Ted Cruz slams liberal 'stranglehold' on media: Thank god we have talk radio and the Drudge Report
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to Howard Kurtz on Fox News' Media Buzz (Screen capture)

In an interview with Fox News' Howard Kurtz, Republican 2016 hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) slammed the "mainstream media" and said that talk radio and the Drudge Report are all of the news sources conservatives need.

"When you bash the media," Kurtz said, "and you have been treated unfairly at times -- portrayed as somebody who scares little children -- but isn't that in your interest to do that? Your base loves that. They don't like the mainstream media."

"There is a reason they don’t like the mainstream media," Cruz said, "because they are partisan liberal Democrats."

"Almost without exception they have a partisan agenda," he continued.

The "good news," he said, is that "we don't live anymore in a world of three networks that have a stranglehold on information. We have got the internet. We have got the Drudge Report. We have got talk radio. We have got social media. We've got the ability to go directly around, and directly to the people."

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