How the media really feels about Ted Cruz

  • 22 June 2015
  • NormanL
How the media really feels about Ted Cruz

We all know it: the press despises conservatives. And they show their disdain in some very ham-handed ways. Consider this picture of Sen. Ted Cruz. Yes, Cruz and other conservatives attend a lot of gun shows. They support the Second Amendment, after all. But the Associated Press took things five steps further, circulating a picture of Cruz with a gun pointed at his head. Tasteless? You bet.

Still, imagine a similar situation–a U.S. Senator campaigning for President–and instead of a pro-2nd Amendment event, it’s a pro-gun control event. Imagine this Senator is standing in front of a giant poster of a pistol–one meant to demonize the weapon rather than promote it.

Imagine that this same AP photographer, instead of shifting a foot to the left or the right, framed a picture with the Senator’s nose almost touching the barrel, as a closer crop makes clear.

Imagine that this photographer, even though he took a few shots with this silly setup, took many more without it. Imagine that his editor–unnamed and insulated from public backlash–chose not one but two but three of those photos to distribute to AP’s clients.

The backlash would have been enormous (and even bigger if the object had been a Democrat).

Still, the AP has taken the photo down.

But not before they showed the world just what they think of conservatives.