CNN’s Tapper: ‘Yes, I Do Think There’s Some Media Bias’

By Eric Scheiner | October 6, 2016 | 10:34am EDT
Jake Tapper reporting from the White House. (AP Photo)

( - CNN’s Jake Tapper told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall audience that he does “think there’s some media bias.”

On Thursday, Tapper discussed the different ways the media treats Chelsea Clinton compared to the way they treat the children of Donald Trump.

“Generally speaking, we have all talked about this and - yes, I do think there is some media bias. I think that’s part of a lot of these equations,” Tapper said.

“Another one is that Chelsea Clinton has been in the public eye since she was literally a child and there is a protectiveness about her even though she is now an adult and a mother of two children and married and successful etcetera.”

“Also Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump – are much more out there,” Tapper continued. “They do more interviews, they’re more aggressively engaged in the campaign. I think that’s part of it.”

“Also Chelsea does fewer interviews and doesn’t do the kind of interviews that subject her to the kinds of tough questions.”

“I think it’s complicated, I think there’s a lot of reasons for it but if somebody says ‘part of it is media bias’ – I’m not going to disagree with that either,” Tapper said.

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