CNN’s Jake Tapper Rips Staff Over ‘If Jews Are People’ Headline

Brian Flood
The Wrap

CNN’s Jake Tapper is on vacation this week, but noticed on Monday that his show ran an on-screen headline that read, “Alt-Right Founder Questions if Jews Are People” which made the Jewish anchor “furious.”

“I’m furious about that chyron and my staff has heard from me. Unacceptable,” Tapper tweeted.

Chief security correspondent Jim Sciutto anchored “The Lead” in tapper’s absence when he reported a quote by National Policy Institute president Richard Spencer that said, “One wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.”

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A CNN spokeswoman issued the following statement: “It was poor judgement and we very much regret it and apologize.”

“Believe me I take this very seriously as I’m sure you understand,” Tapper tweeted afterwards.

Sciutto sent a tweet agreeing with Tapper’s comments.

Meanwhile, others took to Twitter to remark on CNN’s graphic.

Check out the video above.

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