Presumably, “The Lead” host is referring to Lauren Pratapas, his CNN publicist, but whom were the tweets – likely meant to be sent as direct messages – intended for and in regards to?
A publicist’s job, and presumably that of Pratapas, is to manage and secure press coverage for a brand or person. Were Tapper’s tweets intended for another reporter? If so, as one of CNN’s biggest talents, maybe Tapper should refer, I don’t know, to his publicist?
Pratapas’ satirical tweet in response to Gawker:
@Gawker jake who?
— Lauren Pratapas (@LPratapas) August 19, 2014
And another from CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby:
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) August 19, 2014