Reuters reporter ADMITS to colluding with Beto to HIDE story about his illegal hacker past from Ted Cruz race!

Reuters is now admitting in a story tonight that their top reporter on cyber security colluded with Beto O’Rourke in 2017 to keep a story on his illegal hacking deeds out of the press during his race against Ted Cruz.

And Ted Cruz is livid!

Here’s the story:

Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager.

Within minutes, his special report was the most popular story on Reuters.com here and was picked up by other news outlets. But the origin of the story goes back more than two years.

Members of the group, which calls itself Cult of the Dead Cow, protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise the former Texas Congressman’s political career.

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.



This is exactly why you can’t trust the media. It’s not always about what they say. Many times it’s about what they WON’T say. Why do you think the left pitched a ding-dong fit when CNN hired a conservative to be one of their political news producers. The left knows the media is in their favor and they don’t want to lose that like they did the Supreme Court (we hope).

Joseph Menn says in the interview that he was writing a book about this hacking group, so he agreed to keep this bombshell on the shelf to avoid hurting Beto’s chances against Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz responded to this on Twitter:

This is especially horrendous when you consider the treatment Republicans get from the press. Remember how the AP sent a lot of reporters to dig through the garbage to find dirt on Sarah Palin? And just look how they’ve treated Trump since he’s become president. Yet Obama got a pass from the media on all of his scandals and now it looks like Beto has gotten a pass too.

Pathetic!

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122 thoughts on “Reuters reporter ADMITS to colluding with Beto to HIDE story about his illegal hacker past from Ted Cruz race!

  1. Its gonna be Beto. :silly:

    Texas Tribune
    @TexasTribune
    Breaking: Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million for his presidential campaign in his first 24 hours as a candidate — beating Bernie Sanders and all other 2020 contenders. #tx2020 (link: https://bit.ly/2UFNdnr) bit.ly/2UFNdnr

      1. Someone posted on Twitter he probably got it from his wife haha!
        We haven’t seen the breakdown yet 🙂

        1. Like I said, it means nothing. The amount of money a candidate raises right off the bat is no indication of how he’s going to perform in the polls a month later. Just as with AOC, I’m sure his numbers will drop considerably once people begin to see what a real buffoon the guy is.


  2. ‪Beto auditioned as CONGRESS PUPPET! Ilhan, AOC, Tlaib, & Beto auditioned for Congress-Justice Democrats, the Young Turks that slaughtered millions, and other nasty thugs, plans to fill Congress with Soros Socialist, AntiSemetic, AntiAmerican PUPPETS! Beto dreams of the thrill of killing children and relishing the reliving of the memories of the car crunching the bodies, and the whimpering cry of broken bodies. Beto’s Playbook of policies will be Soro directed. WAKE UP America! Let’s not let these Soro Puppet’s into our Government!
    Brains Behind AOC https://youtu.be/1h5iv6sECGU via @YouTube

  3. My descriptor for him just keeps getting longer and longer and longer:

    So, the Almost-Mythical, Arm-&-Hand-Flailing, Foul-Mouthed, Faux-Hispanic, Beta-Male, Kennedy-Wannabe, Skateboarding-Socialist, Hit-&-Run-DUI-Driving, El-Paso-Land-Grabbing-with-his-Multi-Billionaire-Father-in-Law, Caravan-of-Illegals-Funding, Campaign-Finance-Law-Breaking, Computer-Hacking, Disturbing-Dental-Cleaning-Selfie-Taking, Climate-Change-Cranking, Political-Accomplishment-Lacking, Constitution-Despising, Douche Bag who wasted $80,000,000+ Out-of-State-Left-Wing-Wackos’ cash only to lose to Ted Cruz wants to be your next President because he was “just born to do this” (more like just married [$$$$$$$] into it)?

  4. How many more of these incidents are out there that we don’t know about!? MSM is always in collusion with the dems. And then, there is all the voter fraud.

  5. The percentage of hackers who are actually intelligent in meaningful ways is tiny (but those few can be ridiculously smart). The fact that O’Rourke was thick with them tells you that he’s rat clever, but lacking in wisdom.

    As a computer geek, I learned “hacking” skills in a day. The real pros have a lot of tables of specs memorized, and know which exploits fit which networks. I don’t do memorization. But with a handful of tools (coded up by much more intelligent network geeks), a middle-schooler can cause a lot of trouble.

    The vast majority of skilled computer folks see hacking as kind of like playing with trains. You get over it. But you understand the fascination. It’s the ones who keep going back that bear watching.

    (Real network pros excepted, of course. Someone builds the trains.)

    1. In this day and age a “hacker” could mean anything from “visited 4Chan” to “he viewed a Facebook group.”

      Phishing is considered hacking.

      Making a copy account of a Facebook page is considered hacking.

      Leaking downloaded emails is considered hacking.

      Real, true, for sure computer hacking is the unauthorized access of a secured network. I can honestly say of the thousands of computer geeks I’ve met, maybe, maybe 5 were true hackers, and to a man (and one woman) they were employed by tech firms (Apple, Blizzard) to test networks.

      1. Hackin’ generally refers t’ unauthorized intrusion into a ‘puter or a network. Th’ scallywag engaged in hackin’ activities be known as a hacker. This hacker may alter system or security features t’ accomplish a goal that differs from th’ original purpose o’ th’ system.

        Hackin’ can also refer t’ non-malicious activities, usually involvin’ unusual or improvised alterations t’ equipment or processes.

        1. That was not the original meaning of the term when speaking of software and hardware. The media has since bastardized it’s intent.

    2. True enough and I’m mostly in your boat or our boats are side by side. Any hacking I did was in the original meaning of the word; A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities .

      The correct term to use for the nefarious stuff is cracker. I suppose anyone with a modicum of interest in software, programming, etal experiences a short foray into that realm. For a while I fiddled with the likes of wireshark and like things on my home network, just to see. There’s nothing out there in the great ether worth my time to actually crack.

      Now I just poke around with source based Linux distros, and might actually fix something and file a bug report.

  6. Is Robert Frances touting his Irish heritage today? Or is it not worthwhile since everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

    And a Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you all from a 1/2 Irisher!

    ☘️I caught me a Leprechaun this morning who said he would give me one wish if I would let him go.

    “I wish to live forever,” I said.

    “Sorry,” said the Leprechaun, ” I’m not allow to grant that wish.”

    “Fine,” I said, “then I want to die the day after Congress is filled with honest, hard-working, bipartisan men and women who act only in the people’s best interests!”

    “Ya crafty bastard,” said the Leprechaun.☘️

  7. CNN is Pravda. MSNBC is Pravda. The Washington Post is Pravda. The New York Times is Pravda……. it just goes on and on and on. The Party is everything to the news media. Long live the Party. Long live the truth of the Party, whatever it happens to be today, and if it changes Pravda will scrub it out of people’s memories.

    1. Now you got the sense of why identity politics is so wrong. It’s the group that must survive at all costs.

  8. Just one more reason I despise the fake lying media. Thank goodness Cruz won in spite of the cover up by scum bags. 😕

  9. Francis in tight pantses being a criminal hacker as a teen may explain how he got so many votes in 2018 against Cruz. NO WAY did that pervert come anywhere near the votes reported, so we know there must have been some lawlessness involved, especially with the tens of millions of dollars spent for him in Texas. DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS, DEMOCRATS! We WILL expose y’all.

    1. Yep. Don’t mess with Texas, and don’t mess with Ted! President Ted Cruz is coming very soon!

  10. RFO’R is not the chosen democrat darling…so now the truth can be told about him. That’s why all this dirt is coming out about Comrade Bernie too.

    1. I saw a photo this morning of Kamala Harris with her head on Cory Booker’s shoulder, perhaps because he announced his running mate would be a woman. The photo was titled, “Hooker & Booker.” 😮

  11. Now the media has their marching orders, and apparently its to get rid of Beto the democrats want him out. And the MSM works for the democrats.

  12. Just another example added to the long list of examples of why the media is the enemy of the people….the media no longer watches out for the people. The media is in collusion with their globalist masters, the billionaires that own the media.

  13. This confirms everything negative we know about the media and if you ever thought it was only a rumor this confirms things are probably worse than we’ve heard. Thank God Cruz won in spite of it!

    1. Yes, I know, Tracy. From everything I’ve heard and read, Ted grew it only as an experiment. During one of Ted’s most recent telephone town hall conference calls, Ted told us “the only virtue of growing the beard was it was driving the twitter trolls crazy.” I think he’ll be shaving it off at some point. I’m sure he won’t let it get to the point where he looks like the guy on Duck Dynasty.

  14. Thanks for the report. Unbelievable.
    Loony is as loony does. He’s not the only high profile nut over there on the left and all of us here know that.

      1. @atomicsentinel The left already has as far as conservatives are concerned. They demand that conservatives adhere to the laws of this land while they think they’re above the law and can pick and choose which laws they will adhere to.

  15. Sure Reuters can do (or not do) whatever it wants with the information.

    But then don’t call us conservatives paranoid when we say the media is partisan and a progressive propaganda machine.

  16. You know how the leftists have Saul Alinsky ‘s Rules for Radicals. We, the People, (Conservatives), have the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I think we need to start listing our own rules for Conservatism.

    Rule 1.
    Never, ever trust a leftist liberal.

  17. Just when I think the Liberal Media can’t go lower…

    As you noted Scoop, WHAT ELSE ARE THEY NOT TELLING US?

  18. Apha-beta-gamma delta=greek alphabet
    Alpo-beto-dodo-tutti fruitti = source code for nut job name invention

        1. @lillie-belle Without question this guy is has some disturbing skeletons in his closet along with his dresses.

  19. That this is coming out now, when he is running for President, means he is not the media’s favorite. Otherwise they’d still keep this hidden like when they hid Obama’s faults..

    1. It looked to me like the dream ticket was Biden-O’Rourke. This may be oppo research or that the timing of the book release didn’t go as planned.

  20. No doubt O’Dork will be celebrating his Irish ancestry today like the true hypocrite that he is.

  21. Can we please stop calling him Beto, it’s Robert Francis O’Rourke. He’s no more Hispanic than Elizabeth Warren is Native American.

    1. @MLB

      Yes! Been saying the same, which is why I continue to call him “Francis” instead!

    2. But then I also kindly ask to call the communist brat just Ocasio. I don’t understand why EVERYBODY on TV is saying all three names. It takes almost half an hour to be done with saying the name of a fake politician that came out of casting show and soon will end up in jail.

      1. @susitna

        Remember when serial killers only went by three names? Hmmmmmm….wait a minute.

  22. Ted Cruz has every right to be angry, and I hope he sues. The media also hid reports of rampant voter fraud too.
    O’Dork should drop out of the race, but we all know he is too arrogant to even contemplate that idea.
    😡

  23. “But when he’s running against Bernie etc, NOW it’s news” Senator Ted Cruz (R) TX

    The important thing to remember here is that, eventually, they do eat their own young. However, given that Democrats would have happily elected a murderer to the office of POTUS in 1980, nominating an admitted felon is not even a stretch for them. After all, they nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had committed a STRING of felonies on top of rank malfeasance during her tenure as Secretary of State under Obama that resulted in the deaths of four, brave, patriotic Americans and the conversion of the failed state of Libya into a terrorist stronghold and breeding ground.

    1. Romeg: We all should be talking way more about Hillary, Bill. and the Clinton Fraudation, Benghazi, Haiti etc.

  24. And don’t forget that the media sat on the Billy Bush tape instead of releasing it during the primary bc they didn’t want Cruz to win the nomination.

    1. Switch back to disqus: You just reminded me of something: Hillary actually helped Trump’s campaign at the beginning because she underestimated his potential to win the election. After the first poll Clinton vs Trump came out, where Trump was ahead by several points, she realized that she had made a big mistake. But it was already too late. Obama then started the operation Hammer and with the help of the DOJ, CIA, and FBI they started to infiltrate Trump’s campaign to destroy him. This is what we know today as the Mueller Probe: 2 1/2 years of no results and 15’000’000.– USD. It’s a small world after all if you think that the Billy Bush tape could have stopped history. Isn’t that amazing!!!!

  25. Not a fan of Steve Bannon. But when he said the mainstream media is the opposition party and an enemy of the people he was 100% right.

  26. Just like they gave a free pass to Obama and Hillary the Liberal media did the same with Beta, but we all know this is standard procedure for the left wing media.
    Only problem with Beta now is more scrutiny about his creepy past is now surfacing since running for POTUS.
    Cyber crimes fantasies about murdering children and obscene poetry is giving us a true picture of this creeps past.

    This is the guy some in the media call Jesus Christ Superstar and giving Chris Mathews more tingling sensations up his pant leg, is this the best Democrats have to offer, its laughable.

    Maybe Trump should nick name him BETA Cow for his bovine fetish.

    1. Trudeau, Macron, Obama and now BETA Cow seem to be from the same NWO ranch: pseudo pretty faces, slimy fakes, puppets, good for nothing……

  27. Nearly all of the media are rat-like unAmerican turds. The filth they spread harms the nature of our society. Sue them into Chapter 7.

  28. These are the rules that Republicans know they have to play by, before ever stepping foot on the field. Any illusion that these are not the rules is delusional. By and large, the media are not producing factual information through investigative reporting, but are skewing, withholding, ignoring, or flat out lying. As we have seen with many montages, the media get their talking points from the Democrats, and they faithfully execute the game plan.

    What is even more disturbing is that you can add the leftists in the bureaucracy to this mix as well. The FBI, IRS, DOJ, etc. are also coordinating (as we have seen as recently as last week) to destroy the right through any measure necessary.

  29. So, in this case, Beto O’Rourke’s real name is Robert O’Dead Cow? I believe that we could track back Robert’s “blood bond” to the Royal Bush family and from there to the UK Royals. They are a lovely chapter I suppose called ” La Familia de Tejas”. When you select an idiot to run, it is because he is “family”. W. Bush was the perfect useful idiot and Jeb would have become the next one. So here he comes Robert with his depressed dog and ugly past.
    Now that we have this college admissions scandal, I would love to finally see the educational records from Mr. Obama and how he got in: Foreign student? Who paid what and how much……
    Sorry guys, I am having my conspiracy theorist moment, but what else can we do without a press?

    1. @susitna I actually believe that Obama got into Occidental by claiming he was a foreign exchange student. When he lived in Indonesia with his step father, he attended a Muslim school that you could only attend if you were a citizen of Indonesia. I also think his grades were probably sub par because he screwed off in college and was always hanging out and getting high with the “right” people which were the Marxist professors, the left wing activists and the outcasts. He wrote all about it in his book, Dreams from my Father.

      To me this is “Occums Razor.” The simplest explanation is probably true.

      1. Rae from Minnesota: What about Columbia University? There is also a story to tell. Now imagine the environment that we are in now to hear that……..Obama “runs” a scholarship program for the Columbia University…….oh boy, oh boy…..
        Yes, I will go back to your principle and select the solution with the fewest assumptions.

  30. Lol… and the damned, criminal MSM kept trying to claim that “Russia” was meddling in our elections. While both may have their hand in the cookie jar, guess who’s grabbing the most cookies? It would be nice if Reuters was punished. I kid… they won’t be.

  31. Psycho Beto O’Rourke’s Serial Child Killing Fantasies Uncovered . . .

    One of O’Rourke’s writings about murdering children by running them over with a car. . .

    “One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street,” O’Rourke wrote. “They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles …This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.”

    “As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two,” O’Rourke continued. “I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”

    “I had killed nearly 38 people by the time of my twenty-third birthday, and each one was more fulfilling than the last,” Psychedelic Warlord wrote.

      1. @muckjumper Oh yeah, it’s true. He did write that. Check out the link I provided to an article in the Epoch Times.

    1. If he looks like a psycho and writes like a psycho……….he is the perfect psycho for the Cabal.

    2. And this liberal creep is running for President? Holy Cow Bat Man, or i should say Beta cow since Beta has a creepy fetish for the animal.

    3. He may have written that as a teen, I’m not sure, but teen boys sometimes try to write stuff just to shock people. Of course, that’s not the kind of character I’d want in a public figure. I’d want someone who had character even as a kid. Seems like Beto hasn’t even really grown up.

      And the cow poem? No words …

  32. As Scoop says, the media’s most powerful weapon is what they choose to cover or ignore.

    1. The cornerstone of propaganda: Omission.
      We need the truth regarding many historic events. We all became slaves because we were not told what really happened. When you don’t have all the information available you cannot set yourself free nor free your own country. Who is really supporting Robert O’Puppet?

      1. I guess Abbott may think if Reuter found it why not the campaign. Don’t know what Abbott was thinking though.

      2. If the Reuters reporter got it, he probably got it from some lib in the ‘Cult’ that he knew already. So the chain of custody of the info was very tight. The Cult had vowed not to tell anyone and they all kept the vow until this one. It would be hard to uncover that. I think Abbott may be too hard on this one. Maybe he’s trying to tell Ted that some of the people he’s hired aren’t fully in his corner. We saw how a couple of ‘Cruz’ PACs may have sabotaged him in the 2016 primary.

  33. Reuters started in England, is now headquartered in Toronto, and they colluded to interfere with one of our Senate races. And, as Cruz points out, now that O’Rourke is running against Bernie, they’ll spill the goods on him, which influences the race the other way.

    Aren’t there laws against that?

    1. Talitha: You are spot-on. Check out SERCO, BBC and why not, even Queen Elizabeth!
      What we need is a second Independence Movement. We won the war on American soil but not against the infiltration from the UK-MSM and agreements between the “Royals” and Washington D.C.

    1. @finrod You can bet that since he was willing to admit it on the record, the statute of limitations has passed.

      1. @Dr. Strangelove, I sent Conservator 1 birthday wishes for his mother, Ms. Lena, and he mentioned that you were angry with him and he hoped you two could make up. Ms. Lena will be 95 (I think) on the 25th. I had to find him on Strident Conservative because I’m banned on TNB ( and plan to stay that way).

        1. @Lillie Me mad at him? I mentioned to someone here that I stopped following him on Disqus because of all the anti-Trump rhetoric at the Dark Site, and he said something to me about how hateful I am. I replied, “bye.” It’s not that I’m mad, I just don’t need the conflict. He’s alienated a few people with his temper. I’ll converse with him as long as he wants to be reasonable.

  34. The Ted Senate race in Texas against Beto had to be corrupted in some way and some how Not possible for that race to have been a barn burner and a 4-5 % point win for ted Only fraud could have kept Ted from a blow out win.

  35. Not at all surprised about the liberal media, but I’m outraged with Senator Cruz! Hopefully this will end Beto’s Presidential race too.

      1. Outraged WITH Cruz that this was hidden and kept secret from the voting public, as well as legal enforcement entities.

      2. Sorry, I meant the Senator Cruz issue where the where the press agreed to bury the story. Believe me, I love Senator Cruz. He’s the best!

  36. Some in the media like to perpetuate the vile analogy of Trump to Hitler. It is of course preposterous. But you could make a strong case for drawing comparisons between the media and Goebbels. Pure propaganda with the truth being trampled. And always marked by hate.

    1. You are absolutely right. The term Nazi is used in relation to history but also as an insult. When it comes to President Trump it is obvious that they are trying to insult him. Trump is not a mass murderer like Hitler, Hillary, Obama, Bush 41, Bush 43, Bill Clinton etc. We have been talking here a lot about “projection” and it is true that the communist NWO or Fourth Reich have members that anyone can track back to the NAZIS and they “project” who they really are to hide their true intentions. Often we forget that Nationalsozialismus was a communist system and that the communist Dems Party is trying to implement exactly the same system of slavery, death and absolute control here in the U.S.
      The U.S. has had two “Pro Forma Parties” since 1963. The Bushs, the Clintons, and the Obamas belong to the same Cabal. There are many examples where these three families have “worked” together. One really horrible example was Haiti’s child trafficking through the Clinton’s Fraudation with the help of Bush 43.

  37. Color me surprised…not. They fed questions to Hillary, they clothes shopped with what’s-her-name, and now this. This is just what we find out. They have obviously been colluding with the left for years.

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