Typical: Washington Post Uber-Liberal Attacks Ted Cruz’s Children

by William Teach | December 23, 2015 7:59 am

Leftists will do anything to uphold their dogma, and will rationalize it any way possible

(Breitbart[1]) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate who’s currently surging in polls[2] six weeks ahead of the first primary contests, fired back at a Washington Post cartoonist for mocking his daughters Caroline and Catherine.

“Classy,” Cruz tweeted in response, obviously sarcastically.

Classy. @washingtonpost[3] makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me–Caroline & Catherine are out of your league. https://t.co/N61ys6z8w1[4]

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 22, 2015[5]

Telnaes–who won the Pulitzer Prize drawing cartoons mocking Republicans[6] during the 2000 presidential election recount controversy–wrote a lengthy diatribe[7] attempting to explain why she abandoned journalistic norms to attack Caroline, 7, and Catherine, 5.

“There is an unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits,” Telnaes admits. “People don’t get to choose their family members so obviously it’s unfair to ridicule kids for their parent’s behavior while in office or on the campaign trail- besides, they’re children. There are plenty of adults in the political world who act childish, so there is no need for an editorial cartoonist to target actual children.”

At that point, she tried explaining why she was breaking the rules. Her argument centers around the belief that Cruz–the senator and candidate–includes his daughters on the campaign trail and in some videos from his campaign.

You can see the cartoon at the Breitbart link, because, surprise!, the Washington Post[8] has pulled it, and left in it’s place

Editor’s note from Fred Hiatt: It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.

No apology, no “we’re sorry”. Typical. And Ann has deleted her tweet[9] with the cartoon. But, she did tweet about Ted featuring his kids in political adds, one in which he’s reading to them. You know, like all candidates do, at least those who claim they are family oriented. Obviously, she thought this gave her license to draw them as monkeys, because Leftists have no moral filters. And, then, out of the blue, she decides to tweet about D.C. organ grinders

Organ Grinders and Their Monkeys Once Entertained on DC Sidewalks https://t.co/4ltD90CHge[10] via @boundarystones[11]

— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) December 23, 2015[12]

No worries: Leftists will find other inventive ways to play in the slime.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove[13]. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach[14].

  1. Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/22/ted-cruz-strikes-back-at-washington-post-cartoonist-for-mocking-his-daughters-theyre-out-of-your-league/
  2. surging in polls: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/22/cruz-closing-trump-gap-nationally-in-early-states-establishment-whiffs/
  3. @washingtonpost: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  4. https://t.co/N61ys6z8w1: https://t.co/N61ys6z8w1
  5. December 22, 2015: https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/679439368633778176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  6. mocking Republicans: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/telnaes/telnaes-pulitzer.html
  7. lengthy diatribe: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2015/12/22/ted-cruz-uses-his-kids-as-political-props/
  8. Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2015/12/22/ted-cruz-uses-his-kids-as-political-props/?postshare=551450824952909&tid=ss_tw
  9. deleted her tweet: https://twitter.com/AnnTelnaes/status/679435507915423744
  10. https://t.co/4ltD90CHge: https://t.co/4ltD90CHge
  11. @boundarystones: https://twitter.com/BoundaryStones?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  12. December 23, 2015: https://twitter.com/AnnTelnaes/status/679508807089786880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  13. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  14. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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