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Tapper Grills Former PLO Spokeswoman

Tapper Grills Former PLO Spokeswoman

On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Lead” CNN anchor Jake Tapper slammed former PLO spokeswoman Diana Buttu for her smears against Israel.  After Buttu dodged Tapper’s question about Hamas targeting Israeli civilians by launching into a screed against the Israelis, Tapper responded “okay, I’m glad you got out your talking points there. Let’s get back to my question. Why is Hamas launching missiles into population centers of Israel, and are any other Palestinians trying to stop them from doing so?”

Later, Buttu complained that it was “racist” to accuse Hamas of using human shields despite video evidence of a Hamas spokesman encouraging citizens to stay in the houses of Hamas militants to drive up civilian casualties.  Tapper responded “we have video of the Hamas spokesman on television telling people to stay in their homes…that’s not racist. That’s just a fact.”

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