On Tuesday's Deadline: White House, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace gushed over allegedly right-leaning New York Times columnist Bret Stephens excoriating Senator Ted Cruz in his latest column, in which he cracked that the Texas Republican would "sell his family into slavery" to win an election.



As the saying goes, a broken clock is right twice a day. On Tuesday, the clock was The Washington Post and chief fact-checker Glenn Kessler giving Texas Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rouke four Pinnocchios for claiming that he fled the scene of his drunk driving crash in 1998. Speaking Tuesday on C-SPAN, Kessler observed that, since the O’Rourke campaign never responded to Kessler’s requests for comment, it showed “they know they are in trouble.”



In the aftermath of Friday's debate between Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, fact checkers at both NBCNews.com and the Dallas Morning News nitpicked one of Cruz's criticisms of the Texas Democrat, as they struggled to find fault with him calling out O'Rourke smearing police officers as implementing a "modern-day Jim Crow" system.



On Friday's New Day show on CNN, during a discussion of the upcoming congressional midterm elections and high desires by Democrats to defeat Texas Senator Ted Cruz, CNN Politics senior writer Harry Enten actually declared that, "unfortunately," Cruz is ahead of Democrat Beto O'Rourke in most of the polls.



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.’”