Jake Tapper Blasts ‘Slime Coated’ and ‘Lying’ Fox News Over ‘Allahu Akbar’ Comment

CNN’s Jake Tapper called out Fox News on Twitter tonight for “lying” about comments he made during coverage of the NYC terror attack.

Yesterday, after it was reported that the terrorist was heard saying “Allahu Akbar,” Tapper said, “The Arabic chant, Allahu Akbar––God is great––sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances, and too often we hear it being said in moments like this.”

The clip got pickup from Breitbart yesterday, and eventually it made it to Fox News today:

The clip played on Fox News during a segment (video below) on how the media has covered the attack. Former Congressman and current Fox Newser Jason Chaffetz teed up the clip:

And in response, Tapper unloaded:

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. ET — Fox News has deleted the tweet which drew Tapper’s ire. Further, Chaffetz has apologized for his comments.

Tapper has added a few more Tweets:

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