While on vacation last week I deleted my work email from my iPhone.
Upon return, I got an inbox of fury from readers who were upset about a recent story I wrote about 2016 presidential aspirant Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) totally trashing Politico reporter Manu Raju and the WSJ in his new memoir A Time For Truth, which, ironically, is missing some truth.
In my post-vacation haze, reading the letters was like Arianna Huffington getting slapped in the face during her morning meditation practice.
The problem? Cruz criticisms left out facts. But why let facts get in the way of a good story?
Because I work for the conservative-leaning Daily Caller, readers assume I am supposed to just barf up Cruz propaganda.
When I don’t I receive missives like this.
From Greg Rivers:
I’d say that you’re less than a dime a dozen. Big mouth know it all that knows nothing. Another wanna-be journalist with an agenda. I plan to speak with Tucker and ask him why he prints trash like this.
Your hidden attacks on Cruz are quite shitty. What are you, 25? Shut up and go vote for Hillary or Bernie.
The second hate note comes from Scott Kimbell, who made his email addy “Hackberry Ranch,” presumably for my benefit. Thank you Mr. Kimbell! Appreciate that.
Betsy, I’m sorry but I sort of lean towards Ted Cruz’ side on this story. You on the other hand seem to be a bit prejudiced on the reporters side. I can understand why Cruz is mad. He’s bucking the system just like he promised the voters. Why don’t you write a story about how McConnell has rolled over and given Obama and the democrats about everything they’ve wanted since he became senate president? Maybe it’s not all Manu’s fault but Cruz isn’t necessarily wrong in the grand scheme of things here.