‘Are You Going After Mr. Rogers Next?’ Twitter Trolls Cruz For Trolling Dan Rather
Ted Cruz has been doing a whole lot of busy work instead of his actual job working for the people of Texas. When he’s not bringing frivolous cases against Major League Baseball, Cruz is working overtime to make people forget he abandoned his state in the middle of the worst winter storm in a decade by tweeting even worse things as a distraction.
For some reason, Cruz thought it was a good idea on Thursday to quote-tweet Dan Rather, one of the most beloved and respected journalists in modern American history, and troll him instead of just not saying anything. It wasn’t long before Twitter chose sides, and it’s no spoiler to say the majority is firmly on the side of the esteemed TV newsman instead of the guy who remained loyal to a man who called his wife a dog on national television.
Dan Rather has also emerged as a talented Twitter user, often dropping one-liners that instantly go viral because people get caught off guard by his masterful use of shade. This is the tweet that set off the delicate flower that is Ted Cruz.
When Cotton or Cruz trends on Twitter it should come with a trigger warning.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 15, 2021
Instead of leaving it alone, Cruz blew it up.
I’m sorry your sensitive soul is triggered.
You’ve spent 60 years being a professional liar. https://t.co/mC6Qg2x3WO
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 15, 2021
To call Dan Rather “a professional liar” is the epitome of hypocrisy. There is literally a “#LyinTed” trend. There was a series of brilliant anti-Cruz political ads directed by Richard Linklater that ended with “C’mon, TED”, which was basically Twitter’s response to Cruz’s disrespectful tweet.
Check out some of the better responses to the new thing Cruz is pretending to care about.
— Tara Dublin, Untapped Writing Goldmine (@taradublinrocks) April 15, 2021
Don't worry, Dan Rather – if Ted Cruz calls you a liar today, just insult his wife's looks and he'll be blindly obedient to you tomorrow. https://t.co/0F7XumXZ1T
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 15, 2021
Here is Ted Cruz returning home with a suit case full of Dan Rather insults. pic.twitter.com/J7PMKA4vVh
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 15, 2021
Dan Rather is universally respected.
Ted Cruz is universally reviled.
Dan Rather will go down in history as an honorable man.
Ted Cruz will go down in history as a disgraceful traitor.
Dan is loved by his family.
Ted is hated by his family.
Be like Dan.
Don’t be like Ted.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) April 15, 2021
Dan Rather never ran from danger…he reported during the Vietnam War.
Ted Cruz couldn't handle a little cold weather and ran to Cancun.
Not a doubt…Dan Rather is the better man. A real man. pic.twitter.com/dsmORI1qwA
— Chrissi Nielsen (@NielsenChrissi) April 15, 2021