An “investigative journalist” for the Daily Beast bizarrely went after The Lead anchor on Twitter for refusing “to name the Charleston shooter” – which, of course, isn’t even true.
Tapper has named the shooter at least once in his broadcasts, he just chooses to not continuously repeat the shooter’s name.
Tapper, ever sassy, fired back:
Yet earlier today, Tapper received praise from NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen for not using the gunman’s name:
To which he pointed out he did use the gunman’s name – but only sparingly: