In a blog post, ABC's Jake Tapper wrote: "Some Obama supporters have asked why former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., who endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., today, mentioned her opponent Sen. Barack Hussein Obama's middle name in remarks published in The Washington Post." Tapper's headline read: "Why Did Bob Kerrey Mention Obama's Middle Name -- 'Hussein.' " While the question is justified, Tapper himself has made unprompted references to Obama's middle name in two prior blog posts and a Nightline report.
In an interview with Rudy Giuliani, ABC News' Jake Tapper let Giuliani claim, without challenge, that "[t]he mistake" he made in "appointing [Bernard Kerik] police commissioner [and] Department of Corrections chair," "was not getting the information" that Kerik had ties to Interstate Industrial, a company with suspected connections to organized crime. However, in April 2006, Giuliani reportedly "acknowledged" in "testimony to a state grand jury" that "the city investigations commissioner ... had told him that he had been briefed at least once" about Kerik's connections to the company.
Jake Tapper baselessly claimed that an "inherent contradiction" exists between Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's statements prior to her 2002 vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq and her recent explanation of that vote. Tapper's report suggested that Clinton had not advocated further U.N. inspections in Iraq before an invasion, but she did so in the same 2002 interview from which Tapper quoted.