Now for something completely different. I am going to defend Jake Tapper, and do so quite forcefully. Despite what I perceive to be his flaws, Jake has been the only national reporter other than Rachel Maddow and the Benenbot v. 2014 (honestly, is there a more consistently prolific blogger who churns out more quality content than Steve?) to cover the chemical and subsequent other spill in WV, and has done so on an almost daily basis, so he has scored major points from this hillbilly.
He’s also had great local reporters on like Ken Ward, Jr. on (follow Ken and Dave Bouchert on twitter if you care about this at @Kenwardjr @Dave_Boucher1, respectively) and other than local reporters, it’s been Rachel and Jake on the national scene and that is it, lately.
And we appreciate it.