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October 23, 2013 - 8:54 am

CNBC host Steve Liesman went on a tear bashing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz today. He blamed the poor jobs report on the Texas senator, mocked a photo of him, and then launched a racist attack on Cruz, who is Hispanic.

Liesman said “We’re going to call this the Senator Ted Cruz jobs report. These are the jobless claims of Senator Ted Cruz. There he is!” as a photo of the senator appeared on screen.

Liesman continued: “There he is! Can we get some music to go along with that, some Mexican music maybe?”

For what it’s worth, Ted Cruz’s heritage is not Mexican. His parents escaped Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Cuba is an entirely different country from Mexico.

Apparently all Hispanics look the same to CNBC’s Steve Liesman.

UPDATE: Liesman apologizes with an “if.”

Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.

Second, I want to explain that it was not intended to be offensive in any way.

I thought of him only as an American senator from Texas, and in an attempt, on the fly, to choose music representing that state, I chose Mexican music.

As a musician for many decades, I’ve played and listened to tons of Texas songs infused with Mexican themes. A better choice would have been Country/Western or Texas Roadhouse Blues – it was a bad reach all the way around.

Bull. It was a racist attack, and the apology being one of those “if you were offended” apologies, he isn’t sorry and remains a racist who doesn’t know his geography.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Heh. LIESman.

Instead of CNBC, he should go to MSNBC. He'd be right at home.
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I guess the hate and racism infecting the left gets in the way of their ability to understand reality or use logic and reason.
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The jobs report for September, which covers the time period before the government shutdown, is related to Ted Cruz exactly how? How did Ted Cruz, one Senator, shut down the government? How did shutting down the government, AFTER the September jobs report data was collected, affect the September jobs report? Left-wingers truly live in their own parallel universe.
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my best friend's step-mother makes $81 an hour on the computer. She has been without a job for seven months but last month her pay was $20756 just working on the computer for a few hours. official site.....-------WWW.Rush64.COM
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Ahhh, One of those "apologies" that insinuates that there is really nothing wrong with what I said, it's YOU who has over-developed sensitivity. Ugh!!!
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Of course, Mr Liesman wouldn't be of the, ah, Hebrew persuasion, now would he? Just wondering, if we're gonna get all ethnic and everything. Or maybe Mr Liesman has never visited America -- you know, fly-over country west of the Hudson? Certainly George Soros has a lot more to answer for to Americans than all the Hispanics in North America.
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Granted Liesman's affiliation and attitude, there is still something appealing about him---he is eminently teasible (as demonstrated by Joe Kiernan (sp) and Rick Santelli mercilessly).

For me it's more satisfying to read mocking comments than bullying ones even though I agree with 90% of the commenters at PJM. I'm just getting tired of the rhetoric.
24 weeks ago
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Besides all that Liesman is a terrible economist and pundit. He needs to be pulled from CNBC for that alone. Santelli runs rings around him.
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Maybe they could get the Norte singers from Breaking Bad to do a narco-corrido for Cruz.
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Remember, it's only racist when Rush Limbaugh does it.
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Because Liesman is a liberal JournoList, and Mr. Cruz is a member of the GOP, Liesman will not incure ANY adverse effects from his tirade. This is the double standard that has come to roost in our politically correct country.

It used to be that if you said something racist or stupid, there were consequences for what you said and did...no more...unless you're a Conservative.
24 weeks ago
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I'm in Washington State on the border with Portland and he could be right at home choosing Mexican music, and associating with Dem party hack Patty Murray.
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give him a break,he's a liberal.We all know they're not to bright
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