Ted Cruz sent this only slightly snarky Tweet:

Of course, Cruz is not being attacked as an Antisemite by people from the party of Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talib, Linda Sarsour, BDS, and turning a blind eye to Orthodox Jews being attacked in NYC.

As a representative of the non-Progressive Jewish community, I thought I’d fact check this.

According to CNBC:

Bloomberg News will not investigate Mike Bloomberg or his Democratic rivals during primary

With Mike Bloomberg officially entering the 2020 Democratic presidential race, Bloomberg News will refrain from investigating him and his Democratic rivals, according to a memo sent to editorial and research staff obtained by CNBC.

“We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation ) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries. We cannot treat Mike’s democratic competitors differently from him,” Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait said in the memo, which was confirmed by a spokesperson.

Mike Bloomberg is founder and 89% shareholder in Bloomberg LP, a financial software company that owns Bloomberg News

So, Mike Bloomberg owns 89% of the company that owns Bloomberg News.  As a consequence, the media company he owns will neither investigate him or say anything bad about him

Given that Cruz was referencing a story from Bloomberg News that was about Mike Bloomberg, and seemed to be dishonest in a pro-Bloomberg way, then yes, I must concur “it’s almost as if he owns the media.”

Fact Check: not Antisemitic.

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By J. Kb

6 thoughts on “Fact Check: Ted Cruz is not being Antisemitic”
  1. I’ll give you 10-to-1 that, if Mini-Mike wins the nomination, the Bloomberg News agencies will NOT extend that same courtesy to President Trump.

    Any takers?

    1. Read the original press release announcement. Bloomberg news will not say anything about the Democrat Party Presidential Campaign Candidates. The Republicans are fair game.

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      This story, and the Hillary as VP story are part of the Bloomberg Campaign psychologically positioning Mini-Mike as the inevitable Democrat nominee, even though he is not on the ballot until March 3. Make him appear to be the obvious and inevitable winner by March 3, and how many people will vote in the primary for the Mike Bloomberg, obvious winner?

      This message was paid for by the Mike Bloomberg for Ruler of the World Campaign Committee. /sarc

  2. Once again… The fundamental axiom of politics applies.

    It is not the action that is offensive, it is the political affiliation of the person taking action that is offensive.

    Ted Cruz has committed the insufferable and unforgivable sin of being conservative. Therefore, any critique or criticism he makes against someone on the “correct” side of the political aisle MUST be condemned. Nanny Mike is a JINO, so therefore, any criticism of him in any way MUST be antisemitic. (Well, unless it comes from a Democrat. Then it would be either funny, or a valid critique of the process….)

    1. As reported by Politico from his biography by Chris McNickle:

      Here are some things he’s said according to a gag gift some staff gave him for his birthday in 1990: “Make the customer think he’s getting laid when he’s getting fucked.” “The three biggest lies are: The check’s in the mail, I’ll respect you in the morning, and I’m glad that I’m Jewish.” “If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of to Bloomingdale’s.” “Whenever my wife catches me eyeing some broad, she’s very careful to turn to me and say, ‘That’s the most expensive piece of ass in the world.’”

      He’s a piece of shit, but he’s a Democrat so he’ll never get raked over the coals for saying this, Trump would.

      1. J.Kb,

        You got to admit, that is some funny stuff. Too bad Mini-Mike was being serious when he said that (and worse).

      2. This one just surfaced, from an article 21 years ago in Wired magazine:
        “My daughter is tall and busty and blonde,” Michael Bloomberg is telling a table of Boston College graduates. “We went to China together. And what’s a 16-year-old going to do on a business trip?” He pops another carefully buttered piece of bread in his mouth. “So I got her dates in every city in China.” Remembering that I’m also at the table, he glares in my direction. “That’s off the record!” he barks.

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