Brian Stelter goes on blazing rant against Ted Cruz for not coming on show, after Cruz did 15-minute interview CNN didn’t air

CNN should have know that Ted Cruz has never been afraid of defending his views, anytime, anywhere.

And yet, the “Fake News Network” was left with egg on their faces yet again after host Brian Stelter accused the Texas senator on Thursday of being “afraid” to appear on the network to talk about gun control.

Except, Cruz had already interviewed with CNN. They just hadn’t aired it yet.


Here’s the tweet that started it all:

“What are they afraid of?” tweeted CNN’s Brian Stelter. “They’re all on Fox, the mothership, because they don’t want to be asked about [gun control].”

To which Cruz’s Senior Communications Adviser Catherine Frazier responded:

Cruz, not afraid of a Twitter fight either, jumped in with both barrels.

Stelter responded with a criticism of Cruz’s appearance on Fox to discuss the “aftermath of Parkland attack.”

Which Frazier called a “petty tantrum.”

When CNN’s Chris Cuomo jumped in to help Stelter, Cruz tweeted a picture of himself interviewing with CNN during … “the aftermath of the Parkland attack.”

“That’s funny,” Cruz wrote. “I spoke to CNN for 15 mins yesterday about proactive solutions to prevent gun violence (like passing the Grassley-Cruz bill—which Dems filibustered—that would add $300 million for school safety) yet CNN has aired NONE of it. Why not air the (entire) interview?”

What, is CNN afraid?

As far as the “New Day” invitation, Frazier tweeted out a few clarifications. As it happens, Cruz had already been booked to appear on Fox News when he was “invited” on “New Day,” less than 50 minutes before the show was set to end.

The Cruz interview finally aired on Friday’s “The Situation Room”:

We doubt an apology will be forthcoming, but that doesn’t mean CNN doesn’t have more than a little egg on their face, as usual.

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