Dem Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke is not a fan of Trump or conservatives as many of the Dem presidential candidates have pointed out. But supposedly he is all about The Free Press. He has made claims about how he feels The Press “is the best defense against tyranny.” But I guess by “The Free Press” he means only those that side with him…
O’Rourke advocating for a Free Press.
“If we don’t have a free press, if we cannot make informed decisions at the ballot box, if we can’t hold people like me accountable, and make sure that we’re held honest to the promises that we made, to the job that we’re performing in these positions of public trust, we’ll lose the essence of our democracy.”
Watch The Clip Below.
The press is not the enemy of the people but the best defense against tyranny. We need to vigorously defend the freedom of the press. It’s essential for our democracy. pic.twitter.com/LnqtevuOCV
O’Rourke recently had a Breitbart reporter thrown out of one of his event’s before it even began, really showcasing how he feels about The Free Press.
“It is now August, and with his poll numbers falling in the Democratic presidential primary, O’Rourke has decided that he is entitled to abuse members of the press who cannot be relied upon to provide favorable coverage.
O’Rourke’s campaign ejected this Breitbart News reporter from a speech at Benedict College, a historically black college, on Tuesday afternoon.
This reporter was standing along the side of a lecture hall in the basement of the Henry Pinder Fine Arts Humanities Center, waiting for the event to start, together with roughly 200 students and college staff members. Other news outlets had set up cameras in the back of the room.
Several minutes after the 3:00 p.m. event had been scheduled to begin, a staff member in a Beto O’Rourke t-shirt approached this reporter and asked what outlet I represented. Upon reading the press credential on my chest, he put a hand on my shoulder and said, cheerfully, “Oh, hey. All right.”
A few minutes later, before the event began, a campus police officer approached this reporter and motioned for me to accompany him to the back of the room, adding that I should bring any property I had with me. In the hallway outside, he informed me that I was to leave.
A different member of the O’Rourke campaign staff, who said his name was “Steven” and would not give a last name, said that I was being ejected because I had been “disruptive” at past events.”
The reporter does not have any history of disrupting events or causing any sort of scene. So this was just O’Rourke trying to shut down any negative press. So if he is against the best defense against tyranny, is he therefore then for Tyranny?