Politico’s Glenn Thrush tweeted this out a few minutes ago, which we must admit sounds incredibly strange:

What Thrush didn’t do, however, was provide any context. The quote is from today’s New York Times article on Ted Cruz’s days as a debater at Princeton.

And it’s clearly stated that his idea to “give women a hymen that grows back” was an attempt “at humor” during a debate:


But the damage was already done with Thrush’s readers jumping on the crazy-bandwagon and thinking Cruz was serious:

But rather than correct his tweet, Thrush doubled down:

Context matters, people.




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