NewsBusters reported Sunday the media's chorus to silence Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) is growing louder.
As fate would have it, at roughly the same time, David Brooks was sitting down for a chat with PBS’s Jeff Greenfield at the 92nd Street Y during which the New York Times columnist said, “It doesn’t help that [Cruz] has a face that looks a little like Joe McCarthy” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
After Greenfield brought up the Texas Senator, Brooks said, “So Ted Cruz is, just violates my sense. And I think if you mention the name Ted Cruz to other Senators, you just get titanic oceans of eye-rolling, because you’re a freshman, you don’t go in and take over hearings. Like hang around and learn how it’s done.”
“It’s like the most un-conservative act to come in two weeks into the job and decide the Senate exists for you to take it over,” Brooks continued. “And so I think he’s made a lot of enemies. It doesn’t help that he has a face that looks a little like Joe McCarthy actually. So, I just, I find him a little off-putting,”
And this from one of the New York Times's so-called “conservative contributors.”
Of course, he's not the first to link Cruz to McCarthy.
Given that McCarthy is almost the devil as far as liberal media members are concerned, they sure do put in a lot of overtime smearing their opponents with such a connection.