UPDATE: WASHINGTON POST RETRACTS CARTOON – Ted Cruz to Washington Post: LEAVE MY GIRLS ALONE!

(UPDATED BELOW)

Ted Cruz was not happy today when he read the Washington Post making fun of his daughters. He basically told them on Twitter to leave his daughters alone:

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The WaPo author, Ann Telnaes, even admits that there’s an unspoken rule “that a politician’s children are off-limits.” Yet because his daughters were featured in his Christmas Parody video, she decided to make an exception and cartooned his little girls as though they were little monkeys doing Cruz’s bidding, as you can see in the animated photo above.



So tell me, how outraged do you think the press would be if this were Obama and his kids? As El Sooper suggested to me, it’d be nothing short of nuclear war, and you know he’s right.

 
UPDATE: There’s no outrage from the scumbags at Politico. Just look at their title:

Drawing his daughters? No, they didn’t draw his daughters, they drew little monkeys ad said they were his daughters.

Also Cruz isn’t lashing out, he’s defending his family from unfair political attacks.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Washington Post has retracted the cartoon with this statement posted at the original link:

Editor’s note from Fred Hiatt: It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.

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