It’s pretty much a given these days that much of what gets reported by what I now call “operatives” of the “Democrat-media complex” (previously known as “reporters”) simply can’t be trusted anymore.
Case in point:
Earlier Sunday, CNBC’s John Harwood and CNN’s Teddy Schleifer “quoted” Ted Cruz on the subject of women being drafted.
And by “quoted,” I mean, “wildly taken out of context.”
"The idea that we would put them in a foxhole with a 200 pound psychopath," Cruz says, is just another example of political correctness.
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) February 7, 2016
Harwood posted the same message, but had the good sense to delete it.
Naturally, many took the tweets and began spreading lies:
So men in the military are psychopaths? WHAT? https://t.co/4jqBTie6ov
— Corey (@brewfangrb) February 7, 2016
But, T. Becket Adams noted the whole thing was taken out of context:
Here's the full context of Sen. Cruz's remarks on women and the draft per Politico: pic.twitter.com/c4VeuMfsKX
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 7, 2016
Golly, it sure does seem like John Harwood presented that "psychopaths" quote wildly out of context, now doesn't it? https://t.co/rauEOLE6Ke
— Jeff B back in black (@EsotericCD) February 7, 2016
Yes, it does. But this has basically become SOP when covering Republicans.
Do you see what the Democrat-media complex operatives did here? They failed to provide the whole quote. If they had, the reaction would’ve been much different, and I suspect they probably knew it at the time.
After all, it’s in plain English, and it isn’t even that difficult to read or comprehend.
This, at least to me, is a clear-cut case of liberal media bias with the intended goal of hurting Ted Cruz. And we can expect to see much more of this crap between now and the election.
No wonder Pat Caddell said the media is America’s greatest enemy.
Exit question: Do media operatives even CARE about getting anything right? Or are they just paid propagandists?
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