Steven Colbert continued his streak Wednesday night of becoming the paramount late night host for Democratic primary candidates to speak with on the campaign trail press tour. Kirsten Gillibrand as well as Kamala Harris were given the royal treatment during their appearances on The Late Show, so it only makes sense the courtesy would be extended to Beto O’Rourke during his appearance on the show Wednesday night.
No, that headline is correct. MSNBC host Chris Matthews opened Wednesday’s Hardball by channeling the famous line from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to declare that’s come time for House Democrats to put up or shut up when it comes to impeachment. Not surprisingly, Matthews identified with the former, especially following this “day of history” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement.
The liberal media have gone from boosterism to bust on Beto O'Rourke. The national hero running against Ted Cruz is getting dismissed as yesterday's news, at least by some. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever let Beto have it in a review of the admiring new HBO documentary Running With Beto. He began: "Quick, before his presidential ambitions vaporize completely, let’s rewind to a happier point in the ascension story of Beto O’Rourke."
Do Democratic candidates for president really have a complaint about the liberal media? Except for whether they get enough gushy publicity? On Friday, David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon flagged MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace telling failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke that he receives "very snarky national media coverage." He does? "Play media critic.
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From the moment former Vice President Joe Biden threw his hat in the ring, he has been the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. That status was confirmed in the most recent ScottRasmussen.com poll of the race, showing Biden with 39% of vote and a 19-point lead. His nearest challenger -- Sen. Bernie Sanders -- attracted just 20% support, and nobody else reached double digits. But in a party that has become younger and more racially diverse, it's never seemed likely that two white men over 70 would have the field to themselves.
In order to win the hearts and votes of liberals everywhere, Democratic presidential candidates are now saying that they will break up or regulate Facebook. After Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an May 9 op-ed calling for Facebook to be broken up and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be removed, Democrats started echoing the sentiment.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is trying to win back the media’s favor after Pete Buttigieg replaced him as the media’s favorite shiny new penny. Tuesday, he “re-launched” his presidential campaign on The View, going on an apology tour for not fully acknowledging his “white male privilege,” as he was pressed nearly entirely from the left from the co-hosts.
Politico on Wednesday chronicled Beto O'Rourke's tragic loss of his magic mojo in "Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete." Buttigieg, in today's media environment, is "burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day."
With almost 20 people currently running for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election, liberal media types have decided to educate us about these candidates, who range from New Jersey Senator Cory Booker to former tech executive Andrew Yang. The popularity of these individuals rises and falls, according to the host of the eponymous Tucker Carlson Tonight weeknight program on Fox News, who noted that many of the people who previously supported former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke now seem to favor South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
How far will the liberal media go to boost Beto O'Rourke's Hispanic street cred? In an article published today, the Associated Press wrote that in a speech he gave in his hometown of El Paso: "O'Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers."
Late night comedians have put out the “Welcome” mat for Democrats running against President Donald Trump next year. We’ve already seen Sen. Kamala Harris fawned over by both Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah on The Late Show and The Daily Show, respectively. Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillebrand surfed Colbert’s couch, too, as did Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Sen. Bernie Sanders appears regularly on Colbert’s show.
One of the inherent problems with "fact checking" is the nagging tendency to "fact check" the future, which journalists should agree is not yet factual. AP Fact Check was attacked from the Left by the site Think Progress over predictions on global warming. But none of these predictions are facts! They're "guess-checking." Politicians can mischaracterize predictions, but there are no "facts" about when global warming will kill us all.