The "mainstream media...are partisans" who protect Barack Obama and "are ready for Hillary," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an interview with Glenn Beck Thursday where he criticized Republicans for wanting reporters "to like them."

For conservatives, there is no such thing as a "nice" reporter, argued Cruz.

"You see Republicans, when they are interviewed by left-wing reporters, and they get afraid, they want them to like them," Cruz said. "They are not going to like us, they hate us!"

One day a young staffer described a reporter to Cruz as "really, really nice."

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