WASHINGTON — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz knocked columns that dissect the politician’s statements with the stated intention of assessing their accuracy, describing the practice as disguised biased “yellow journalism.”
During an extensive speech on the Senate floor objecting to funding Obamacare along with the rest of the government, Cruz attacked publications that run “fact-checking” columns to look at comments made by politicians and attempt to assess their truthfulness.
“We may talk long enough that I may talk a little bit about fact checkers, because that’s a particularly pernicious bit of yellow journalism that has cropped up that lets journalists be editorial writers and pretend they’re talking about objective facts and basically conclude as a factual matter, not as a matter of opinion, that anyone who disagrees with them is objectively lying,” he said.
Cruz attacked The Washington Post in particular. The Post has a column called The Fact Checker.