ERIK WEMPLE: CNN’s Jake Tapper won’t moderate panel discussion at Clinton Global Initiative confab. “The switcheroo on the workforce panel caps a frenzy of negotiations between CNN and the Clinton Foundation. About a week ago, USA Today reported that the CGI site had listed Tapper as a ‘speaker’ at the event, a characterization that CNN contested. Testiness over just how Tapper was being presented likely wouldn’t have arisen if not for context: The Clinton Foundation these days is the target of feisty journalistic investigations stemming from Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, and ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos sustained a media beating over revelations that he gave $75,000 to the foundation from 2012 through 2014.”
He’s being replaced by CNN’s Poppy Harlow, though, so while Jake may not be running a panel for the Clintons, someone from CNN will be. Wemple reports that while the Clinton website no longer calls CNN a “broadcast partner,” the Clinton people still do.