Holy stupid, Batman! Over the course of all of our lives, we’ve heard “reporters” and “journalists” ask some questions that make us wonder whether they’re playing with a full deck. Imagine asking a question with so much conviction while not knowing in the least what you’re talking about. I call that ignorant confidence, and it’s dangerous because those people never learn.
On Monday, Republican senators were taking questions from the media when one reporter attempted to ask Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “gotcha” question.
“Basically what this is, Hunter Biden got a job, his dad [Joe Biden] was vice president. If that’s a crime, I mean, shouldn’t half of your children be in prison?”
Cruz wasn’t having any of the reporter’s asinine question.
“My children are nine and 11,” Cruz began. “I’m sorry that you want to throw a nine-year-old in prison. But at this point, my third-grader plays basketball and softball at her school. So, stop playing the nasty Washington game!”
The reporter who asked the stupid question was identified as Breakfast Media reporter Andrew Feinberg, according to a tweet by GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest.
As the exchange drew to a close Feinberg further displayed his ignorance.
“I’m sorry, that’s not a ‘nasty Washington game [unintelligible],” Feinberg responded.
“ Attacking a nine-year-old?” Cruz said bewildered.
“Senator, I have no idea what age your children are,” Feinberg said before Cruz moved on.
If you had no idea what age Cruz’s children are, why would you ask the question in the first place? Feinberg’s question could be construed as a general question for all senators, but Cruz can’t be the only Republican senator with children too young to benefit in the business world.
Here's video of the exchange:
Feinberg’s question was stupid, and Cruz handled it the correct way — as if the question asked was stupid.