Dallas Morning News Called Out for Reporting on Senator’s Daughter

Ted Cruz and family Christmas card. | Image from Twitter

The Dallas Morning News was called out on Sunday by those who thought the newspaper’s report on Senator Ted Cruz’s teen daughter’s TikTok video was an “utterly classless story.”

The story in last Thursday’s Dallas Morning News, run with the title, “Ted Cruz’s daughter takes to TikTok to discuss life as senator’s kid,” drew the ire of Cruz’s former spokesperson and California GOP chair Ron Nehrling. “An utterly classless story from the @dallasnews. She’s just 13, not an elected official. Let it go,” he tweeted.

The article focused on the thirteen-year-old’s TikTok video, in which she discussed the advantages and disadvantages of being the daughter of a senator. Cruz is the father of two daughters, ages ten and thirteen.

“Hey @DallasNews, @RobertTGarrett, @MorrisReports do you need my kids TikTok account to do your next story? Because don’t bother calling me. Bob & Allie y’all are better than this. #txlege #LeaveKidsOutOfPolitics,” tweeted Republican Texas state Senator Drew Springer.

According to the Dallas Morning News’ story, many politicians’ children disagree with their parents, citing former President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron, as an example.

“However, politicians raising Generation Z children must contend with a level of social media access that previous generations never had,” the story continued, according to Fox News.

According to Newsweek, the teen’s TikTok account has since been set to private, but clips of the video are still circulating on other platforms.

“A lot of people judge me on first glance based on him,” Cruz’s daughter said, according to Newsweek. “But I really disagree with most of his views.”

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