Perish the thought: Ted Cruz’s wife is an Ivy League educated vegetarian working for Goldman Sachs

The New York Times prides itself on providing “all the news that’s fit to print,” and apparently a front-page ‘expose’ on Heidi Nelson Cruz, wife of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), is exactly what the American people need to read today.

“Let me go into the Cruz story here. There's a story on the front page of the New York Times today about Ted Cruz and his wife,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Did you know who his wife is?”

“This is scandalous,” Pat joked.

The article, “Vegetarian M.B.A. Beside G.O.P. Conservative,” is highlighted on the front page of the Times today, and appears in its entirety on page A12. The web edition of the story bears a slightly different headline: “A Wife Committed to Cruz’s Ideals, but a Study in Contrasts to Him.” But it takes just one sentence for the purpose of the article to become crystal clear.

“At first glance, Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, seems to be just the sort of person the Tea Party supporters who celebrate her husband’s anti-establishment positions love to hate,” is how writer Ashley Parker begins the story.

But then comes the most shocking revelation – Mrs. Cruz is a Harvard educated vegetarian who works for Goldman Sachs:

A vegetarian with a Harvard M.B.A., Mrs. Cruz is a managing director at Goldman Sachs, one of the Wall Street firms that helped set off the populist rage that ushered Mr. Cruz into the Senate in 2012. She works for Goldman in Houston, where she lives with the couple’s two young children, and as her husband’s fame has increased — depending on the audience, he is among the most pilloried or revered members of the Senate — she has maintained a low profile.

“She's a vegetarian with a Harvard M.B.A.,” Glenn said shaking his head. “I didn't know he married an educated woman who was a vegetarian! I mean who is the conspiracy theorist here? The New York Times… Why would we hate her? She's a vegetarian? Who cares? She's educated? Good. But it goes further. She's also successful… Why would anyone find this interesting in saying that this is supposed to be really, really bad? Just because you work for Goldman Sachs doesn't make you a bad person.”

As an Ivy League educated, working mother, Mrs. Cruz should be a darling of the left. Instead, the Times awkwardly attempts to contrast her and her husband, which led Glenn to question who had the idea to run this article.

“I'll bet you this story came from a GOP operative,” Glenn said.

“I bet you're right. Stories like this don't generally start from the reporter. And we found that out over the years from people who have attacked you and other sources,” Stu agreed. “And what a lot of times happens is you have people, representatives from a group that does not like [the person] that pitches the story to the reporter, who was very surprised like, ‘You know what we should do is expose how pretty his wife is. His wife is pretty and successful and she doesn't even eat meat!’ I mean, come on!”

“Thank you, New York Times, for exposing the news we really need,” Glenn said sarcastically. “At least somebody's doing their job!”

Read the entire New York Time's article on Mrs. Cruz HERE.

Front page image courtesy of the AP

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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