Hatch­et Job: Texas Tribune’s Fram­ing of Lib­er­als vs. Cruz Went Exact­ly the Way You’d Think

Hatchet Job: Texas Tribune’s Framing of Liberals vs. Cruz Went Exactly the Way You’d Think

The far-left Texas Tri­bune held their annu­al lib­er­al con­fab and meet­ing of the hacks over the week­end (and framed sim­i­lar­ly to the clown­ish­ly elite Aspen Ideas Fes­ti­val) and, to his cred­it, Sen­a­tor Ted Cruz (R‑TX) entered ene­my ter­ri­to­ry.
Sure enough, the way the outlet’s Twit­ter (or X) account framed his appear­ance sure looked a lot dif­fer­ent than their por­tray­al of sit-downs fea­tur­ing Sen­a­tor Mark Kel­ly (D‑AZ), faux-Repub­li­can and CNNer Adam Kinzinger, and Cruz’s like­ly 2024 oppo­nent, Con­gress­man Col­in Allred (D‑TX).
First, here’s how Texas Tri­bune explained Cruz’s sit­down with their top polit­i­cal cor­re­spon­dent, Patrick Svitek: “At #TribFest23, @tedcruz says there’s ‘zero evi­dence’ that pro­pos­als to raise the age of pur­chase for semi-auto­mat­ic rifles work. But experts believe that pro­pos­al is part of a range of poli­cies that can help address gun vio­lence prob­lems in th …