CNN's Jake Tapper mentioned on Twitter that the controversy surrounding the commentator's use of iPads over the network-provided Surface Pro 3 was "false and idiotic". Microsoft partnered with CNN to give its Surface Pro 3 tablets airtime during the broadcaster's election coverage, which backfired as commentators were found to be using iPads hidden behind Microsoft's tablets. Tapper said that he was using his iPad for tweeting while the Surface Pro 3 was showing statistics of the exit polls.
@mattsheffield I used both. Used my iPad for tweeting.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 6, 2014
@mattsheffield I liked it fine, I just wanted to keep the screen up with exit polls. This is a false meme— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 6, 2014
@mattsheffield it's false and idiotic, other than that, though, it's great.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 6, 2014
That's all there is to it then. What do you guys make of the CNN commentator's statements?
Source: Twitter (Jake Tapper)
Thanks Griff for the heads-up!