Jerry Mander: Ted Cruz Trolls The WaPo and NY Times

Jerry Mander

Hitlery walks the WaPo dog

Ted Cruz Trolls The Washington Post And The New York Times

Adapted from a post by “Streiff” at Red State

Last Tuesday (22 December ’15), the Washington Post published a particularly vile cartoon drawn by Ann Telnaes drew in which she depicted Sen. Ted Cruz‘s two daughters as monkeys. The Washington Post subsequently pulled the cartoon but managed to do so without a word of apology to Cruz or his wife or the girls. Truly a class act they have going there. (See Red State coverage of that cartoon HERE and HERE)

WaPo cartoon of Cruz's daughters

Now Cruz has struck back. He is trolling them on Facebook in a major way with the cartoon in the masthead of this post. His cartoon has the twin virtues of being funny (something Telnaes’s cartoon isn’t unless you are some kind of a pervert) and truthful. And his cartoon will be around and be circulated for quite awhile.

Both the Washington Post and the New York Times, on their editorial pages and in their news coverage, have declared their allegiance to Hillary Clinton and the Democrat party. As Hillary looks weaker and weaker they have been reduced to writing puff pieces on Hillary and “fact checking” every syllable uttered by GOP candidates.

The good news is that a media environment that had begun to change dramatically in the 2004 election (think RatherGate and the Swift Boat heroes) has now blossomed. It is no longer possible for the mainstream media to report what they want everyone to believe and leave it at that. This is not to say they are being held accountable, they aren’t. If there were accountability the noxious, ill-bred cretin who drew that cartoon of a couple of innocent kids would be out of work. But they are challenged and their narrative is no longer the dominant one.

WaPo cartoonist



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  1. Good entry!


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