As I predicted yesterday, the media is running with Rep. Peter King’s unfair attack on Ted Cruz and his vote on Sandy relief just because they hate Cruz as much as King does.
Today’s obviously biased media moment is brought to you by NBC News:
Ted Cruz Says He 'Enthusiastically' Backed Sandy Storm Aid. But He Voted 'No' – NBC News https://t.co/ivjFWT7jmG
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 28, 2017
Notice the headline and her tweet make him sound like a terrible hypocrite – which her followers responded to with absolute glee.
But even in the text of the story the reasoning by Cruz for his vote is reported:
Cruz stood by his controversial vote when pressed in an appearance on MSNBC, saying that the aid bill for Sandy rebuilding was bloated with “unrelated pork” and “two-thirds of that bill had nothing to do with Sandy.”
Cruz, who is advocating for federal funds for Texas, said he is confident that the government will provide the needed resources for Harvey’s victims and doubled down on his Sandy relief “no” vote, saying “there’s time for political sniping later.”
“The accurate thing to say is that I and a number of others enthusiastically and emphatically supported hurricane relief for Sandy,” the senator said on MSNBC. “The problem with that particular bill is it became a $50 billion bill that was filled with unrelated pork…it’s not right for politicians to exploit a disaster when people are hurting to pay for their own political wish list.”
But Tur didn’t mention that at all. I wonder why.
Here’s the interview with the Cruzinator:
[Ed. Note: We changed the headline to more accurately reflect who was smearing the Tednado.)