Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, best known for not winning an election, announced he was running for president and Vanity Fair's Joe Hagan was on Thursday's installment of MSNBC's Morning Joe to fawn over the newest 2020 Democratic candidate.
Remember this embarrassing interview ABC’s Paula Faris gave to “rockstar” Beto O’ Rourke right before he lost in the Midterm elections last Fall? Well, Faris was back Thursday on Good Morning America to rejoice over the news that O’ Rourke had officially announced his presidential run for 2020. Like the rest of the media, Faris couldn’t contain her enthusiasm for the “rock n’ roll loving” Democrat who had a fan base in Hollywood and on social media.
Failed Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke announced his presidential candidacy today, despite his last political campaign ending in a loss to Ted Cruz in 2018. But who needs a stretch of political victories to build momentum for a presidential run when you have gale force winds – in the form of liberal media hype – behind your back?
MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews made clear on Wednesday’s Hardball that, despite Beto O’Rourke’s November 2018 electoral loss in Texas, he’s still enamored with former El Paso-era Congressmanand excited about his presidential campaign. At one point in the show, Matthews cheered the gooey, gushy Vanity Fair profile of O’Rourke as “the best kiss I’ve seen for a candidate in a long time” and a candidate looking so “optimistic” and “sunny.”
Late Wednesday afternoon and hours ahead of announcing a presidential campaign to El Paso’s NBC affiliate, lefty-wing rag Vanity Fair published a profile of liberal former Congressman Beto O’Rourke that rivaled some of the worst Obama hero worshipping during the 2008 campaign by devotees such as Lee Cowan, Chris Matthews, and Terry Moran.
Despite their own senior media Jack Shafer back in October begging "Stop the Press Before It Profiles Beto O’Rourke Again," the paeans to failed senate candidate Beto O'Rourke have continued unabated at Politico. However, that might have changed on Saturday when Politico writer David Siders expressed how irked he was with their beloved Beto appearing to be playing games as to whether he would announce his candidacy for president that he wrote that he "is now manufacturing suspense."
It was a tale of two very different stories Monday morning, as both NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning reported on 2020 Democratic candidates speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. While NBC celebrated potential contender Beto O’Rourke as a “home-state heavyweight” and hailed left-wing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as one of the “brightest stars” at the liberal event, CBS actually pressed Democrats on the issue of socialism.
On her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show Friday morning, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle grew impatient waiting for failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke to decide whether or not he was jumping into the 2020 presidential race. She fondly recalled him promising Oprah Winfrey on February 5 that he would make up his mind by the end of the month and assured her guests that “People would get on the Beto bus.”
Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake ranked the 2020 Democratic presidential nominees on Saturday. He put Kamala Harris number one, with an "impressive" launch, "on-message and sharp." The Post is looking for an ultraliberal nominee, and somehow cannot see how that leaves a lot of room for voters to sniff extremism and vote to re-elect the president.
On Thursday night's All In on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes went to our southern border and interviewed former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who lost a Senate race to Ted Cruz, but is still being painted as a "rising star" in the Democratic sky. In a surprise, Hayes asked a question from the right to O'Rourke -- literally. He borrowed from a tweet from freshman GOP congressman Dan Crenshaw, about the wall. Would Beto take it down? He said "Yes, absolutely."
While people in the mainstream media were delighted that Democrat “rising star” Beto O’Rourke held a “counter-rally” to President Trump’s visit to the border in El Paso, Texas, their coverage of Monday’s event was far from complete. Among the aspects of the rally that eluded the reporters’ attention were the people in the crowd who took great pleasure in slamming a large piñata that resembled Donald Trump and the Mexican flags carried by a number of participants.
If you grew tired of seeing Beto O’Rourke’s goofy grin everywhere during the 2018 midterm election cycle, then you’re in for a little more lefty superhero fatigue. HBO recently announced that it will be releasing a Beto O’Rourke documentary about the former punk rocker turned political “rockstar’s” failed Texas senatorial candidacy, giving viewers “intimate access” to his 2018 campaign.