Shh! One of the U.S. Senate candidates backed out of a scheduled debate but could we just forget about that and move on to other matters? That seems to be the reacton of the Texas Tribune to the news that the Democrat candidate in the Senate race to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke, backed out of a scheduled debate set for August 31. Since then, it has been treated as a rather minor matter by a periodical whose main shtick is Texas politics.



Reporter Matt Flegenheimer made the front of Sunday’s New York Times with the suddenly interesting Senate race in Texas pitting conservative Sen. Ted Cruz versus liberal Rep. Beto O’Rourke: “Old Texas and New Texas Clash Over a State’s Political Identity.” The flattering profile of the paper’s great Texas hope raises the eternal puzzle for Democrats and their friends at the Times: When will Texas finally turn blue?



The journalistic gushing over Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke continued on Wednesday as Vanity Fair insisted not only is the liberal senatorial candidate the man to make Texas blue, he might also topple Trump in 2020. Journalist Peter Hamby isn’t the first to rhapsodize over O’Rourke, but he may be the most effusive. The writer fawned:



Matt Viser, deputy Washington bureau chief of the Boston Globe, penned a nauseatingly flattering profile of Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat challenging Ted Cruz for his Texas Senate seat in November, in the September  issue of Town & Country, a lifestyle magazine for the well-off. The headline deck: “Why So Many People Are Betting on Beto O'Rourke -- He's a Kennedyesque longshot in a roiling red state, but the Democrat from Texas just might have a chance at unseating Ted Cruz.” The Kennedy mystique may be tarnished in the public’s eyes during the current #MeToo movement, but Viser made no mention of the darker side of the Kennedy clan.



Variety magazine covers show business but it also a liberal publication. Sometimes the two areas conflict such as their July 9 article about Democrat senate candidate from Texas, Beto O'Rourke, making treks to Hollywood to raise campaign money. Not something you really want known in Texas.



Despite the fact that no Democrat has won statewide in Texas since 1994, Time magazine on Tuesday devoted over 1600 words to the “handsome” Beto O’Rourke, the liberal hope for Democrats in Texas. O’Rourke is challenging the “dogmatic conservative,” incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.



Once again, Univision's Jorge Ramos goes to a favorite trope of his- suggesting that Hispanics who don't follow ideological suit are race-traitors.



Sen. Ted Cruz laid into PolitiFact as a “liberal parody site” on Twitter on Thursday, underlining how their “Truth-o-Meter” ratings differed on whether his Senate campaign opponent Beto O’Rourke was being condemned by a Republican or a Democrat. “When his Dem primary opponent said Beto ‘wants to legalize drugs’ they said ‘half true.’ When I said same thing, they say ‘false.’”



One of the most interesting races in the 2018 slate of elections is the contest between incumbent GOP Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Beto O’Rourke, a “Democratic darling.” However, when anchor Elaine Quijano of the CBSN streaming video channel reported that Cruz had raised $3.2 million during the first quarter of 2018 and O’Rourke got $6.7 million, more than twice that amount, she asked Scott Braddock of The Quorum Report if the Democratic challenger would be able to keep pace “when outside money starts rolling in.”



New York Times columnist Frank Bruni went to Houston to personally deliver an embarrassing fanboy letter to the latest Democratic hope against the loathed conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, in “Watch Out, Ted Cruz. Beto Is Coming” in the Sunday Review. The text box: “The Senate race in Texas just might be the happiest political fable ever.”



In the last minutes of Wednesday in New York City, CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert unleashed his loathing of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his re-election campaign, mocking a musical commercial mocking the nickname of his Democrat opponent ‘Beto’ O’Rourke.



Although much of the mainstream media such as the New York Times and CNN has recently gone ga-ga over the candidacy of Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) who currently is running for the U.S. Senate from that state, Vox wasn't quite so kind in analyzing how he did in Tuesday's Democrat primary. In fact they called him a "Loser (sort of)" since he underperformed despite running against nonentities in his primary.