The Globe persisted

The Globe persisted

PE Bias Grade : C+

By: Allen Nitschelm on February 11, 2020 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Warren, out of spotlight after Iowa, undeterred
Date 02/09/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A1 )
Syndicated From N/A
Journalist Jess Bidgood
Article Summary

Elizabeth Warren changes her messaging again before the NH primary, bring back “she persisted.”

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[Warren Report #40-2020]

Is “undeterred” a synonym for “persisted”?

Undeterred is how the Boston Globe described Sen. Elizabeth Warren in this Warren Report in which she finished third in Iowa and appears to be fading fast.

This article is part of a cluster of four articles all focused on the NH primary. It makes the startling claim that Warren no longer needs to win in New Hampshire because she is campaigning everywhere. No matter what happens Tuesday, she is in it for the long haul. Last week, the Globe informed us that Warren even has staff in states after Super Tuesday. Is that chutzpah, hubris, or just poor management?

“Nevertheless, she persisted” is now this week’s catchphrase, replacing the “women win” line from last week. But based on the first voting state (IA) and the polls for the second (NH), women evidently don’t win.

Warren surrogate Maura Healey, the Attorney General of Massachusetts, tells us “frankly” that Iowa shows us nothing. What about New Hampshire, where Warren was once the favorite? Maybe New Hampshire will “show us something” about Warren’s chances in the Democrat primary.

The last two photos repeat very similar information but are in two different articles. Their similarity shows how the campaign and its surrogates in the media are staying on message. The story about her “persistence” is so good, the Boston Globe tells it twice on the same day. They, too, persisted.


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