Dead Cow Cult

PUBLISHED: 1:15 PM 17 Mar 2019
UPDATED: 5:24 PM 17 Mar 2019

Reuters Agreed To Keep ‘Cult of Dead Cow’ Secret For Beto Until Election

The fact that the story was kept under wraps to protect Beto until after the congressional election is just another example of media bias and protection for liberal democrats.

Nothing like being a 'privileged' white guy who changes his name to make him more acceptable to minorities and has Reuters hold off on a story about his illegal past.

Reuters reporter Joseph Menn finally revealed on Friday that democrat Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke belonged to the “Cult of the Dead Cow” as a teenager.

The group was famous for hacking, but he knew about O’Rourke’s involvement before the congressional election and agreed to keep silent about it.

The outlet reported:

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.

In an interview with Reuters senior producer Jane Lee, Menn explains how he broke the story and got O’Rourke to open up about his hacking days.

“I decided to write a book about the Cult of the Dead Cow because they were the most interesting and influential hacking group in history. They illustrated a lot of the things that I think are fascinating about hacking and security work.

“While I was looking into the Cult of the Dead Cow, I found out that they had a member who was sitting in Congress. I didn’t know which one. But I knew that they had a member of Congress.

“And then I figured out which one it was. And the members of the group wouldn’t talk to me about who it was. They wouldn’t confirm that it was this person unless I promised that I wouldn’t write about it until after the November election. That’s because the member of Congress had decided to run for Senate. Beto O’Rourke is who it was.

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, 46, speaks with supporters during a three day road trip across Iowa, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ben Brewer

“I met Beto O’Rourke. I said ‘I’m writing a book about Cult of the Dead Cow, I think it’s really interesting. I know you were in this group. This book is going to publish after November and your Senate race is over. And he said, ‘OK.’

“And he told me about his time in the Cult of the Dead Cow.”

Menn explains more about the story on Twitter @josephmenn

The fact that the story was buried until after the election, many people argue, is just another instance of the mainstream ‘credible’ media doing whatever possible to hide any derogatory information about liberal democrats, while simultaneously running with half-truths and flat-out lies against conservatives.