Sen. Ted Cruz, back from Israel where he and other U.S. officials celebrated the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, was in rare form Thursday as he delivered remarks on the Senate floor.
The Texas Republican was incensed by the left-wing American media coverage of what should have been a momentous, historic occasion for the United States and Israel. Instead of fairly reporting the event, newspapers like the Washington Post and the New York Times ran headlines accusing the evil Israeli empire of callously murdering dozens of Palestinians and characterizing Ivanka Trump as a “ghoul” for being a part of the festivities. This was the tone of the coverage, and it made Cruz (and so many other Israel-supporting Americans) absolutely sick.
“As long as the Palestinian leaders are engaged in a unity government with Hamas, an avowed terrorist organization seeking to destroy the nation of Israel and murder innocent Israelis, peace will not be had,” Cruz said.
After alleging that Hamas orchestrated the riots to make sure their own people were killed for the benefit of international news cameras (a strategy that the terrorist group’s leaders have essentially admitted to), Cruz said that such a strategy only works because there are media organizations willing to carry water for them.
“Inevitably, in these battles for survival that Israel faces daily, we can count on global media elites, acting as little more than propaganda arms for Hamas and other terrorists. And no week has that been more evident than this week,” Cruz said. “I direct you to the front page of the New York Times from this week. The New York Times’ headline: ‘Israel kills dozens at Gaza border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem.’ Now anyone reading this headline, goodness gracious, why are the Israelis murdering people? That’s what the New York Times says. One takes from the coverage, apparently poor, innocent, unarmed people are being shot for no reason by Israel. That’s certainly what the global media elite are portraying.”
The truth, Cruz said, was a little bit different. He noted that Hamas used tire fires, incendiary kites, guns, catapults, and bolt cutters to try and do as much damage to Israeli civilians and soldiers as they could on the day of the embassy’s opening. And, as happens when you try to murder armed soldiers in uniform, many of them were shot. But that didn’t stop the Times and other outlets from portraying this as a heinous display of imperial slaughter.
“It’s not that The New York Times can’t figure it out; it’s that they don’t care,” Cruz said. “If the American military had been able to shoot the terrorists on 9/11 who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, the New York Times headline would read, ‘American military shoots peaceful flying passengers.’”
Between the embassy coverage, Trump’s “animals” remark, and the media’s willingness to basically CHEER Kim Jong Un for threatening to pull out of the Trump summit, this has been an especially bad week when it comes to fake, biased news. They must be nervous about something. Perhaps it’s those polls that show the Democrat “blue wave” vanishing. Perhaps it’s the fact that Trump is succeeding and the American people know it. Perhaps it’s the impending OIG report on the Clinton investigation.
Whatever it is, the left has gone completely off the deep end. And we expect things will get darker before they get better. Hold on tight.