No, Ted Cruz Did Not Swallow a Fly and Wash It Down With a Swig of Water on 'Hannity'

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No, Democrats, left-wing media sock puppets, and Twitter libs, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) did not swallow a fly and wash it down with a swig of water during a June 2019 appearance on “Hannity” — despite your best efforts to convince the Twittersphere that the doctored video was real. Cute trick. “Unfortunately,” your fake cigar blew up in your collective faces.


A two-year-old doctored video? Got desperation, people?

The online left-wing rag Mediaite “trumpeted” the bogus story on Thursday, under the headline: “WATCH: Here’s Why ‘Ted Cruz Ate a Fly on Live TV’ is Hot Topic on Twitter.”

Twitter is abuzz over a clip that shows a fly crawling into Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s mouth and being washed down with bottled water during an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity program.

The brief clip, without sound, rocketed around Twitter on Wednesday night, and by Thursday morning, #ToadCruz was the number one trending topic on the platform — helped along with some blue-check amplification.

Bo Snerdley and others soon pointed out the video was bogus — as was the fly.

The New York Post had fun with the “fake news” as well.


A fake video that shows Sen​. Ted Cruz apparently slurping up a fly and then washing it down with a swig of water during an appearance on Fox News went viral late Wednesday night with the hashtag “ToadCruz” trending.

The video attracted Twitter users like a moth to light.

“Overheard in Cancun: Is that Señor Frog? No, that’s #ToadCruz,” wrote one Twitter user, linking to the doctored video.

“It’s appropriate that a fly landed on #TurdCruz so now he’s also #ToadCruz,” said another netizen.

And screenshots.

To Mediaite’s “credit,” it did note at the very end of its “report” that the fly was bogus. However, being the good left-wing rag it is, Mediaite then christened Mike Pence, “Lord of the Flies.”

Users also drew comparisons to the famous fly who stole the show in the vice presidential debate by landing on then-Vice President Mike Pence’s head and staying long enough to register to vote.

But the big difference between Pence’s guest and Cruz’s snack is that the Pence fly was real. The Cruz fly was added to a June, 2019 clip of Cruz clearing a fist-sized frog in his throat before talking to Sean Hannity about the Democratic debate.

So when it comes to politics, Mike Pence remains the undisputed Lord of the Flies, and Ted Cruz — despite the water guzzling in this clip — remains thirsty.


Speaking of flies — real flies — on politicians, remember this?

There were several other “Barack and Fly” episodes caught on camera during O’s reign, as well. There’s an old joke, here. An old joke that I will not touch with a proverbial 10-foot pole.

Meanwhile, check out my earlier piece on words of wisdom from James Carville and David Axelrod to the Democrat Party — words that will promptly fall on deaf Democrat ears: Carville, Axelrod Deliver Blunt Message to ‘Smug,’ ‘Arrogant’ Dems — They’ll Totally Ignore It


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