If it isn’t clear by now, “forces of darkness” is a nickname for the MSM. And they are at it again. This smear against Ted Cruz is gross, meant to destroy, and, oh by the way, false.
Like yesterday’s post, this one is about a liberal member of the press smearing Cruz with a deliberately misleading characterization:
If you don’t know who John Harwood is, and I assume you sanely don’t, he covers “Washington, the economy and national politics for CNBC and the New York Times.”
Obviously he’s suggesting that Ted Cruz called American soldiers “psychopaths” who we should be afraid to allow near women. A nasty, hateful thing for Cruz to say and gosh he must hate the troops. Right?
Harwood doubles down on this:
And on it goes.
Only it of course was a complete smear. Luckily Mike Warren from the Weekly Standard was also at the event:
We reached out to the campaign, and it turns out, shocker, Warren is right and Harwood is a jerk. Here is the quote:
“The idea that their government would forcibly put them in a foxhole with a 220-pound psychopath trying to kill them doesn’t make any sense.”
Here is Warren’s write-up at The Weekly Standard.
Harwood knew exactly what he was implying. The liberal way is to get the damage done. You will see people repeat the claim that Cruz called American troops psychopaths over and over for the rest of the year, especially Trump supporters. The damage is already, at least in part, done. Which is exactly what was intended.
UPDATE: See? Already happening: