defenses of his catty email to a Sanford aide — in which he called NBC’s coverage “slimy” and “insulting.”
A few minutes ago, Tapper tweeted:
There was no “story” at the time, just mystery as 2 where he was. Only 1s who knew about affair-him, wife, mistress + The State.
“Story” in quotes here appears to refer to the larger story of Sanford’s affair, which, it’s true, wasn’t known about at the time Tapper sent that email. Still, the “mystery as 2 where he was” had by that time been widely covered in the mainstream national press, somewhat undercutting Tapper’s implied charge that NBC was overplaying the story.
Shortly afterwards, Tapper sent out another tweet:
The email reflects a clumsy attempt to harm a competitor’s chances of getting an interview, nothing else.
* This post has been edited from an earlier version.