As Twitchy reported yesterday, people noticed that the @TedCruz Twitter account had a “like” on a hardcore porn video, which Cruz said was the result of somebody inadvertently hitting the “like” button. Also yesterday, the mayor of Seattle resigned after a fifth person accused him of child sexual abuse. Here’s how those stories play out for CNN’s Chris Cillizza:
The @TODAYshow did Ted Cruz porn video and Seattle mayor resignation in its first 10 minutes.
Banner day for politicians!
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) September 13, 2017
Well of course:
Good choice to use “porn video” for “Cruz’s Twitter acct liking a tweet,” but “resignation” for “molesting kids.” https://t.co/Hd9EwNsvrc
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 13, 2017
Media bias in 1 tweet:
"Ted Cruz porn video" was intern screw up, "Seattle mayor resignation" was over 5 molestation allegations. Also a Dem https://t.co/VG8rYgGI3K
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 13, 2017
Remember when Cillizza for the “billionth time” that “reporters don’t root for a side”? Good times…
One liked a tweet. One molested children. But muh both sides. https://t.co/8D5iPsYC5K
— neontaster (@neontaster) September 13, 2017
Dearest Darlingest Mainstream Media, Please don't pretend that an embarassing twitter "like" is on the same level as serial sexual abuse. https://t.co/ujUDngNjiE
— Angela Lee Morabito (@Bear2theRight) September 13, 2017
A Seattle mayor having FIVE child molestation charges is compared to a senate staffer "liking" a tweet that linked a video? https://t.co/XhkZf28JlW
— The Ivory Dove ?️ (@IvoryDove) September 13, 2017
I feel like these two things aren't even close to being similar stories… https://t.co/jJcj0IPAve
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 13, 2017
"Porn" mentioned with Cruz, but no mention of "child molestation" for Seattle mayor… careful @CillizzaCNN, your bias is showing…
— Garrett Milovich (@GarrettMilovich) September 13, 2017
It usually is.
The fact that both stories were covered in the first ten minutes as if they are equals is a banner day for journalism. https://t.co/S36U2RSqDj
— EricEEE (@EEElverhoy) September 13, 2017
A Twitter like is a two day story. Seattle's child abusing mayor won't be on tomorrow. https://t.co/oq93mXjDkq
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) September 13, 2017
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) September 13, 2017
'What media bias?' https://t.co/4tsjp3qPij
— Kevin (@keder) September 13, 2017
Member when both-sidesism was bad? I member. https://t.co/9tKNG1c9zy
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 13, 2017
Media: The mayor of Seattle resigned.
Media: Oh, to spend time with his family, I guess. https://t.co/Vt5Jy4ojdp
— Holden (@Holden114) September 13, 2017
Your daily reminder that CNN pays Chris Cillizza to be this awful. https://t.co/JEv6KubgCE
— Steve Robinson (@BigSteve207) September 13, 2017
> Mentions "porn video" and names Cruz specifically, a Republican
> Doesn't mention "Child molestation" or even the name of Democrat mayor. https://t.co/0YhYmiSZ96
— Rags (@YourPalRags) September 13, 2017
Why did he resign, Chris?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 13, 2017