CBS Highlights Mysterious, 'More Moderate’ 2020 Dems

NewsBusters | 7/30/2019 | Staff
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Some of the coverage of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, even in the liberal media, has noted just how progressive the candidates are. Yet, CBS This Morning on Tuesday highlighted unnamed mystery “moderates” amongst the liberals. Reporter Ed O’Keefe began by describing the ideology of Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren: “Two like-minded liberals who we know spent time together in Washington when they're there.”

He also insisted that the first debate “could be a big night for the lesser known, more moderate, Democrats on stage who are eager to break through.”

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Who are these moderates? Certainly it can’t be Joe Biden. He’s not “lesser known.” But more importantly, the former Vice President and Senator is certainly a liberal. His lifetime American Conservative Union score is 12 and the Democrat has drifted farther left as the years go by. His 2008, 2007 and 2006 scores are, respectively: 0, 0, 4.

Could it be Beto O’Rourke? His lifetime American Conservative Union score as a Congressman was 9. Senator Amy Klobuchar? Her ACU score is a meager 5.

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Perhaps O’Keefe meant REALLY obscure candidates like author and “spiritual adviser” Marianne Williamson or Montana Governor Steve Bullock. It’s hard to say as O’Keefe didn’t identify the mysterious moderate.

A transcript of the July 30 segment, which aired at 7:08 AM ET, is below. Click “expand” to read more.

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7:08 AM ET

TONY DOKOUPIL: The second round of Democratic presidential debates begins tonight. And a new poll shows Joe Biden surging far ahead of the others in this 2020 race. Thirty four percent of likely Democratic voters in the poll say they support the former vice president. Warren and Sanders lead tonight's pack of candidates, and all are trying to make their mark at this crucial time. Ed O'keefe is at the debate site...
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