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Kept her busy.” A snarky Joe Scarborough lectured, “‘Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.’ Maybe she's turned over a new leaf or something like that.” Scarborough then mocked, “Or maybe Ted Cruz just likes hiring porn stars. ” This forgiving attitude towards the porn star hasn’t extended to Cruz himself. This is an ad from the Cruz campaign hitting Marco Rubio on the question of immigration. GEIST: The keen eyes at Buzz Feed news reported the woman, Amy Lindsay, has appeared in several soft porn movies.
On February 10, to call Cruz a “troll” who “operates below the level of human life.” On January 18, co-host Mika Brzezinski wondered about the senator, “How do you make deals if everyone hates your guts? I thought the actors and actresses were really realistic. The Cruz people said "The actress responded to an open casting call and was not vetted by the production company." They’ve pulled the ad and said they obviously would not have cast her had they any idea.
” On that show, Scarborough called Cruz a “pariah.” A partial transcript of the February 12 segment, which aired at am ET, is below: WILLIE GEIST: Did you see the Ted Cruz ad yesterday?
WALLACE: I don't want to know that you know the difference.
Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad.
The campaign is taking the ad down and will replace it with a different commercial." Got that?
As a feminist friend put it, by canning Lindsay, the Cruz camp thought so little of her that they were willing to pull what was probably a pretty expensive spot and replace it with a new one -- solely because this woman exercised a very Republican right to control her own body and her own destiny.
In effect, they reduced to her "just another pretty face," who could be swapped for another, less controversial one for the sake of political expediency.
WALLACE: I think if you’re the guy chiding Trump for swearing, you can’t then cozy up to a porn star.
We'll bring in Steve Kornacki, Andrea Mitchell -- JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is this the one with the porn star? I think it’s honest work and they should have kept the ad. RATTNER: Mika thinks that, and I agree with her, that because this woman is doing honest work she should be allowed to be doing honest work.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: So we'll show you a new Ted Cruz ad just out this morning. Now, Steve I heard Steve say well, it was only soft core porn.