The New York Times and Washington Post have been called out for what grievance industry types like to call racism - treating a person of minority ethnicity more harshly than members of the dominant ethnicity. And the target, unsurprisingly, is Ted Cruz, the brilliant and tenacious new senator from Texas. Make no mistake: Ted Cruz is a serious threat to the liberal establishment because he is so damn smart and has the intestinal fortitude to stand up and call out their misbehavior.
John Nolte of Breitbart spotted the racism in what he calls "racially coded" attacks (I love it when we turn the left's rhetoric against them):
Apparently, the "Washington Post" and "New York Times" don't like the idea of a non-white U.S. Senator acting all uppity. It's fine for the lily-white Elizabeth Warren to immediately come out guns blazing, but over the past couple of days both news outlets ripped into in Texas Senator Ted Cruz for not knowing his place.
As we all know, the base of the Democratic Party is made up of union workers, who see Hispanics as a threat to their jobs, and rich, white, coastal liberals whose only contact with the Latino community is on grass-mowing day. And so, in what can only be interpreted as a racially-coded dog-whistle attack designed to appeal to the worst instincts of the Democratic base, the "Post" and "Times" have come together hoping to put an Hispanic back "in his place."
New York Times:
In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years.
The WaPo (which just sent off scores of layoff notices on Valentine's Day) also adopts the same theme:
The traditional stance for a freshman senator is to hold back a bit. Being reticent and deferential are not qualities that come naturally to those who manage to win Senate seats, but most new senators choose, as much as it clashes with their instincts, to tamp down.
Nolte rhetorically asks if anyone remembers similar criticisms being hurled at Chuck Schumer or Hillary Clinton, in addition to Elizabeth Warren. Of course not.