BBC’s Katty Kay: Unlikable Ted Cruz Won’t Be Able to Dodge Media

BBC anchor Katty Kay on Monday turned Ted Cruz’s surprise Iowa win into a negative and told Charlie Rose viewers that the Republican was unlikable and someone who needed more scrutiny from the media. Kay snidely remarked, “It's interesting for Ted Cruz, right? The good news coming out of Iowa is that he gets a whole load of media attention. The bad news coming out of Iowa is that he gets a whole lot of media attention.” 

Kay insisted that Cruz was “is a candidate who has not had a whole lot of scrutiny up until now.”The BBC World News Tonight anchor threatened, “We’ll be taking a much closer look at Ted Cruz's record and that might not help him.” 

A transcript of Kay’s remarks can be found below:

Charlie Rose
2/1/16
11:59pm ET

KATTY KAY (Anchor for BBC World News Tonight America): It's interesting for Ted Cruz, right? The good news coming out of Iowa is that he gets a whole load of media attention. The bad news coming out of Iowa is that he gets a whole lot of media attention. And Ted Cruz is a candidate who has not had a whole lot of scrutiny up until now. And suddenly, he will be all over television and although he tried this evening as Donald Trump has successfully done, to kind of, discredit the media, “whatever they say about me it's a lie,” we’ll be taking a much closer look at Ted Cruz's record and that might not help him. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.