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CNN reports on the real victims of cartoonist depicting Ted Cruz’s kids as monkeys

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By Doug Powers  •  December 23, 2015 11:25 AM

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The Washington Post has pulled a cartoon that portrayed Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys.

This CNN Politics reporter found a way to turn Cruz into the antagonist in this particular story (via @JimmyPrinceton):

Ted Cruz obtained new ammunition Tuesday to shoot at his favorite bogeyman, the mainstream media, after The Washington Post depicted his two young daughters as monkey-like characters doing the bidding of their father.

Story: Lib cartoonist depicts Ted Cruz’s kids as monkeys. Story after being run through lib media filter: Ted Cruz is again about to unfairly target imaginary “liberal media” and we’ve described why using these violent-sounding gun metaphors!

Related question: Would the Washington Post have pulled an editorial cartoon depicting Obama’s kids the same way? Never — but only because it wouldn’t have been published in the first place.

Update:

Other media spinners took a similar approach:

USA Today buried the lede at the center of the Earth:

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