Sharper Point: Is the Ted Cruz affair tabloid headline accurate?

Apr 4, 2016, 10:43 AM

This may come as a shock to many of you out there — especially the conspiracy theorists — but just because I work in the media doesn’t mean I know everything.

Sure, I keep up to date on information more than the average Joe, but there’s a lot out there in today’s world, especially as tabloids get more and more popular.

And this will come as an even bigger surprise — again, especially to conspiracy theorists — but a lot of what you read just isn’t true.

Take, for example, all the hubbub about Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and allegations that the latter has had multiple affairs.

This was printed in the National Enquirer, which is a tabloid. There’s allegation that Trump’s campaign planted the story, as this was shortly after the two began sparring over their wives.

But that doesn’t mean the story is false. Maybe Trump was using something that actually happened to discredit a political opponent. It wouldn’t be the first time.

So I decided to take a look at more of the Enquirer’s headlines. After all, even if they have a sensational headline but get a story wrong once in a while, there still may be a modicum of truth to the tale, right?

Here’s a rundown of some of the latest headlines:

“Angelina Jolie anorexia crisis — down to 79 lbs!”

“Makeup-free Chelsea Clinton looks like ‘real’ dad”

“Caitlyn Jenner shows her legs on the links”

I think we have our answer, folks. It sounds like the Cruz affairs are just another sordid tabloid rumor.

Jim Sharpe

Kari Lake, Republican candidate for Arizona governor, speaks on stage at the Conservative Political...
Jim Sharpe

Why Kari Lake should tell Katie Hobbs to get a face tattoo

To ensure a fair election, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe has an outlandish idea: Kari Lake should insist Katie Hobbs get a face tattoo so the electorate can tell Hobbs apart from her twin sister.
2 months ago
(Twitter Photo/@RepAndyBiggsAZ)...
Jim Sharpe

Andy Biggs, Italian satellites and other GOP lunacy came out of Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing

What came out of Thursday's Jan. 6 hearing -- including the claim U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona asked for a presidential pardon -- has KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believing some Republicans should be happy Donald Trump lost.
3 months ago
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)...
Jim Sharpe

How did fewer Arizona drivers equal more road rage?

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe is peeved since road rage incidents in Arizona seem to be climbing despite fewer drivers on the road.
6 months ago
(AP Photo/David Goldman)...
Jim Sharpe

Too many ‘mental’ members in Arizona Legislature

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders why Republican Arizona Legislature members continue to push bills that propagate the idea there was widespread election fraud in 2020.
6 months ago
(Screenshot via Maricopa County Attorney's Office YouTube)...
Jim Sharpe

Failing future — and current — victims means Maricopa County Attorney Adel should resign

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel should resign after her office failed current -- and likely future -- victims by missing a charging deadline for about 200 cases.
7 months ago
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Union High School District)...
Jim Sharpe

How about actual ‘safe spaces’ for Phoenix Union students?

Following a Monday shooting at Cesar Chavez High School, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe asks if school resource officers should have a renewed presence at Phoenix Union High School District.
10 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
Sharper Point: Is the Ted Cruz affair tabloid headline accurate?