Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has said the grassroots revolution sweeping across the country today mirrors the one that propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House, and the conservative stalwart said that Breitbart.com represents the democratization of the news that was once controlled by just a few elites in the legacy press.
Appearing on the inaugural edition of Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Cruz said that “what Breitbart does is so important” because it helps conservatives bypass those in the legacy media who once were the sole gatekeepers. Cruz was speaking to Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon–who, along with a rotation of Breitbart News editors and contributors, will host the weekly show from 10 AM to 1 PM EST.
“If we were still in the world of 30 years ago when there were three networks that decided what the news was, then nothing you and I are talking about would have made it through the filter,” Cruz said. “But there has been a fantastic democratization of the news where we can go directly to the people.”
Cruz also praised “American citizens who are becoming their own journalists” and spreading the word to their friends and neighbors.
“That’s how we turn this country around,” Cruz said before noting that citizen journalists give him “hope and optimism” for America’s future.
As Breitbart News reported, the late Andrew Breitbart and Cruz bonded well before Cruz became a household name. Bannon told Cruz that Breitbart respected his fearlessness and said he was one of the rising stars that he most admired and supported before his tragic passing. Bannon said that the late Breitbart hated Washington politicians, and he saw in Cruz a kindred spirit who was an anti-establishment figure who wanted to reform the country’s institutions.