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23 Things I Learned About Cable News By Hanging Out With CNN At State Of The Union

The Lead's Jake Tapper got meta with me at the biggest annual event on the political calendar.

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3. Cannon is where I found CNN's Jake Tapper. His setup gave more context to the location.

I KID, I KID! He was actually doing something called voice tracking, which is a kind of a voiceover that is combined with file footage and used later in CNN's broadcast.

12. And, of course, to make Vines.

HELLA META.

I'm not joking. It was THE BEST SPOT.

Nice place.

21. Turns out Tapper scooped Bill O'Reilly's Super Bowl interview with Obama by getting the president to sit down with CNN first on Thursday.

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