CBS Pushes Pro-Abortion Sen. Elizabeth Warren for President: “Should They Make the Bumper Stickers?”

National   |   Scott Whitlock   |   May 29, 2018   |   3:04PM   |   Washington, DC

The 2020 primaries may be two years away, but the journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday are already excited about a potential presidential run by Elizabeth Warren. The co-hosts talked to the liberal senator and promoted her as an opponent of Donald Trump. After introducing “one of the Democrats’s leading voices,” John Dickerson touted: “A recent poll in New Hampshire shows Warren would be the front-runner if that state’s Democratic presidential primary were held today.”

Co-host (and Democratic donor) Gayle King cheered: “Elizabeth Warren, 2020, should they start making up the bumper stickers, yes or no?”

King sounds like a broken record. Four years ago, on April 22, 2014, she lobbied Warren to run for president, citing her “passion”:

You sit today as a United States senator. And people are already thinking, buzz, buzz, buzz, president president, president. I have heard you say no. I’ve heard you say no. But you have said no to many things. Why would you not even consider this with the passion that you have?”

Encouraging the creation of campaign material for Democrat stars isn’t new to CBS. On May 30, 2007, then-Early Show co-host Harry Smith literally placed a “Gore 2008” button on former candidate Al Gore, begging him to run.

On Tuesday, co-host John Dickerson offered a rambling strategy question to Warren, wondering just how Democrats can do excel in the upcoming elections:

Now do Democrats, do you face a challenge, which is that a lot of people look at the Democrats and think they’re just against Trump? In other words, not for something but against something. How do you make the case in an environment where we have so much news happening so fast where you have talked about an assault on democracy which a lot of Democrats say that’s what you should be talking about? Others say you should be promoting something before something. How do you work out those two?

A transcript is below. Click “expand” for more: Note: Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to NewsBusters, its blog where this item first appeared. Scott’s blogs have been featured in the “Inside Politics” section of the Washington Times and linked to on the Drudge Report. He is a graduate of George Mason University. This originally appeared at Newsbusters.