Thursday, September 26, 2013

Right-Wing Media Go Wild For Sen. Cruz's Fake Filibuster

MIKE BURNS, COLEMAN LOWNDES, & SAMANTHA WYATT/Media Matters For America:

Following a 21 hour fake filibuster by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), right-wing media figures were quick to praise the effort as "genius." Fox host Sean Hannity opened his September 25 show, Hannity, with an over-the-top montage of Sen. Cruz's filibuster alongside images of Gadsden flags, American flags, trains, and Americans getting their hair cut, while conservative radio host Bill Cunningham compared Cruz to Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and John Wayne:
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