I originally saw the video last night on a site other than Gateway Pundit. My first reaction was, "Well, that's really rude."
This is what Jim Hoft (bless his heart) posted at Gateway Pundit:
WOW! New York audience Completely Tunes Ted Cruz Out at GOP Dinner - along with the following video.
Except there's one big problem.New York Values—
Ted Cruz spoke at the New York Republican Dinner on Thursday night.
The audience spoke over him.
You can barely hear Ted over the din in the room.
The longer Ted spoke the louder the room got.
By the time he wrapped up his ridiculously long speech the crowd was talking, clinking glasses and paying no attention to the Texas Senator.
According to Rush this morning
IT DID NOT HAPPEN!
Rush was at the event and gave a lengthy explanation this morning as to how the whole thing was orchestrated on purpose. He's claiming everything was fine until about the last 10 minutes or so of Cruz's speech when suddenly the mics and sound system went all wonky on the broadcast - not the room. He figured they'd fix it - except they didn't. Finally, Fox cut away and Hannity, who was in the studio, said they were having sound problems.
Since I wasn't there, it's impossible for me to say whose version of the events was correct. Why should I believe Rush over Jim Hoft?
I'm going to apply a bit of my homespun logic here.
- Rush really doesn't have an axe to grind.
- He was present at the event.
- It would be very easy for his version to be refuted
- As far as I know Jim Hoft was not at the event
- Jim Hoft does have an axe to grind as he has chosen Trump as his savior™
In the meantime, peeps, QUESTION EVERYTHING!
It appears some of the commenters at Gateway Pundit got it: