Ted Cruz: CNN Should Stop Writing Stories That ‘Read Like The Onion’ After CNN’s Pro-Iran Regime Coverage


CNN’s recent coverage of protests in Iran have sparked outrage on social media after the liberal news outlet appeared to report only on pro-regime demonstrations.

After virtually no coverage Friday, CNN put out an article Saturday morning originally titled “Iranians Hold Pro-Government Rallies,” which got the attention of conservatives in both media and Congress.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also weighed in, evoking the Soviet Communist Party propaganda “newspaper” Pravda in a tweet.

“Guys, when you’re being accused of being fake news propaganda, maybe try not to write stories that read like Iranian Pravda….(or the Onion!)”

CNN has since updated its article, now entitled “Iran’s Government Warns Against ‘Illegal’ Gatherings After Protests.”