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Rush Limbaugh, like an evil dad in a sports movie giving his antagonist son a stern sideline pep talk, has claimed that the media is bullying Ted Cruz because we’re jealous of his many excellent qualities, which he outlined as “IQ,” “intelligence,” “talent,” and “ability.” Yas gawd!


Cruz—an admittedly easy target thanks to the fact that he is both awful and bears striking resemblance to the ferryman of the River Styx—has been getting smacked around in the press a bit more than usual of late following several violently off-the-wall comments he made in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, including declaring that Muslim neighborhoods ought to be “patrolled.” In interviews on Wednesday, Limbaugh was like, sashay away, media!!

Via Politico:

“Why do they hate Ted Cruz so much? Well yeah, partly it’s because he’s conservative. But why hate that?” said Limbaugh, who has not endorsed. “It’s more than—it’s threatening. And I’m just going to tell you in the case of Ted Cruz, every damned one of these people knows full well that they are not in his league in terms of IQ, in terms of intelligence, in terms of talent and ability. They can’t compete with him.”


Limbaugh continued, claiming that the media perceives Ted Cruz as a “threat” (uh, yes, guilty!) who boasts a “raw native intelligence”—which I believe roughly translates to fanatical xenophobic realness, y’all! Werk!

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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