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(Almost) Everybody Is Mad at the Media for What They’re Doing to Ted Cruz’s Daughter

Media outlets and pundits have faced backlash for amplifying 13-year-old Caroline Cruz’s political disagreements with her father, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

SO WHAT

Americans of all stripes seem to agree that politicians’ kids shouldn’t be fodder for news headlines.

WHAT HAPPENED

The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday on a video posted to TikTok last week by Caroline, in which she said, “I really disagree with most of [Cruz’s] views.”

Liberal blogs, like Crooks and Liars, Raw Story and The Bipartisan Report, followed up with their own gleeful coverage, and progressive commentators lined up to dunk on Cruz.

  • BOOM! Ted Cruz‘s own daughter bashes him on TikTok,” said anti-Trump Twitter influencer Chip Franklin, in a tweet that earned more than 20,000 likes.
  • “Who else appreciates Ted Cruz‘s daughter for having the courage to say she disagrees with her father on most of his views?” tweeted Democratic activist Jon Cooper.
  • Caroline Cruz’s TikTok account has since been made private, Mediate reported.

THE REACTION

Conservative pundits accused the left of exploiting a child, with TheBlaze’s Jessica O’Donnell calling the media “so gross.”

Some liberals, including former Obama White House photographer Pete Souza, agreed.

SAME ENERGY

Last year, the press was criticized for making a spectacle of Claudia Conway’s public feuding with her parents, George Conway and Kellyanne Conway, a former senior counselor to President Donald Trump.

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