Media obsessed with fringe issues during interviews with Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz has been hounded by media questions about homosexuality and gay marriage.   Cruz finally had enough of it this week, and he shot back at the media.

The Washington Post reports:

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R) hit some of his main stump points while meeting with local leaders here Tuesday afternoon — promising to defend the Constitution, step back from the Obama administration's foreign policy and promote economic growth.

Then Texas's junior U.S. senator — visiting Beaumont to meet privately with county officials and others — got in a light sparring round with reporters, mainly working on his attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton and defending his views on same-sex marriage.

"Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?” Cruz asked after fielding multiple questions on gay rights. “ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals — that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.” (snip)

“With respect, I would suggest not drawing your questions from MSNBC — they have very few viewers and they are a radical and extreme partisan outlet,” Cruz told a reporter. He cited the expansion of “mandatory same-sex marriage” as an assault on religious liberty in the United States.

In another exchange, when a reporter asked if Cruz had a “personal animosity toward gay Americans,” Cruz had this to say (video excerpt embedded on this page):

Do you have a personal animosity against Christians sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.

And how did the media deal with Cruz’s response?

The reporter who asked Cruz the question introduced the story on the local news with this remark:

Senator Ted Cruz today refused to deny that he has a personal animosity against gay Americans.

But this is not the first time Cruz challenged a journalist on an obsessive line of questioning out of proportion to the serious issues before us. Last month during an extensive interview with a reporter from the Texas Tribune, after patiently indulging the man’s persistent questions about gay marriage (as well as the legalization of marijuana), a third of the way into the interview Cruz said:

I’ve gotta say, you’ve got some interesting party priorities. You’ve been in Travis County for a while, so gay marriage and pot are the pressing issues of the day.

This is the left in action. They have decided to act as if homosexuality and gay marriage are central to the future of mankind, to frame conservative Christians as people who hate gay people, and to run with it as far as they can.

Regrettably, given how brainwashed and dumbed-down many members of the electorate are, my guess is they’ll get pretty far.

As a senator, and now as a presidential candidate, Ted Cruz brings monumental issues to the fore. He appears to know precisely what is at stake at this juncture in America and seems unafraid to throw down the gauntlet.

Cruz tirelessly champions our Constitution. He hammers away on the dangers of big government and what it means for the future of America. He speaks with passion and urgency about the national security threats we face. And he embraces the value of life.

He is a man of great faith; wildly intelligent, articulate, and gracious. He appears loyal and unabashedly committed to the principles he holds most dear.

The media does not want to deal with the important questions Cruz highlights and sticks to the battle plan of the Democrats.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop

Ted Cruz has been hounded by media questions about homosexuality and gay marriage.   Cruz finally had enough of it this week, and he shot back at the media.

The Washington Post reports:

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R) hit some of his main stump points while meeting with local leaders here Tuesday afternoon — promising to defend the Constitution, step back from the Obama administration's foreign policy and promote economic growth.

Then Texas's junior U.S. senator — visiting Beaumont to meet privately with county officials and others — got in a light sparring round with reporters, mainly working on his attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton and defending his views on same-sex marriage.

"Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?” Cruz asked after fielding multiple questions on gay rights. “ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals — that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.” (snip)

“With respect, I would suggest not drawing your questions from MSNBC — they have very few viewers and they are a radical and extreme partisan outlet,” Cruz told a reporter. He cited the expansion of “mandatory same-sex marriage” as an assault on religious liberty in the United States.

In another exchange, when a reporter asked if Cruz had a “personal animosity toward gay Americans,” Cruz had this to say (video excerpt embedded on this page):

Do you have a personal animosity against Christians sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.

And how did the media deal with Cruz’s response?

The reporter who asked Cruz the question introduced the story on the local news with this remark:

Senator Ted Cruz today refused to deny that he has a personal animosity against gay Americans.

But this is not the first time Cruz challenged a journalist on an obsessive line of questioning out of proportion to the serious issues before us. Last month during an extensive interview with a reporter from the Texas Tribune, after patiently indulging the man’s persistent questions about gay marriage (as well as the legalization of marijuana), a third of the way into the interview Cruz said:

I’ve gotta say, you’ve got some interesting party priorities. You’ve been in Travis County for a while, so gay marriage and pot are the pressing issues of the day.

This is the left in action. They have decided to act as if homosexuality and gay marriage are central to the future of mankind, to frame conservative Christians as people who hate gay people, and to run with it as far as they can.

Regrettably, given how brainwashed and dumbed-down many members of the electorate are, my guess is they’ll get pretty far.

As a senator, and now as a presidential candidate, Ted Cruz brings monumental issues to the fore. He appears to know precisely what is at stake at this juncture in America and seems unafraid to throw down the gauntlet.

Cruz tirelessly champions our Constitution. He hammers away on the dangers of big government and what it means for the future of America. He speaks with passion and urgency about the national security threats we face. And he embraces the value of life.

He is a man of great faith; wildly intelligent, articulate, and gracious. He appears loyal and unabashedly committed to the principles he holds most dear.

The media does not want to deal with the important questions Cruz highlights and sticks to the battle plan of the Democrats.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop