This week's Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC's "Ed Show" host Ed Schultz slapping down Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's criticism of President Obama's prisoner swap and even suggesting that Cruz's view is un-American.
It came after Schultz showed a clip of Cruz on ABC's “This Week,” arguing that the Bowe Bergdahl deal set a “a very dangerous precedent.”
Ed Schultz on his June 2 show: “Ted Cruz has zero credibility. He has zero foreign policy experience. He’s a guy from Texas who doesn’t have a clue. All he knows is that he’s got a big name and a big state behind him and he can get on any show he wants. And it’s all pablum, anything to take down the President. There’s nothing American about Ted Cruz.”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “As if Ed Schultz and Barack Obama are the fonts of foreign policy expertise. I’d bet after this Bergdahl deal, more Americans trust Cruz’s instincts over Obama’s. Schultz’s case isn’t helped by the snide condescension in questioning the patriotism of those who dare disagree with Obama.”
Rating: Four out of five screams.Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.