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Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Media Shames MSM in Elizabeth Warren Saga

The inconsistency of the mainstream media's choices on newsworthiness is sometimes too absurd to fathom.

We know liberal reporters are obsessed with race, the most recent example being their reporting on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. The mainstream press has also shown, in the face of falling opinion polls and revenue, they still will expend the resources to find ancient details on Mitt Romney’s high school classmates or, when they want to, track down former President Barack Obama’s composite ex-girlfriends. And when it comes to politicians, when the mainstream press smells any hint of an inconsistency or a cover-up, they usually pounce on and circle the politician like a gang of sharks ready to chomp into its helpless prey.

So when Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat running for Scott Brown’s Senate seat, seemed like she was caught red-handed (no pun intended) lying about her “Native American” heritage at best, and at worst, perpetuating the falsehood so she or her employers could reap the benefits from it, it seemed like a tailor-made for the mainstream media to pounce on.

There was race. There were inconsistencies. There were walkbacks. There was a mystery -- whether Warren really had any Native American ancestors -- to be solved.

But because Warren is a darling of the liberal mainstream media, particularly among those in the D.C.-New York-Boston axis, they just ignored it. And in the old days, the story would have been swept under the rug.

But things are different now, as new media like Breitbart News flourishes while mainstream media organizations sink toward bankruptcy.

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