PE Bias Grade : B-

By: Allen Nitschelm on August 12, 2019 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Warren circles in Iowa as Biden stumbles
Date 08/11/2019
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A1 )
Syndicated From N/A
Journalist Jess Bidgood
Article Summary

Boston Globe sees Warren overtaking Biden for Democrat nomination.

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(Warren Report #224-2019 moves back to page 1!)

Elizabeth Warren’s socialism did not make a direct appearance in today’s article, because the Globe covers Warren like the favored “Native Daughter” and tries to hide her liabilities and mistakes. They are shilling for her, as their Warren Report series demonstrates. Her crazy ideas are labeled “bold,” “new,” or just “progressive.” There is nothing new in taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. Funny how the poor don’t seem to mind the “taking” part.

So according to the Globe, Biden’s topping the polls is about his electability and not about his more moderate policies which could still be mainstream in the Democrat Party despite all the attention given to the socialist wing. Instead, the Globe seems to try to boil down Biden’s candidacy to being old, white, male, and the former VP of Obama, giving him high name recognition and the support of the black community. These are all good reasons to abandon Biden as he commits his gaffes.

The big thing missing is an acknowledgment of Warren’s past history of lying about her heritage to enhance her career. The Globe knows all about this, having been a direct participant in the cover-up over several years, including the attempt to minimize her actual professional benefits (‘it didn’t affect the hiring decisions’ they say) or prove that she actually had Native American lineage (a total fail, but not characterized that way by the Globe, which found 1/1,024 percentage of possible Native American heritage in her genetic test).

Her claim of a false background to get a leg up in her career is going to be front and center if she becomes the Democratic nominee. Yet the Globe doesn’t even mention it, while saying that another gaffe by Biden might doom his candidacy. They are glossing over Warren’s incredible liability to take down Biden.

“She benefits amid questions about his electability” is the article’s subhead, but they skip questions about her electability.

Warren definitely used her false claims to try to benefit her career, and she got caught. She could admit it, apologize, and ask forgiveness. Ultimately, the decision to benefit her came from college administrators who wanted to check off a diversity box on their list of faculty. If these administrators didn’t ask for documentation of her heritage, shame on them. If they wanted to virtue signal and didn’t care about the underlying facts, shame on them again. Maybe Warren didn’t really know her background but she had heard stories and just wanted to believe them. She decided to take advantage of this apparent hiring-and-tenure loophole and was happy to make the claim and probably thought she would never be caught.

The Globe is doing an incredible disservice to Democrat primary voters by their Elizabeth Warren coverage. But keep up the good work, Boston Globe!


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