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?
NEW: Trouble is brewing at CNN. Some staffers on The Lead with Jake Tapper are seething about the host’s conduct following a COVID diagnosis earlier this month. https://t.co/1z2SoNnGD9
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 24, 2022
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 24, 2022
Just saw that Jake Tapper tested positive for Covid recently but refused to isolate from staff, made them come near him and continued to film CNN show in-person
When people show you who they are, believe them
— WEF Detainee Poso (@JackPosobiec) May 24, 2022
Doesn’t he care about his staff?