In insane Left-wing legacy media melted down (again) in recent days after President Donald J. Trump trolled Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over her phony claim of having Native American blood.
But what those same media outlets didn’t do is report that Warren lied about being of Native American heritage to advance her academic career and enrich her bank account.
As reported by Fox News — which did point out the irony — the Leftist media and its sycophantic Democrat-supporting pundits and talking heads were predictably apoplectic after Trump referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” at a White House event to honor World War II-era Navajo code-talkers.
After Warren herself referred to the trolling as a “racial slur,” the legacy media dutifully picked up the phrase and ran with it:
CBS’ “Evening News,” ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “NBC Nightly News” barely mentioned why Trump uses the term in the first place – but the origin of the nickname — Warren’s dubious claims of Native American heritage — is newsworthy when trying to determine if it’s an offensive slur or a well-earned moniker.
Here’s as harsh as it got regarding Warren’s misleading claim: ABC and NBC both used the same phrase to describe it, saying she merely “came under fire” for claiming Native American heritage.
But in an analysis of the media pass, Newsbusters’ Nicholas Fondacaro wrote that all three major broadcast networks “failed to do their due diligence and fully cover the origin of Trump’s criticism,” being much “more eager to slam their favorite punching bag,” the president, of course, when presented with low-hanging fruit.
Fox Business host Stuart Varney also took Warren to task over her claim that Trump saying what he said was a “deeply unfortunate…racial slur.”
“Really?” wrote Varney. “Let’s not forget that the original insult to Native Americans came from Elizabeth Warren herself. Applying for a job as a Harvard professor, she claimed to be a Native American. Harvard eagerly accepted her claim— they could tick off two boxes to show diversity: female and minority.”
But the claim was false, he noted further. In fact, she’s never been able to prove the claim — other than to say she has “high cheek bones.”
Oh. Well, then. No further DNA testing needed. (Related: The purpose of mainstream media is thought control and suppression: How to find the facts between the propaganda.)
“Truth is, she had played the racial spoils game,” Varney continued. “Falsely claiming minority status to get a job” — something she could not do if the federal government had never institutionalized racism by legalizing the consideration of race and ethnicity in the hiring process (and school admissions, and other considerations).
As Fox News noted further, Harvard even promoted Warren as a Native American faculty member back in 1996 in a Harvard Crimson piece on campus diversity (yes, even back then the Left was insane about ‘diversity’ over other qualities, like competence, education, experience, etc.).
During her first U.S. Senate campaign in 2012 the Boston Herald outed Warren over her false claim, but it didn’t matter: Massachusetts voters would cast a ballot for a Democrat no matter how many lies they told, and so, she won.
But the outing didn’t stop there. Fox News noted that subsequent reporting revealed that Warren had used the bogus Native American heritage claim since the 1980s, chalking it up to family lore that was passed down but never verified with DNA testing (and she isn’t taking a test anytime soon, either, you may have noticed).
Eventually, after the Washington Post couldn’t verify her claim either, the paper simply instructed “readers to look into it on their own and decide whether Trump’s attacks over Warren’s background have merit.”
Wow. How’s that for some investigative journalism? When Trump makes incorrect statements, the Post’s “fact checkers” are all over it.
“The media don’t want to explain that Sen. Elizabeth Warren built her entire career on the laughable claim that she was part Native American. Rather than using an ethnic slur, Trump is actually defending Native Americans against Warren’s disgusting abuse of affirmative action,” observed Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor.
He’s right, as was Varney.
Read more of J.D. Heyes’ work at The National Sentinel.