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The Ted Cruz Media Blackout
« on: September 25, 2013, 10:14:04 AM »

By Matt Vasilogambros
September 25, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is still talking. But if the point of this long speech is—other than defunding the Affordable Care Act—to get attention for his cause, it doesn't look like it's working that well with the national media.

Most major newspaper front pages from across the country don't mention this speech Wednesday morning, although the junior senator from Texas is getting major play on the front pages of his home state papers.

Here's a look at how newspapers are covering Cruz across the country, courtesy of the Newseum:

(various newspaper front pages at link)

Houston Chronicle: middle of front page
Dallas Morning News: top story
Boston Globe: story on A2
Miami Herald: no mention. Top story of how Obamacare costs are below forecast, also on front page: how a Miami playwright won a $625,000 "genius grant"
LA Times: no mention
Chicago Tribune: no mention. Top right story talks about how Illinois will get small break on health insurance premiums
Wall Street Journal: story on A6
New York Times: buried in a story on the lefthand column
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: bottom lefthand story. On same page: "Exchanges to offer dozens of health care options"
Press-Register (Mobile, AL): no mention, but a full page spread on the impact of Obamacare
Anchorage Daily News: Second story on page.
Denver Post: no mention
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: mentioned in top story.
Indianapolis Star: no mention
New Orleans Times-Picayune: no mention
Detroit News: no mention. Top story "health insurance will cost less in Michigan"
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "GOP steps back from Cruz" on A3. Top story: "exchanges may benefit dental care for poor"
Cleveland Plain Dealer: No mention. Second story: "coverage rates here will be lower than expected"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: no mention
Des Moines Register: no mention
Washington Post: no mention. Second story: "Democrats tap unrest in GOP"
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 10:27:05 AM by jmyrlefuller »
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