With just one week to go before the 2018 midterm elections, the broadcast networks are heavily spinning their campaign coverage against the Republicans, even as President Trump’s campaign activities have received more airtime than all of the individual Senate, House, and gubernatorial contests combined.
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has touted the fact that he is supported by his own mother. He has falsely claimed that she was a “lifelong Republican” before his candidacy. But as CNN points out, his mother has actually “voted in Democratic primaries in 15 of the last 17 primary elections she has participated” in, including Democratic presidential primaries “in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2016.” She also made campaign contributions to Democratic politicians such as Barack Obama and Congressional candidate Veronica Escobar.
On his 3:00 p.m. ET hour show on Monday, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi eagerly touted the “real possibility” that Texas Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke “could win a shocking upset next Tuesday” against incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. However, in the segment that followed, the host worried that all the “national attention” O’Rourke was receiving from the media wasn’t translating into votes.
Journalists just cannot contain their excitement over Beto O'Rourke and the possibility of turning Texas into a Democratic stronghold. Despite the fact that O'Rourke has NEVER LED in a single poll, reporters have decided this is the year. Appearing on Nightline, Monday, ABC News political reporter Rick Klein enthused, “The idea that Texas is ripe for the picking, it's powered by the growing minority population, the growing young voter population.”
With the midterm elections just two weeks away, the liberal media have ramped up their efforts to drag their dreamboat, Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke over the finish line in the Texas Senate race. With President Trump’s visit to campaign for Senator Ted Cruz (R) on Monday, the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seized on the opportunity boast about Beto’s qualities while downplaying his poor poll numbers.
You know how a girl, when she really likes a boy, will nervously brush her hair back? Check out the move of ABC reporter Paula Faris as she gushes to Beto O'Rourke: "you're a rock star!" When Beto demurs, Faris insists: "no, you really are!" Faris did stop short of asking Beto to autograph her arm, but the adoration was unmistakable.
With the elections only 18 days away, Morning Joe bemoans the Democrats' lack of a message. They warn that Dems could fail to retake the House or the Senate, and that Beto O'Rourke could lose by 10 points.
Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke was the only candidate present at the CNN Texas Senate Town Hall Thursday night since GOP Senator Ted Cruz reportedly declined the invitation. During their first debate at Southern Methodist University, O’Rourke drew criticism and four Pinocchios from the Washington Post for lying about not trying to flee the scene of a car accident he caused when he drove while intoxicated. Despite the lie, it was never brought up by moderator Dana Bash or asked in the preselected questions from the audience.
The journalistic swooning for Beto O’Rouke reached epic proportions on Thursday as MSNBC reporters gushed over the “rock star” and the “Betomania” phenomena that surrounds him. But, by far, the most hyperbolic moment came when Andrea Mitchell Reports guest host Peter Alexander insisted that the Texas Democrat might be the 2020 nominee — no matter what!
Three weeks until the midterm elections and it’s Beto or bust in the Texas Senate race for the liberal media. During Wednesday’s edition of ABC’sWorld News Tonight, sensationalist anchor David Muir and Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce gushed about Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke and how he called Republican Senator Ted Cruz by President Trump’s 2016 nickname for him: ‘lyin’ Ted’. The nickname was thrown around five times in just the one report.
MTP Daily host Chuck Todd, perhaps sarcastically, referred to liberal Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke as the “Bobby Kennedy of millennials.” The comment came in the midst of a discussion about how the media-friendly Democrat has fallen behind and is now going negative on his Texas opponent, Ted Cruz. Todd prefaced his comments this way: “I want to play a quick montage. Beto O'Rourke, the Bobby Kennedy of millenials, decided to go negative.”
As the midterms fast approach, there are a bunch of Democrats who find themselves embroiled in scandals and controversies. But if you only got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, you’ve probably never heard about them. From Texas Senate Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke lying about his DUI arrest to DNC chair Keith Ellison being accused of domestic violence, the following is a list of Democratic controversies that the nets are keeping their audiences (for the most part) in the dark about: