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Gawker Backs Jake

By far the most convincing argument for ABC’s Jake Tapper to take over as”This Week” host comes from the most surprising sites of them all – Gawker. In true Gawkerish style, when the rest of the world — including his own network — walked out, they stood by him like a stalwart knight despite having bullied him in the past.

They are first to admit it — they’ve called him a dick, a tool and worse. But something changed along the way and now they adore him. At least they adore the idea of him taking over “This Week” as opposed to George Stephanopoulos, whom they say will be a “disaster” replacement for Christiane Amanpour.

In their most declarative line, they insist, “Tapper is the rightful heir.”

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