RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell responded angrily after the Associated Press published a photo of a massive gun aimed at Sen. Ted Cruz’s head from a “Celebrate the 2nd Amendment” event in Iowa. The AP lamely defended its actions in a statement late Sunday evening claiming the “images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light.”
MRC President Brent Bozell reacts:
“This is disgusting. Just days after a horrific shooting that took nine lives, the AP has the gall to unapologetically display a gun aimed at the head of a presidential candidate. They would never do this to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Nor should they.
“The AP is lying. This was not an accident. They made a deliberate decision to publish the photo. The AP owes Senator Cruz, his wife Heidi, and his children an immediate and unqualified apology. Furthermore, I am calling on the AP to conduct a complete investigation of everyone involved in the publishing of the photo and to fire those who ultimately made the decision to publish the photo.”