Ted Cruz Slams the Media During GOP Debate

Associated Press

"The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media," said the U.S. senator from Texas.

Ted Cruz decided to use valuable debate time Wednesday to accuse the media — especially the journalists at CNBC who were asking the GOP presidential hopefuls the questions —  of bias against conservatives.

"The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media," said the U.S. senator from Texas, instantly earning applause.

"This is not a cage match," he continued. "Look at the questions. 'Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain;' 'Ben Carson, can you do math;' 'John Kasich, will you insult two people over here;' 'Marco Rubio, why don't you resign?;' 'Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?"

Before Cruz was done speaking, the cheers from the crowd almost drowned him out. 

"I'm not finished yet," Cruz continued. "The contrast with the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, 'Which of you is more handsome and wise? ..."

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