Alexander Nazaryan, a senior writer at Newsweek, has just deleted the above tweet, in which he compared the Cruz campaign to a legion of Nazis. “Ted Cruz has a strong ground game in Iowa,” wrote Nazaryan in the tweet, which got some critical play on the Web this morning:
I deleted my tweet calling Ted Cruz a Nazi. Not fair to his totally decent supporters, as much as I dislike the man himself.— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) January 6, 2016
That little clarification appears to hold fast to the contention that Cruz himself is a Nazi.
In his capacity as senior writer, Nazaryan hops around from topic to topic. Wine theft, for example. The GOP and national security; cancer treatments; black colleges. In response to some of the backlash over his posting, Nazaryan notes that his position at Newsweek allows opinion-mongering:
@nottersby Because part of my job is having opinions. One opinion I have is that Ted Cruz would be a very bad president.— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) January 6, 2016
Indeed, his undeleted tweets express strong opinions about Cruz and other political topics:
It's time to shame not only Donald Trump, but those among his supporters who are openly bigoted and racist.— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) January 4, 2016
More to come on this.