Jake Tapper shocks Jimmy Kimmel by defending Peter Doocy over Biden 'SOB' hot mic insult

'Standards for decency don’t have to do with whether or not you like the people that are being treated poorly,' Jake Tapper said


                            Jake Tapper shocks Jimmy Kimmel by defending Peter Doocy over Biden 'SOB' hot mic insult
CNN's Jake Tapper (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

CNN Anchor Jake Tapper shocked Jimmy Kimmel by defending Fox News' Peter Doocey after the show host took lightly  President Joe Biden getting caught on a hot mic calling the reporter a "stupid son of a b***h."

On being asked on Jimmy’s show whether his life had become mundane now that Donald Trump was no longer the president, Jake replied, “No, the current president just called someone a dumb son of a b***h today.” “That reporter, Peter Doocy, is he a dumb son of a b***h?” Jimmy replied to the statement.

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“I don’t think any president should be calling any journalist a dumb son of a bitch and to be fair to Peter Doocy, the question was fairly anodyne,” Tapper answered.

Fox's Doocy had questoned Biden on whether rising inflation had become a political liability for the government. 

As reporters were filing out of the press conference, the president was caught on hot mic, calling Doocey a "dumb son of a bitch."

Kimmel, on his show, commented that the remark was caught on a microphone but Jake ridiculed that idea. Jimmy then joked that Doocy was actually what Biden called him. 

Kimmel then said it was odd for Tapper to defend Doocey, especially after Fox News labeled him a "mouthpiece for the Democrats."

Kimmel stated, “Fox News says that you’re on Team Biden and you are a mouthpiece for the Democrats and yet here you are defending Peter Doocy, who as far as I have been able to tell, is indeed a dumb son of a bitch.”

To which Jake told Jimmy, “I do not agree with that. And I will say, standards for decency don’t have to do with whether or not you like the people that are being treated poorly. It just has to do with the standard. And yes, I recognize that Peter’s channel probably would never come to my defense like that, but it is what it is.”

Biden has been defended by his supporters, who have pointed to similar insults from former President Donald Trump to justify him. Tapper also pointed out that Biden later called the reporter to personally apologize and tell him that the comment wasn’t personal. Doocy joked off the insult when he later appeared on 'The Five'.

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