Ted Cruz gets confused by a BuzzFeed post

Cruz cited a post by the Heritage Foundation as proof that "the left-wing site" BuzzFeed turned on Obamacare



Jillian Rayfield
August 6, 2013 1:40AM (UTC)

Sen. Ted Cruz cited a post on BuzzFeed -- posted by a Community contributor from the Heritage Foundation -- as proof that even the "left-wing" site has turned on Obamacare.

"BuzzFeed, the left-wing site — y’all know BuzzFeed?" he asked during a Q&A at last week's RedState convention, the Washington Examiner reports. “Yesterday they did a whole series of graphic pictures basically showing, 'I was promised one thing on Obamacare and here is what I’m left with.'"

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“Look, when BuzzFeed is turning on him, this thing ain’t working,” Cruz added.

The post, called "That One Time I Was Really, Really Excited About Obamacare: Until I realized everything I thought about Obamacare was totally wrong," used a number of GIFs in an attempt to illustrate dissatisfaction with the law.

The post was created by a Heritage Foundation contributor to the Community vertical on BuzzFeed. As Nieman Journalism Lab describes, anyone can join BuzzFeed Community for free, as "a content-producing vertical of its very own, complete with featured posts by community members and a leaderboard with the latest on whose posts are getting the most traffic, likes, comments, and badges. It’s a competitive place, and anyone can join and enter the fray."

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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