Jake Tapper: ‘This Year the Truth Is Very Uncomfortable’
Video by Bob Uth | December 7, 2017
“As we try to stand up for facts and truth and decency, we in the media need to make sure that we don’t give ammunition to those who are seeking to undermine the credibility of the press,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said Sunday when accepting Moment’s inaugural Robert S. Greenberger Journalism Award at the National Press Club.
Tapper was chosen to receive the new award because of his relentless quest for truth and accountability; his dogged, bipartisan pursuit of facts; and his commitment to asking the hard questions or as many questions as it takes to get to the truth. The Greenberger Award recognizes journalists who have fearlessly contributed to independent journalism and are undaunted in their efforts to tell the stories that need to be told in a fair and civil manner. It is named for Robert S. Greenberger, the former Wall Street Journal reporter known for his rigorous coverage of labor, economics, foreign affairs and the Supreme Court.