Ted Cruz is exactly right. 95% of the mainstream media -- as we affectionately refer to as media scum -- are lefties. Not many of us -- with the exception of the media (incl. FOX) -- misinterpreted his comments about New Yorkers. No enigma machine needed. He was referring to the NY-based far left media and the Dem. political trash (DeBlasio, Schumer, Cuomo, Gillibrand, Weiner, Nadler, etc.)
The conservatives in the National Review are afraid they are going to lose their funding, so they go after Trump. These conservatives didn't seem to have a problem with Dole, Bush H & W, McCain, Romney. They are a bunch of elite snobs who have lost their way for the sake of control of the conservative narrative.