- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 2, 2016

Asked for his thoughts about the State Department’s admission on Wednesday that it edited a 2013 press briefing to remove comments by a spokeswoman — Foggy Bottom initially passed off the omission as a technical glitch — CNN’s Jake Tapper told WMAL radio’s “Mornings on the Mall” program on Thursday that his fellow journalists need to speak out with their disapproval of such shenanigans.

“Well, that looks like a completely cut-and-dried case of censorship. They took something they didn’t like and pretended it didn’t happen,” Mr. Tapper complained, noting that he would discuss the scandal some are dubbing “Glitchgate” on his “The Lead” program later in the day.

“People in the media whose personal leanings might be sympathetic to President Obama and to President Obama’s State Department should not let their personal bias get in the way of the fact that this is a true outrage,” Mr. Tapper added.

“And if they allow and accept this happening today, then they cannot complain when, you know, hypothetically, President Trump and Secretary of State Omarosa do the same thing,” the anchor of CNN’s “State of the Union” program argued, referring to a Trump surrogate who previously competed on the New York businessman’s NBC reality show “The Apprentice.”

“You have to complain consistently,” Mr. Tapper said.

• Ken Shepherd can be reached at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

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