Fox News is reporting another victory for the Tea Party! Newcomer Ted Cruz won their support and convincingly defeated the Republican establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in the Texas’ runoff election Tuesday. Cruz captured the GOP nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with the support of conservative voters across the state.
With name recognition, Dewhurst was seen as an easy victory for mainstream Republicans, even getting the endorsement from Texas Governor Rick Perry. But he was seen as too moderate by conservatives.
The 41-year-old Cruz has received millions in support from national tea party groups and other conservative organizations. He also was endorsed by ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, radio talk show host Glen Beck, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Kentucky’s Rand Paul, as well as former GOP presidential hopeful and Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Read the article at Fox News.
Twitchy Media reports that NBC’s Olympic coverage is being mocked throughout the realm of global social media. Cutting a tribute to the 2005 London Bombing victims, tape delays, spoilers, geographic errors, streaming woes and arrogant tweets from network executives have all resulted in scorn for the network.
Read more at Twitchy Media.
UPDATE: 7/31/12, 1:28 pm
Around 12:34 pm EST today during his radio show, Rush Limbaugh passed along an anecdote that if it is true, illustrates further how far NBC’s credibility has slipped over the years. Limbaugh told a story about NBC producers doing man-on-the-street interviews in London. They were asking folks about their impressions of the Olympics. They got a surprise after interviewing one American. Producers in the field didn’t realize until it was pointed out to them later that they had spoken with former Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield.
A Breitbart News article states that one of its undercover reporters has discovered that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has been hiding or suppressing information about sex trafficking of (unspecified) minors. This comes at a time when the Department of Justice remains under fire for the Fast and Furious scandal.
See the Breitbart article here.