Credit Where It's Due: Jake Tapper To Carney "Looks Like Obama Is Campaigning On The Taxpayer Dime" by P.J. Salvatore 30 Nov 2011 post a comment Share This: Whoa. "I reject the premise of that ..." I love how Jay Carney spends five minutes attempting to package up a rambly pseudo-answer into sound bite form for Jake Tapper. Tapper is one of few journalists in the White House press pool who are unafraid to ask tough questions of the administration. As a result, Tapper consistently gets the admin on record and the information he obtains is often covered (later) by his competitors. Kudos.