... Cruz has shown his disdain for the press as his profile has risen. He’s derided BuzzFeed as “left-wing,” and recently told Time be believes the media renders conservatives “stupid or evil.”
It’s easy money for a conservative to beat up the press and Cruz is self-assured he’s smarter than most of the reporters who trail him.
That’s why its striking that a media outlet — albeit a home state one — ended up forcing his hand, making him cry uncle on the question of his citizenship.
After The Dallas Morning News quoted an attorney asserting flatly — “He’s a Canadian,” — Cruz appeared to conclude the issue had become too radioactive to ignore. ...
It was the humbling of Ted Cruz.