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CNN's Tapper says he aims coverage beyond politics

CNN's Tapper says he aims coverage beyond politics

Jake Tapper's new show on CNN, "The Lead," is premiering at a time when cable TV keeps moving further down the road of partisan news presentation. But ask him about it, and there's no waffling. "I am not a partisan, and I am a journalist — not an ideologue," he said in a telephone interview last week. "I want to know information. I want to force people in power to tell me the truth — whether that's a football owner, a president or a CEO. And CNN felt like the best fit to do that." Many in the news business, at least, will be closely monitoring "The Lead" when it premieres Monday in its 4 p.m. weekday timeslot, and not...

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