Ted Cruz Delivers a Terrific Dunk on the Left, With the Help of the Babylon Bee

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Let’s face it, part of the reason that folks on the left are on the left is because they’re off in how they’re assessing things.

So when they saw this tweet from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), they immediately failed to understand what he was saying.

Now we read that and understand immediately he’s saying he wishes that what the parody site is saying wasn’t so true. Cruz was referencing Gina Carano and the fact that she was fired by Disney. “Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her,” he tweeted.

But folks on the left read it as Cruz not knowing that the Babylon Bee was a parody site and they went crazy, so desperate to get Cruz and thinking they finally had a “gotcha” through which they could mock him since he is frequently skewering liberals.

But they didn’t get it just showed how lacking in understanding they all were. Talk about horrible self-own there, Aaron Rupar.

Proof he knows? Here he is obviously understanding it’s a parody site last week.

So how silly did this story get? Newsweek claimed that Cruz was sharing “Fake Satire Disney Job Ad Post: ‘I Wish This Was Parody.” They try to play both ends against the middles, calling it a “fake news” site (well, duh) as though to ding him for that (yes, people share satire) while saying that it appears he probably knew (again, well, duh). They even reached out to Cruz for comment.

Cruz then responded, by way of tweet.

But then of course what needed to be done to bring this around full circle? The Babylon Bee itself weighed in.

A U.S. Senator has made what some are calling “an embarrassing mistake” after he shared a New York Times article on Twitter, apparently unaware that The New York Times is a popular fake news site.

The New York Times is a well-known publication that started as a newspaper but has switched to satire in recent years. According to sources, the Senator had been misinformed by some political operatives telling him that the newspaper was a “trustworthy source of news.”

“We all need to do our part to fight the spread of misinformation,” said the senator in a statement. “I’m embarrassed to say I was tricked by this headline. I thought the article was real. I quickly took the tweet down after learning that The New York Times is a satire site known for spreading hate and lies. I promise to do better in the future.”

Brilliant parry.

Then Cruz delivered the coup de grace.

How perfect is that?

HT: Twitchy, Twitchy