Hillary Clinton’s coronation by a “fawning” media salivating over her Oval Office ambition has finally taken a hit, thanks to Ted Cruz.
Cancel the new dishes for the White House makeover. Cruz just smashed the china when he blasted CNBC moderator John Harwood last night for his left-leaning questions.
Harwood would never speak that way to Hillary — who’s never run a billion-dollar empire, earned the presidential Medal of Freedom or separated Siamese twins.
Cruz fired away, to loud applause.
“The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” he told the CNBC panel.
“This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions: Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?
“How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?” he said. Again to a round of applause.
“I’m not finished yet. The contrast with the Democratic debate where every fawning question from the media was, ‘Which of you is more handsome and wise?’
“And let me be clear,” Cruz added. “The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate.
“That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks,” he said. “And nobody watching at home believes that any of the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary.”
Take that, moderators. The biased journalists can try to sell the uninformed about what wonderful days we’ll all live in another Democratic administration. But Cruz saw to it that voters won’t be fooled this time.
Fellow CNBC moderator Carl Quintanilla even insulted Rubio by telling him, “you’re young … why not slow down.” I don’t remember anyone saying that to Sen. Barack Obama.
CNBC has no business hosting any future debate.
Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Herald Drive” on Boston Herald Radio.