The AP did not explain why the “native Spanish” line was scrubbed. It’s likely, however, all the flaming they received on social media for falling for the myth that the Irish/Welsh Robert Francis is Hispanic probably embarrassed them. Or maybe someone made them read this Daily Beast article, “Beto Tries to Trick Hispanics Into Thinking He’s One of Them.”

But they are clearly in love with the guy, and remember: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

Or something. But at least we’re getting a sense of just how dumb the Democratic primary season is really going to be.

Via Daily Caller.

The Associated Press appeared to stealth edit an article Sunday about a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke.

The former Texas Congressman, who recently lost a bid to unseat Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, held a rally Saturday in his home town of El Paso, and according to the AP’s original story, he “spoke at length in his native Spanish.”….

The altered paragraph now reads:

We have learned not to fear our differences, but to respect and embrace them,’ he told a crowd that waved small American flags and black-and-white signs reading ‘Viva Beto’ while often interrupting their candidate to chant his first name. O’Rourke also spoke at length in Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers….

And, of course, Twitter had a few things to say about this:

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  1. Chuck says:

    I can’t wait for the primaries to have Liz Warren addressing the crowd in her native Cherokee, or for the next AOC rally speaking in her native Hebrew.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Has there ever been a candidate who used their nickname in this way? In print poster, t-shirts, etc. I can’t think of one off the top of my head. I thought what if he ever won? What if he had won the senate seat? Senator Beto? I have yet to hear or read one single outlet use “Candidate O’Rourke” so what would it be since they cannot stop saying Beto.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Think this is an actual liberal approach. Eg, a newspaper just had an article about Biden and his ‘tactile’ Hellos. As if, Communicating in his native Braille.

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