“Theres no excuse for a politician fearing embarrassment by a hostile interviewer. Does Cruz expect to be filited by some interviewer? Is he unsure how to handle himself?”
The article spells out how Cruz is criticizing other GOP candidates for wanting the media to like them.
In the article, Cruz is stating exactly what you said in your first sentence above.
Cruz doesn’t fear the media, and he proves it by being one of the few GOP contenders to state the obvious: The media hates conservatives.