The mainstream media hasn’t reached the level of fakery required to actually falsify election results to the masses, but Reuters, among other outlets, was quick to soften the heart-wrenching blow Democrats took on the chin in Texas, where rock-star candidate Beto O’Rourke lost to Sen. Ted Cruz. According to Reuters, even though Beto couldn’t turn his nationally-spotlighted (and funded) campaign into a Senate seat, he can still claim victory!
“Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke set to emerge victorious,” the news organization tweeted on election night.
In a video accompanying the tweet, Reuters’ reporter Tim Reed makes the case for Beto’s political future.
“Even if Beto O’Rourke loses his Senate bid, he still emerges a winner, as does the Texas Democratic Party,” Reed says. “I’ve traveled to Texas a couple of times in recent weeks and the energy surrounding his campaign has been huge. He’s been drawing crowds in Texas that no Democrat has drawn for many, many years.”
Aw, just like Bernie. Remind us again who won the 2016 Democratic primaries?
Reuters wasn’t the only news organization pretending as though Beto’s loss to Cruz was anything other than a total and complete failure. USA Today devoted a whole page to the celebrity reaction to O’Rourke’s loss, which was mostly centered around encouraging the former punk singer to run for president:
Alyssa Milano also commented on O’Rourke’s loss – by advocating for him to run for president in 2020.
Beto lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 7, 2018
Olivia Wilde, Josh Gad and Busy Philipps also jumped on the #Beto2020 train, with Philipps adding Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to her dream ticket.
Looks like Dems will take the house! Do not let all of the other noise tonight deflate you. We finally have a check on the President. Tonight is a win for democracy. Oh and…#Beto2020
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 7, 2018
Beto 2020. Let’s do this.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 7, 2018
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 7, 2018
Not sure how the man who couldn’t defeat Ted Cruz will be able to defeat the man who did, but we guess anything’s possible when you spend most of your life in the world of fiction and fantasy.
As to whether we’re referring to Hollywood films or the liberal media, we’ll leave the reader to decide.