Reuters Reporter Covered Up Damaging Beto Info During Texas Senate Race
Breitbart reports in a 17 March 2019 article that details how a Reuters reporter has admitted to hiding information that might have damaged the Democrat’s senatorial run in 2018.
A Reuters reporter admits he offered to hide damaging information about Beto O’Rourke during the Democrat’s tight Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
On Friday morning, Reuters journalist Joseph Menn broke the news that, as a teen, O’Rourke, who is now a freshly-minted 2020 presidential candidate, was part of a secret hacking group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow.
Since publication, Reuters has also been forced to admit their reporter, who was on leave at the time, knew all about O’Rourke’s hacker past during the 2018 Texas Senate race but offered not to reveal it until after the race:
After more than a year of reporting, Menn persuaded O’Rourke to talk on the record. In an interview in late 2017, O’Rourke acknowledged that he was a member of the group, on the understanding that the information would not be made public until after his Senate race against Ted Cruz in November 2018.
“While I was looking into the Cult of the Dead Cow, I found out that they had a member who was sitting in Congress. I didn’t know which one. But I knew that they had a member of Congress.
“And then I figured out which one it was. And the members of the group wouldn’t talk to me about who it was. They wouldn’t confirm that it was this person unless I promised that I wouldn’t write about it until after the November election. That’s because the member of Congress had decided to run for Senate. Beto O’Rourke is who it was.
“I met Beto O’Rourke. I said ‘I’m writing a book about Cult of the Dead Cow, I think it’s really interesting. I know you were in this group. This book is going to publish after November and your Senate race is over. And he said, ‘OK.’
The key sentence there is: “And then I figured out which one it was.”
So, even before he made a deal with O’Rourke to cover up his criminal past (stealing credit card numbers, etc.), Menn knew it was O’Rourke he was looking for. And all throughout the consequential Texas Senate campaign, Menn chose to hide that information from voters.
(Read more at Breitbart)
This is just one more example of how the liberal media (including Google, Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed, the New York Times, and much more) covers for Democrats. They act as the communications department of the Democrats, run interference for the Democrats (sometimes by shadow banning on electronic media, sometimes by being aggressive with conservative voices on broadcast media). The crazy thing is that they expect us not to notice it.
"So, even before he made a deal with O’Rourke to cover up his criminal past, Menn knew it was O’Rourke he was looki… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Dean Skoreyko (@bcbluecon) March 17, 2019
The Liberal media covered up Beto O'Rourke's illegal activities with hacking group until AFTER his senate race agai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Lee Enochs (@lenochs66) March 18, 2019
Beto responded to our undercover videos, saying his staff just used resources to buy diapers. His staff on tape sai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) March 19, 2019
AP Headline: O’Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run
An 18 MRCH 2019 Associated Press article tells us that Robert Francis O’Rourke claims that nothing in his past will hinder his 2020 run.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke told supporters Sunday that he’s never taken LSD and there’s “nothing” he hasn’t already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office.
The former Texas congressman — who has become known for his propensity for using the “f-word” — also promised again to clean up his language, despite breaking such past vows.
O’Rourke grabbed much attention as he wrapped up his first week of campaigning, but his challengers could be found at events from the Upper Midwest to the South. And looming over them all is the shadow of one prominent Democrat not in but not out, former Vice President Joe Biden. He has yet to announce a decision.
Speaking in front of a large map of Russia inside a coffee shop in Wisconsin’s capital, O’Rourke promised to return often, addressing concerns Democrats raised in 2016 after Hillary Clinton never campaigned in the state after her party’s primary and lost the state to Donald Trump by fewer than 23,000 votes.
“This state is fundamental to any prospect we have of electing a Democrat to the presidency in 2020,” O’Rourke said, adding that he was “really glad” Milwaukee was chosen to host the 2020 Democratic national convention. The city, which O’Rourke was visiting later Sunday, beat out Miami and Houston.
(Read more at Associated Press)
This makes me wonder what (other than his hacking, his fantasies of running over children, his drunken driving, his criminal record as a burglar, and his cross dressing) he has to hide.
The former Texas congressman has become known for his propensity for using the "f-word.” He has previously admitted… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) March 18, 2019
🇺🇸 Hope for the Future 🌊 (@VoteForBeto2020) March 18, 2019
O’Rourke: Ban AR-15 Sales in America
Breitbart reports in a 17 March 2019 article how Robert Francis O’Rourke wants to ban a type of gun.
During a weekend interview presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said AR-15 sales should be banned in America.
This is a continuation of the anti-Second Amendment campaign O’Rourke conducted in his failed 2018 Senate bid.
For example, in February 2018 interview with CBS News O’Rourke supported banning bump stocks and made clear his belief that AR-15s ought not be sold in America. He said, “I think banning bump stocks makes a lot of sense. … I don’t know that we should raise the age for buying an AR-15 I just don’t think we should be selling AR-15s in this country.” And on October 18, 2018, O’Rourke noted Texas’ proud gun heritage then explained his desire for Texas to lead they way on gun control by adopting the gun laws being pushed for everyone else.>/p>
He is now making gun control a central component of his push for the Democrat presidential nomination
In an interview published by the Hill, O’Rourke said current AR-15 owners ought to be able to keep their firearms, but further sales of the rifles in America ought to be prohibited. In the building up to his call for a ban O’Rourke described the AR-15 as super powerful weapon designed “for the express purpose of killing people as effectively as possible, in as great a number as possible.”
Ironically, Breitbart News took out an AR-15 and a lever action rifle to compare the power of the two weapons. We shot one concrete block four times with an AR-15, and it remains largely intact. We shot an identical block with the lever action and it crumbled in pieces.
(Read more at >Breitbart)
If nothing else, it looks like Robert Francis O’Rourke is continuing BHO’s legacy of being a great gun salesman. Get them while you can.
If the Dems gain power again, they will ban guns... breitbart.com/politics/2019/…—
Remnant News (RMNT News) (@RmntNews) March 18, 2019
Over the weekend Irishman O’Rourke came out and said that we should “ban AR-15 sales in America”. This is why every… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
TPUSA@UH (@TpusaUh) March 18, 2019
Whiners Whine about Beto O’Rourke Mugshot Tweet
In an 18 March 2019 Breitbart article, we hear about the crybaby response to the tweet of O’Rourke’s drunken mugshot.
The usual-usual media stooges for the Democrat Party are crying “racism” over a hilarious St. Patrick’s Day tweet featuring Robert “The Spaz” O’Rourke and his mugshot.
O’Rourke, who calls himself “Beto” in an effort to pretend he’s Hispanic, was arrested for drunk driving in Texas 20 years ago. He was 26 years old at the time, speeding, hit another car, and tried to flee the scene.
After he agreed to some counseling, all the charges were dropped.
No big deal in the scheme of things, but in a political culture where the establishment media’s seething hatred for President Trump has normalized trolling, it only makes sense for the Republican Party to get in on the act, which is why the GOP’s St. Patrick’s Day tweet is so glorious:
On this St. Paddy's Day, a special message from noted Irishman Robert Francis O'Rourke. https://t.co/JRjMEXhZRY—
(@GOP) March 17, 2019
In fact, let me count the ways in which this tweet is glorious…
- It reminds voters O’Rourke is Irish, not HISPANIC.
- It reminds voters that O’Rourke’s “Beto” nickname is an affectation so he can pretend to be Mexican.
- It uses O’Rourke’s mugshot, and a mugshot is never a good look for a presidential candidate.
- It reminds voters that O’Rourke, while speeding around drunk, caused an accident, jumped the median into oncoming traffic, tried to flee the scene, and then had the charges dropped — which is not how this works for most of us.
- Because insecure media simpletons are so easily baited with anything that allows them to signal their own precious virtue, the GOP knew their outrage would spread this tweet far and wide, which is exactly what has happened.
- Because it’s again in the news, O’Rourke again has to deal with it, which puts him on defense and knocks him off-message.
- This predictable (and hypocritical) outrage is yet another way for the GOP to show the American people just what a bunch of humorless, unattractive, crybaby, stick-up-the-ass prigs the media and Democrats have become, which leads me back to my overall point about the reaction…
I fully support pointing out the difference between O’Rourke’s narrative and the documented truth. Don’t you?
GOP sparks angry backlash after posting 'racist, anti-Irish' tweet of then 26-year-old Beto O'Rourke's 1998 DWI mug… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 18, 2019
O’Rourke on Third-Trimester Abortions: Should be Decision the Woman Makes
Breitbart reports in a 18 March 2019 article how, when asked whether he approved third trimester abortion, he dodged the question by saying that the matter should be decided by the woman.
Appearing Monday at a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio, 2020 Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke said he believes it’s a woman’s right to decide whether she should undergo a third-trimester abortion, signaling he would not support government intervening to prevent the procedure.
(See the transcript at Breitbart)
To be clear, a baby that has developed to the third trimester can live outside of the womb. That baby has lungs, a heart, skin that feels pain, and eyes.
Beto O'Rourke says it's up to the woman to decide about abortions at 28 weeks till birth (well past the point of vi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Lauretta Brown (@LaurettaBrown6) March 19, 2019
‘Beto’ O’Rourke Not Sure if He’s ‘Bi-Cultural’
Through another 18 March 2019 Breitbart article, we find “Beto” waffling on whether he has bi-cultural roots.
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said this weekend that he is not sure if he is “bi-cultural.”
“I live in a bi-cultural community. My folks and their parents and generation that preceded them were from all over Europe so I don’t know if I would consider myself bi-cultural if you’re asking US and Mexico, but I’m very proud to live in a bicultural community,” O’Rourke reportedly told reporters days after formally entering the 2020 presidential race. “And for my kids to be going to a dual language public school where they are learning math in English and Spanish.”
Over the last 3 days, Beto O’Rourke has talked a lot about how living in the bicultural community of El Paso has sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
DJ Judd (@DJJudd) March 17, 2019
White liberal media reporters have gushed over how O’Rourke can speak Spanish on the stump, signaling to white audiences that he is bilingual, and have written countless profiles about how O’Rourke comes from a “bi-cultural” community in El Paso, Texas.
But as he has done with numerous questions since he launched his candidacy—Medicare for all, impeachment, reparations—O’Rourke gave a non-answer clouded in soaring rhetoric, which already seems to be one of his trademarks on the stump.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Take a hint from Liz Warren. Lying about your heritage may or may not hurt you in the primaries, but it will be a sore thumb during the general.
Believe me, when you are in the general election with Trump, you will not want anything standing out like a sore thumb.
"ROFLMAO, now in addition to a fake Indian (Warren), a fake Black (Rachel Dolzal) now we have…" — Vlad-the-Emailer disq.us/p/20hwwsy—
Natas Snipers (@Snipermania) March 18, 2019
NYC Comm Desk (@nyccommdesk) March 18, 2019
Ruben Navarrette: Unearned ‘Beto’ Moniker like ‘Stolen Valor’
One of the country’s top Latino columnists ripped Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke over the weekend for his cultural appropriation, arguing that “Beto” has not “earned” his nickname.
In fact, in a USA Today column, Ruben Navarrette said that the “Beto backlash” among Latinos reminds him “of the idea of stolen valor, the righteous outrage felt by combat veterans when others who didn’t see action claim medals they don’t deserve.”
Navarrette said that numerous Latinos “— unlike the media, which is run by white liberals who are fascinated by other white liberals — refuse to go loco for Beto” because O’Rourke has not been with the community when it mattered on issues like immigration.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Much like AOC (who we find auditioned for the role of representative), O’Rourke comes to us through the Democrat machine (aka George Soros and other money sources).
Ruben Navarrette said that the “Beto backlash” among Latinos reminds him “of the idea of stolen valor, the righteou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
What do you beleive (@MarcusLites) March 19, 2019
2020: O’Rourke Raises $6.1 Million in First 24 Hours, Beating Bernie Sanders
Breitbart points out how O’Rourke has bested Bernie’s record for raising funds for a presidential run.
Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised a “record-breaking” $6.1 million online in the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign, topping Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and all other Democrat candidates, his campaign announced Monday.
According to O’Rourke communications director Chris Evans, the haul came “without a dime” from political action committees (PACs), corporations or special interests.
NEW: Beto O’Rourke raised a record-breaking $6,136,763 in online contributions during the first 24 hours of his gra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans_TX) March 18, 2019
Sanders raised $5.9 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his campaign for the White House in February. Pressed last week on whether he would take in more than Sanders, O’Rourke told reporters, “We’ll see.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1 million on Day 1 of White House run, topping Bernie Sanders latimes.com/nation/politic…—
James Drew (@Jamesjdrew) March 19, 2019
Elaine Ina Hindin (@heddatalespin) March 19, 2019
Reuters headline “O’Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?”
Reuters tells us in a 17 March 2019 article how they seem to think that O’Rourke falls into the “moderate” range of Democrat contenders.
As he had done at several stops in his first campaign trip as a presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke on Friday climbed atop a counter at a local Iowa business and addressed a small but adoring crowd. People clapped and cheered. Outside, some waited in the cold, hoping to catch a glimpse of him.
By that measure, his tour across eastern Iowa last week was largely a success. But by no means was O’Rourke considered a front-runner. And that underscored the challenge he faces as he competes for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
O’Rourke, a former three-term U.S. congressman from Texas, became a celebrity last year when his longshot bid to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz drew national attention and a torrent of money. But ultimately, his fame was not enough.
That loss led some critics to wonder why someone who couldn’t secure a Senate seat would then think he should run for president.
That is not his only obstacle. O’Rourke, 46, is a wealthy, white man from a conservative-leaning state who is more moderate on several key issues than many of his competitors. Given the energy among progressives in the early stages of the race and the diversity of the Democratic field, O’Rourke would appear to be everything that many in the party say they do not want.
(Read more at Reuters)
If anyone believes that, they have not looked at his voting record.
Jimm Cramer (@JimmCramer) March 14, 2019
O’Rourke slams Israeli leader Netanyahu as ally of ‘racists’
In a 20 March 2019 Fox News article, we find that Robert Francis O’Rourke sides with the Palestinians (who have a one-party system and limited elections and who support the families of slain terrorists) over Israel.
Beto O’Rourke is taking aim at embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming the steadfast ally of Republican President Trump “has openly sided with racists.”
The Democratic presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas – on the campaign trail in New Hampshire – also criticized negotiators ostensibly trying to end the generations-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Right now we don’t have the best negotiating partners on either side. We have a prime minister in Israel who has openly sided with racists,” he charged.
O’Rourke has been a critic of Israel’s longtime conservative leader, who is facing a corruption scandal at home, but the comments were some of his most pointed in describing Netanyahu. O’Rourke also jabbed at Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
“On the Palestinian side, we have an ineffectual leader. Mahmoud Abbas has not been very effective in bringing his side to the table,” he lamented.
(Read more at Fox News)
Never mind that a political machine oiled by Barack Hussein Obama is charging Netanyahu with unsubstantiated charges (much in the same way Trump has been pursued starting with the Steele dossier). Nonetheless, how does O’Rourke come up with the racist claim?
James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 20, 2019