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7/2/2015

Ted Cruz on the Media: They Want to Destroy You

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:23 pm



“When the sheep are walking among coyotes, it pays to be cynical.”

39 Responses to “Ted Cruz on the Media: They Want to Destroy You”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (3cc0c1)

  2. True that.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  3. Cruz demonstrates in this interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that he knows precisely what he speaks of. Watching Cruz deftly walk through the “gotcha” minefields and press his points regarding same-sex marriage, the Constitution and illegal immigration with focused clarity is great. Of course, it was also what Ramos sought to prevent from happening. It’s a great illustration and companion piece to the video you posted, Patterico.

    On a side note, it’s terrific and encouraging to see Cruz avoid the trap of same-sex why-do-you-hate-gays nonsense that Ramos was trying to push on him. Instead of falling prey, Cruz continually re-directed his disagreement with the Supreme Court decision back to its lack of adherence to the Constitution. Frustrating Ramos as he didn’t take the bait.

    IOW, Cruz was an uncooperative target because he was the wise and knowing sheep in the den of a coyote. That’s how you do it, Republicans.

    Dana (86e864)

  4. Cruz is right, establishment GOP candidates have failed to engage. There could be no more clear example than Mitt Romney’s cowardly acquiescence to Obama’s bald faced lie in the TV debates aided and abetted by Candy Crawley. If our candidates won’t even fight back they’ll never stand a chance in hell of overcoming the ubiquitous leftist advantages in media manipulation, smear tactics, and voter fraud.

    ropelight (1a52f9)

  5. ropelight, you said “voter fraud”. Cue Perry in 3…2…1…

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  6. Candidate Carly Fiorina went on The View recently to sit with those hateful hags and discuss her campaign and answer questions/attacks. She did remarkably well. She didn’t lose her composure, she didn’t get frustrated or avoid answering them. She clearly knew what she was walking into and knew that their mission was to destroy her (see: Palin, Sarah), but she left them empty-handed. No head that day.

    It’s heartening to see at least two candidates savvy enough to deal with the MSM at this point in time.

    Dana (86e864)

  7. The huntress didn’t have her own staff, and t those she relied on, through her to the wolvesve, it’s easy in retrospect to fault her when we didn’t know of the journolist.

    narciso (2c05aa)

  8. Matt. 10:16

    kishnevi (294553)

  9. Wow Dana, thanks for posting that interview. I was blown away with how much Jorge Ramos would talk over Ted Cruz.

    Dejectedhead (152876)

  10. really way OT, but this is a media story so ….

    first the radical Muslims, know the Budhists:
    http://retractionwatch.com/2015/07/02/lancet-journal-removes-buddha-cover-art-following-protest
    The offending picture

    seeRpea (0cf003)

  11. Well, it was kind of tacky. How many Christians would be completely fine with a picture of Jesus being used to sell magazines? They wouldn’t riot, or even make a fuss, but I imagine most would be unhappy about it.

    Milhouse (a04cc3)

  12. Trump gives the media more grief than anyone, and he is rich, just ask him.

    mg (31009b)

  13. Well, it was kind of tacky. How many Christians would be completely fine with a picture of Jesus being used to sell magazines? They wouldn’t riot, or even make a fuss, but I imagine most would be unhappy about it.

    Really? there have been lots of magazines that used Jesus as a cover: Time, Life, Watchtower, CharlieHebdo, Archeology Review, etc
    i don’t have any recollections of Christians or any of faith making an issue of it.

    seeRpea (0cf003)

  14. Idolators take a proprietary interest in their graven images.

    nk (dbc370)

  15. Generally they use Jesus’s picture in the context of discussing him, his teachings, or Christianity in general. Not to illustrate a story that has nothing to do with him, just to sell magazines.

    Charlie Hebdo, of course, uses his picture to make fun of him, just as South Park does, and I’m sure this bothers Christians. Surely it must. In a different time they would have been charged with blasphemy, but that’s not a crime any more. So they accept it as the price of liberty. That doesn’t mean they’re OK with it.

    Milhouse (a04cc3)

  16. “Jorge Ramos, host of the Fusion Network show America with Jorge Ramos, disclosed Friday [21 June] that his daughter Paola has signed up as an employee of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.” http://bit.ly/1CPuhmg

    Josh Painter (1e36ab)

  17. The inability of GOP politicians to handle the media is one reason why Trump, who I consider to be about as serious as the Kardashians, gets so much attention. The worst moment of the 2008 campaign was to see Sarah Palin, who I liked before McCain chose her, stumble to badly with the Couric interview. It was an obvious ambush set up by Nicole Wallace who I consider a traitor, but Palin really stumbled badly.

    I think Walker looked good this week meeting Obama at the plane where he obviously got inside Obama’s head. Obama’s speech later was all about Walker and his reforms.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  18. “We”?

    Just who might he be referring to here? Certainly not orthodox Republican loyalsts.

    The hand-in-glove government/TBTF corruptocracy employs both sides of the contest.

    ‘We’ is yet to be determined.

    DNF (3f6028)

  19. point of fact, Ailes dismissed the Huntress now as part of his new contract with Lachlan, but it was a quixotic exercise, they rarely defended their putatitve member, the Post being among the worst offenders, and she returned the favor,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  20. Cruz, talking about what Republicans have to do to win elections and why they haven’t won elections recently:

    “We haven’t won the argument. We haven’t even made the argument.”

    DRJ (1dff03)

  21. I think most Republicans want a fighter and someone who will speak truth to power. At various times, Walker, Fiorina, Carson, Cruz, and Trump have done that, which is why they I think they sometimes poll well.

    DRJ (1dff03)

  22. Err, where was Cruz in November, 2014? Republicans won lots of elections. It’s just that for all the difference it made the voters might as well have voted for Democrats. Ok, ok, except in Texas. 😉

    nk (dbc370)

  23. well not exactly, but the Turtle decided for comity, before anything else,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  24. ok we can chalk this up to coincidence, but the next one is enemy action,

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/01/brent-bozell-on-scott-walker-hiring-brad-dayspring-get-rid-of-this-cretin-immediately/

    narciso (ee1f88)

  25. 23. I had hoped the WI arm of the Potemkins would reprise Ripon. That hope lost I hoped Walker was his own counsel.

    What a deep funk we must endure on the way to a beginning.

    DNF (3f6028)

  26. It’s heartening to see at least two candidates savvy enough to deal with the MSM at this point in time.

    Which is why I’m so disgusted by the way that Congressional Republicans foolishly threw away their goodwill or at least symbolic neutrality or reliability in general not long ago when they went along with Obama’s lousy non-transparent tract pact with Asian countries. What the hell was that all about?! Such behavior reminds me of the following:

    pewresearch.org, June 3, 2015: The attack on the Paris offices of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo in January was the most devastating terrorist incident in France since the Algerian War more than five decades ago. Two French-born Muslim brothers affiliated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula carried out the attack, killing 12 people and injuring 11 more.

    French Views of Muslims, 2014-15In the aftermath, there has been considerable debate in France about the extent of radicalization among the country’s nearly 5 million Muslims, and more broadly about the role of Islam in a country famous for its secularism. However, there has been no backlash against Muslims in French public opinion. In fact, attitudes toward Muslims have become slightly more positive over the past year.

    A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 76% in France say they have a favorable view of Muslims living in their country, similar to the 72% registered in 2014. Meanwhile, the percentage with a very favorable opinion of Muslims has increased significantly, rising from 14% last year to 25% today. Attitudes toward Muslims tend to be more positive on the political left in France, but ratings improved across the ideological spectrum.

    The pattern is similar to what we found in the U.S. following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Favorable views of Muslim Americans rose from 45% in March 2001 to 59% in November of that year. The increase took place across partisan and ideological groups, with the biggest improvement occurring among conservative Republicans.

    ^ Pew theorizes some of what they characterize as a “counter-intuitive” reaction is due to the media promoting a politically correct ethos following such incidents or in general. Simply put, such a response perfectly illustrates why many people truly are “sheeple,” willing saps to the mindset of Nidal Hassan-ism—which, after all, percolated throughout the US military and not, say, the ACLU or Act Up, etc.

    The reactions of the left (“more positive on the political left…”) to the reactionary, diabolical facade of Islamic fundamentalism also is another reminder that equating liberalism (and liberals) with kindness and compassion needs to be tossed out with yesterday’s garbage.

    Mark (a11af2)

  27. 25 narciso
    The hoodlums they hire never surprise me. I think that msnbc hack schmidt is working for some rino. And whoever hires team mitts mutts should be a non-starter.

    mg (31009b)

  28. the Univision interview was excellent, Dana. Ramos is a biased advocate and no more than that. Both he and his daughter, Payola, can go straight to Hell.

    Cruz is a true mensch.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  29. ^ Pew theorizes some of what they characterize as a “counter-intuitive” reaction is due to the media promoting a politically correct ethos following such incidents or in general. Simply put, such a response perfectly illustrates why many people truly are “sheeple,” willing saps to the mindset of Nidal Hassan-ism—which, after all, percolated throughout the US military and not, say, the ACLU or Act Up, etc.

    Apparently the possibility that a large number of people began focusing after 9/11 on their Muslim neighbors, coworkers, etc …and decided that few or none of them seemed to be jihadis and radical terrorists…. did not occur to you.

    kishnevi (294553)

  30. George W Bush and the unrelenting hatred directed towards him illustrates Cruz’s point perfectly. Bush federalized education with NCLB, added another entitlement with Part D, fought a war with the military acting as social workers as much as warriors. He was a progressive. No credit, whatsoever.

    I hope that whoever is the GOP candidate is realizes this during the campaign, but I doubt he or she will. Too scary. Conservatives are left with the task of appearing more moral and “nice” than the Dems. Most people don’t care about abstract notions like freedom, as Mike Flynn puts it, if it means they have to give up their gubmint check. So yes, if conservatives can’t sell freedom, they do suck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyXRKf11_3I#t=25m23s

    Patricia (5fc097)

  31. Apparently the possibility that a large number of people began focusing after 9/11 on their Muslim neighbors, coworkers, etc …and decided that few or none of them seemed to be jihadis and radical terrorists…. did not occur to you.

    I’m sure that occurred to Mark but was dismissed as counterintuitive. You do understand that while all moslems are not terrorists almost all terrorists are moslem. So to dismiss them as a threat because of a constant barrage of politically correct crap on the news, in TV shows and the like you are being lead down a trail of self defeat. How many moslem lead and inspired terror plots or attempts were thwarted since 9/11?

    Kishnevi, I’d like to know just how “focusing” on our moslem neighbors will show us whether or not there is terrorism in their heart. Ever heard of sleeper cells? I had a friend who was a CIA operative for 16 years and all that time I thought he was an industrial engineer. Sometimes they don’t send you the memo.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  32. Patricia @31, Mike Flynn has gotten a lot of radio and internet blog support on the right, resulting in outside-the- state contributions for his run for congress. He says and writes some very impressive things in defining and defending conservatism. That Andrew Breitbart apparently liked and trusted him is a big feather in his cap as far as I am concerned.

    But claiming to be a pro-lifer libertarian he also cops to having voted for Barack Obama in a Dem. primary and has not lived in the Illinois district where he is running for twenty years. He’s lived and worked in the Washington D.C. area during that time. None of his children have ever lived in Illinois.

    It’s not my district and not my dogfight. I haven’t given any thought to whom I’d vote for there in the July 7 primary since I can’t vote in IL18. I Just want people to be aware of these facts. There are no saviors or perfect candidates.

    http://capitolfax.com/2015/05/11/republican-candidate-admits-to-voting-for-obama/

    elissa (966fbb)

  33. I know elissa. 🙂 I just thought his speech was really inspirational.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  34. The Combine
    Whose motto is
    Where’s mine?

    nk (dbc370)

  35. I’m sure that occurred to Mark but was dismissed as counterintuitive.

    I also dismissed it, Rev, because I doubt that most people in that poll really know any or many, or enough, Muslims, to make them so touchy-feely about Issue A, B or C because of their personal relationships with Person A, B or C.

    There may be some on the right who become squishy about Islamism because of its reactionary quirks, just as many on the left feel squishy about those same quirks because they’re associated with non-Western, non-Anglo-white, non-American, non-Christian entities or people.

    The lesson of the day: Don’t trust human nature with all its foibles and foolishness.

    Mark (a11af2)

  36. I don’t get it Mark. One doesn’t need to know or have any personal contact with moslems to observe Issue A, B or C. Or to draw conclusions as to how those moslems handle Issues A, B or C. I don’t need to know any moslems to observe how they handle A. decapitating 20 Christians on a beach, B. throwing three gays off a ten story roof or C. driving a passenger jet into a skyscraper.

    And I have no idea exactly what “There may be some on the right who become squishy about Islamism because of its reactionary quirks, just as many on the left feel squishy about those same quirks because they’re associated with non-Western, non-Anglo-white, non-American, non-Christian entities or people.” means. What’s “squishy” mean?

    BTW, it’s called human nature because you can generally depend on it. Like regular nature. Sure, there are tornadoes but generally the sun will come up tomorrow.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  37. George W Bush and the unrelenting hatred directed towards him illustrates Cruz’s point perfectly. Bush federalized education with NCLB, added another entitlement with Part D, fought a war with the military acting as social workers as much as warriors. He was a progressive. No credit, whatsoever.

    Point made.

    Dana (86e864)

  38. Cruz and Trump seem to be the only candidates to stand up for Americans, Azz hats like rubio don’t like it when Trump tells the truth. Trump may not do very well in the primary, but his T.V. coverage lets the facts out. He is getting coverage and is speaking my lingo. God Bless Trump and Cruz. The rest of them can swim with the fishes.

    mg (31009b)


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