Republican Senator Ted Cruz believes CNN is no longer a respectable news organization
And, he does not just believe it, he told the outlet right to their faces.
During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Cruz said the new organization no longer cares about reporting news but is narrative-driven.
Crediting President Trump, Cruz said: “Chris, there was a time when CNN actually cared about being journalistic and talking about facts.”
“President Trump broke you guys,” he added.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The 20-minute interview began with Cuomo asking the Texas Republican if President Trump did enough during the debate to condemn white supremacy, to which Cruz said he was glad the president clarified those remarks. The conversation took a turn when Cruz called the media “completely hypocritical” for how they cover racial comments from Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The press is partisan in this regard. Ten years ago, 2010, Joe Biden gave a eulogy for Robert Byrd, who was a Grand Cyclops of the KKK …” Cruz began before Cuomo interjected to call his point a “weak-ass argument.”
The two spoke over one another before Cuomo went into a full rant about Cruz’s character and how he has changed from the days where he was running for the presidency against Trump.
“The old Ted Cruz, who he called ‘Lyin’ Ted,’ when he wasn’t insulting your wife and your father, tweeted, ‘Hey you’re better than this, Mr. President.’ What happened to that Ted? I don’t know if he changed or if just you changed, for some reason,” Cuomo said.
Then Cruz swung back using the aforementioned line and adding: “I mean your entire show, your entire network now is just how much you hate Trump.”
Cruz then piled on Democrats in general, specifically naming Cuomo’s brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“There is something disgusting that Democrats are doing, that Joe Biden does, and that you do, you try to blame the people who have lost their lives on your political enemies, and that’s not right,” he said via the Washington Examiner. “But you know what, it’s particularly not right when your brother has presided over the state with the highest death rate in the country.”
This clip alone shows why Chris Cuomo shouldn't be where he is and have the show that he has. The fact that he has such a visceral reaction to the mere mention of his brother in a critical way means he's not able to be a journalist, at least covering politics and New York. pic.twitter.com/M7Jn4mGbmG
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 1, 2020
Cuomo rebuffed: “New York’s record will stand for itself.”
“My brother was the first one to say there was a learning curve and that mistakes were made, and they changed things as soon as they could,” he added.