The Ted Cruz Media Blackout

Though he got major coverage in Texas, national papers panned his marathon Senate speech.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery.
National Journal
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Matt Vasilogambros
Sept. 25, 2013, 5:46 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is still talk­ing. But if the point of this long speech is — oth­er than de­fund­ing the Af­ford­able Care Act — to get at­ten­tion for his cause, it doesn’t look like it’s work­ing that well with the na­tion­al me­dia.

Most ma­jor news­pa­per front pages from across the coun­try don’t men­tion this speech Wed­nes­day morn­ing, al­though the ju­ni­or sen­at­or from Texas is get­ting ma­jor play on the front pages of his home state pa­pers.

Here’s a look at how news­pa­pers are cov­er­ing Cruz across the coun­try, cour­tesy of the New­seum:

Hou­s­ton Chron­icle


Dal­las Morn­ing News


The Bo­ston Globe


The Miami Her­ald


Los Angeles Times


Chica­go Tribune


The Wall Street Journ­al


The New York Times


Pitt­s­burgh Post-Gaz­ette


Mo­bile Press-Re­gister


An­chor­age Daily News


Den­ver Post


The At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion


The In­di­ana­pol­is Star


The New Or­leans Times-Pi­cay­une


De­troit Free Press


Min­neapol­is Star Tribune


The Clev­e­land Plain Deal­er


St. Louis Post-Dis­patch


The Des Moines Re­gister


The Wash­ing­ton Post