Mini Warren Report

Mini Warren Report

PE Bias Grade : C

By: Allen Nitschelm on February 4, 2020 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Democratic candidates make their final pitches in Iowa as caucuses loom
Date 02/03/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A1 )
Syndicated From N/A
Journalist Jess Bidgood
Article Summary

Boston Globe previews Iowa primary, focusing on the Native Daughter, as usual.

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[Warren Report 34-2020]

There are overt Warren Reports and covert ones. Today’s front-page Warren Report is a covert one.

Warren is in third or maybe even fourth place in Iowa according to recent polls, yet the Boston Globe covers her like the front runner. This article is supposedly about the Iowa caucus and covers all the candidates, but the spotlight is on the Native Daughter. This is very typical of the Globe, which has pretensions of being a national-quality newspaper but acts like a parochial one.

I subscribe to a daily newspaper that covers Conway, NH. That little paper displays less bias towards the political candidates than the Boston Globe. Seriously. The Globe has become an embarrassment with their pandering to the Left and for Sen. Elizabeth Warren in particular.

So this article has four photos of the top candidates and the first photo is of Warren. Based on her placement in the polls, she should be at the bottom and the end, not at the top.

And then the first candidate mentioned in the article is Warren, and the quote used is her most recent talking point (vote for Warren because of her gender.) This direct appeal to identity politics may be quite persuasive for many progressive Democrats, I guess, but it wouldn’t work so well in a general election. That is a purely hypothetical observation, since Warren has no shot at being the nominee for her party.

When it describes the race, it lumps the top four candidates together without saying who is ahead and who has been dropping behind, because this would make Warren look weak. Does the Globe think it is doing the Democrat Party a favor by protecting Warren like this? If the Democrats want to beat President Trump, should they nominate a candidate who has been coddled by the media because the truth might be damaging to her campaign?

The conventional wisdom is that Bernie will not be allowed to win the primary because everyone knows he is a socialist and American is not ready (and hopefully never will be) for such a leader of our capitalist economy and free-market society. But everyone knows that Warren is just Bernie in drag, except she lies about her beliefs, she lies about her resume, and she is not authentic like Bernie. So while people talk about Bernie not being competitive against the incumbent, they have got to feel the same way about Warren. Perhaps people aren’t talking about her because they see she won’t win.

I heard the other day a “talking head” on Fox make the case that Bernie’s supporters do not feel his socialism will be an anchor around his neck in a general election, because they believe many voters will be motivated to come out and get involved and vote, maybe for the first time. In other words, Bernie will generate a lot of enthusiasm and so he may be more competitive than people believe. (And obviously, the current polling shows several Democrat candidates beating Trump, including Sanders.)

This contrasts with the low-energy Joe Biden, the high energy Elizabeth Warren who is a phony and a socialist, and the inexperienced Mayor Pete. Maybe this is why Mayor Bloomberg got into the race, even at such a late stage. He must be looking at this field and thinking if not now, then when? And at Bloomberg’s age, his clock has just about run out of time (he is about as old as Bernie).

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