Ted Cruz vs. Andrew Cuomo coverage says it all about liberal media

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Cancun fiasco proves once again that today’s journalists are not lazy — they’re crooked.

Don’t get me wrong, the liberal media had every right to “pounce” and “seize” and “weaponize” on the tone-deaf move by Cruz. After all, the Harvard Law grad and his sad rolling suitcase handed the mainstream media a massive dunk. But Cruz’s micro-trip to Mexico set off the kind of journalistic curiosity we haven’t seen since the bombshell dropped
that Trump likes ketchup on his steak.

After reading headlines about Dr. Jill’s scrunchies and President Biden’s Mario Kart escapades, you might have assumed that these left-wing activists had lost their edge. Wrong. These blue check marks are as sharp and inquisitive as ever … as long as they’re reporting on a Republican.

Michael Hardy, from New York Magazine, even went to the senator’s home and came up with a hard-hitting story titled, “Ted Cruz Flees Texas for Cancun, Ditches Family Poodle.”

If you read that headline and inferred that Cruz’s dog was abandoned — well, good. That is exactly what Hardy was going for. Unfortunately, a few paragraphs into the column, he is forced to break the disappointing news to his readers: No, the pooch known as Snowflake Cruz was not left alone to fend for himself.

“As I approached to knock, a man stepped out of the Suburban parked in Cruz’s driveway. ‘Is this Senator Cruz’s house?’ I asked. He said it was, that Cruz wasn’t home, and identified himself as a security guard. When asked who was taking care of the dog, the guard volunteered that he was. Reassured of the dog’s well-being, I returned to my car.”

Wow, we need more heroes like Hardy. He doesn’t just hate Cruz, he loves dogs. Can you say Profiles in Courage? Now if only these activists could transfer some of their passion from the Bichon Frise beat over to the White House press briefings.

From the looks of the timing in regard to both Hunter Biden and Andrew Cuomo, the media runs a solid four to 10 weeks behind on a Democrat’s scandal. Any damaging news that is first published in conservative outlets has to go through a good vetting (spiking) period before it lands on the desks of Jake Tapper or Rachel Maddow.

Even when these salacious stories eventually make their way to the mainstream media, don’t expect them to go all in.

For instance, on Thursday night ABC’s “World News Tonight” spent almost four minutes on Cruz’s optics fail. They only talked about Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal and subsequent investigation for 55 seconds.

If you think that coverage is bad — when it comes to “early-to-bed” Joe, the press is working overtime. The media doesn’t just turn a blind eye to Biden’s mistakes, they actively cover them up.

During a CNN Town Hall, when Biden said that the vaccine was not available when he came into office, The Washington Post resident “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler immediately started spinning.

Rather than simply call out Biden for the blatant lie, Kessler tweeted, “It was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe, as he had already mentioned 50 million doses being available when he took office. Ex-Trump officials should especially cool the outrage meter, as it just looks silly.”

Outrage advice from the same guy who compared Trump’s 2016 transition team to “Game of Thrones.” How rich.

By the way, the members of the Ministry of Truth will now refer to Joe Biden’s lies as “verbal stumbles” or “gaffes.”

But these left-wing outlets exhibit the most bizarre behavior after they commit, as the late and great Rush Limbaugh once coined it, “a random act of journalism.”

For example, Axios tweeted a video of Vice President Kamala Harris telling Michael Allen that the Biden administration was “starting from scratch” in regards to vaccine distribution. But whoever runs the Axios Twitter account must have forgotten the publication’s loyalties — and romantic ties — to Team Biden, because beneath the video they added, “At a press conference last month, Fauci said ‘we certainly are not starting from scratch’ on vaccine distribution.”

The next day, after the tweet managed to garner some less-than-perfect press for Harris, Axios deleted the post.

They later reposted the same interaction, this time without including the context of Fauci’s rebuttal.

It is amazing the lengths these reporters will go to protect their dear leaders.

The media can dig deep into a scandal when the offender is a conservative like Ted Cruz. But when the truth looks rough for liberals, these Woodward wannabes stop digging and start burying.

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