• Crowd Roars As Ted Cruz Smacks Down Biased Moderators

    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas blasted the mainstream media, and the CNBC moderators in particular, during Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate for being partisans more interested instigating a fight than discussing substantive issues.

    Cruz, when asked about the debt limit, pointed out that the questions posed in the first half-hour of the debate were excessively hostile.

    “The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz said. “This is not a cage match. The questions that are being asked shouldn’t be getting people to tear into each other. It should be, ‘What are your substantive solutions?'”

    The first-term senator paraphrased some of the opening exchanges between moderators and fellow candidates.

    “You look at the questions; Donald Trump, are you a comic book villan? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kaisch, can you insult those two people over here. Marco Rubio, will you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?” Cruz asked, almost being drowned out as the audience erupted in applause.

    “Nobody watching at home believes that any of the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary,” he added.

    He said the tone of the debate had been too ugly, as opposed to the “fawning questions” to Democrats.

    “The contrast with the Democrat debate, where every fawning question from the media was which of you is more handsome and wise…,” Cruz continued, “The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate. That debate was between the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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