NPR has a series called "Off Script," where regular voters question the presidential candidates. On Wednesday's Morning Edition, they aired audio of an El Paso school teacher suggesting to Beto O' Rourke that his proposal to take away "assault weapons" from Americans through a "mandatory buyback" program won't pass constitutional muster, and will help the Republicans underline how Democrats oppose the Second Amendment.
Despite the fact that the Jeffrey Zucker-led CNN has created a cottage industry out of town halls involving presidential candidates and/or their liberal causes, CNN showed very little interest in recapping their four-and-a-half-hour, horrendously-rated Thursday night LGBTQ town hall with nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Between midnight and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Friday (so 21 and a half hours total), CNN shows spent just under 25 minutes (24 minutes and 47 seconds) on a town hall that featured a slew of alienating takes.
In a textbook case of bias by omission, Univision’s coverage of last night’s LGBTQ forum skipped a key quote from candidate Beto O’Rourke.
“Scratch a progressive, find an authoritarian.” And his name is Robert Francis O’Rourke. The feckless furry with the foundering campaign and phony hispanic nickname is making a desperate play for the illiberal left wing of the Democratic party. First it was his “mandatory buy-back” of Ar-15s. Now, he’s threatening religious institutions that still believe in traditional marriage.
After thinking that having a seven-hour-long town hall about climate change was a great idea, CNN returned Thursday night with a four-and-a-half hour town hall partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) about LGBTQ issues. Rampant protests calling attention to black transwomen, Chris Cuomo joking about preferred pronouns, and flat-out abuse with transgender elementary-age children were just a few of the things that transpired.
On Monday, PolitiFact editor Angie Drobnic Holan wrote an article expressing her frustration that Sen. Ted Cruz would dare to mock her website on Twitter as “a wholly-owned subsidary of the DNC.” She insisted PolitiFact is an "independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom that fact-checks Democrats and Republicans alike" that was "unaffected by agenda or biases." That's not what a look at the numbers on Ted Cruz vs. Elizabeth Warren show.
Last week, Democrats held their first true presidential debate. With the field winnowed down to 10 candidates — three of them actual contenders for the nomination -- only one moment truly stood out. That moment came not from Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders but from a candidate desperate for attention: Beto O'Rourke. O'Rourke ran in 2018 for a Senate seat in Texas and lost in shockingly narrow fashion to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Texas State Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa appeared on Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto and responded to host Jorge Ramos’ cheerleading over Beto O’Rourke’s proposed gun grab with a cold dose of reality. Watch below as Hinojosa tells Ramos, in so many words, that Beto’s dog don’t hunt:
CNN's Chris Cillizza is concerned that Beto O'Rourke, by being transparent about his desire for gun confiscation, is helping the Republicans.
Beto O'Rourke is currently trying to resurrect his dying campaign by espousing every far-left gun control policy he can think of and hope that Democratic voters see that and its associated cursing as passionate. If the Democratic Primary consisted of the folks at CNN Newsroom that strategy just might have worked as co-host Jim Sciutto wondered on Friday if Democrats are being too cautious when it comes to campaigning on gun control.
On Friday’s CBS This Morning, while analyzing Thursday night’s Democratic debate, correspondent Major Garrett praised left-wing contender Beto O’Rourke as a “candidate of conviction” for declaring that as President he would confiscate guns. The reporter marveled at O’Rourke’s “authenticity” on the topic.
After Thursday’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate, MSNBC’s assembled cast of liberals journalists and pundits gushed that the “authentic” Beto O'Rourke “found his voice,” “spoke with clarity,” and had a “passion and sincerity” to take away millions of guns by force should be applauded. Not only were those nutty claims made, but one panelist even hailed O’Rourke for giving room for “voluntary buybacks” to become a moderate path forward while expressed hope that mass gun control and banning of guns like the AR-15 become popular like gay marriage.