To no one's surprise, the Boston Globe endorsed Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for Senate in Massachusetts on Saturday. Many were shocked, however, that a key point raised by the Globe in support of Warren was her superior "character."
The Globe offers this description of the woman who's been caught telling innumerable lies about her own claims of Native American heritage over the past six months:
Yes, her vote would be more reliably in line with Massachusetts’ traditional liberalism. But the real promise in her candidacy lies deeper in her character. She’s a relentless striver whose life story represents the best of American upward mobility. As a young mother, she worked her way through community colleges and state universities to become the nation’s top expert on financial consumer protection.
And after earning an enviable job at Harvard Law School, she pushed her way into the political arena, wrangling with such renowned inside players as Larry Summers and Tim Geithner to achieve her goal of creating a consumer protection bureau. Her crowning achievement, the bureau guards the interests of average citizens contending with credit-card companies, student-loan holders, auto lenders, credit bureaus, and more. Anyone who’s felt powerless to escape a fee that seems unfairly imposed, or to cover an interest rate they didn’t bargain for, owes Warren a debt of gratitude. . .(emphasis added)
Brown has also sacrificed some of his good will with Massachusetts voters by making personal attacks on Warren. After having milked every conceivable benefit out of the news that she identified herself as Native American at points in her teaching career, Brown returned to the theme as a closing argument. He thinks it helps him to portray her, without clear evidence, as an unwarranted beneficiary of affirmative action; it may make him seem like the more relatable figure. But relatable doesn’t cut it if you don’t excel at your job; and by campaigning on his personality, rather than his abilities, Brown seems to be bucking for his own form of affirmative action. (emphasis added)
Warren would do more for Massachusetts.
The Globe's full year of biased reporting so obviously "in the tank" for Ms. Warren shows its own lack of journalistic character. Remember how the Globe advanced the false meme that Warren was 1/32 Cherokee? They did so by mischaracterizing a statement made by an official of the New England Historic Geneaological Society repeatedly. Not until numerous Breitbart articles debunking the lie were published and WRKO's Howie Carr conducted a devastating (to the Globe) live interview with the genealogists in question was the Globe finally forced to retract their story that falsely claimed Ms. Warren's own false claims had even the tiniest evidentiary basis.
And what of Ms. Warren's character, so praised by the Globe in their endorsement?
The dictionary defines character as "qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity."
When it comes to the truth, Ms. Warren has brazenly lied, doubled down on her lies, and tripled down on her double downs for her entire campaign.
Let's start with her lies about her claims of Native American heritage.
Exactly six months before tomorrow's election day, Breitbart News proved beyond any doubt that there was no credible evidence to support Ms. Warren's false claim of Native American heritage. But, days later, as Breitbart News reported, Ms. Warren doubled down on her heritage lies:
Despite an avalanche of irrefutable evidence that demonstrates beyond any doubt that Elizabeth Warren has no proof to back up her phony claims of Native American ancestry, the embattled Massachusetts Senate candidate doubled down and repeated her heritage lie on CNN today.
“You know, I’m proud of my Native American heritage,” Ms. Warren stated this morning on CNN. Incredibly, CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien guest host Brooke Baldwin did not challenge Ms. Warren’s false claim, despite the widespread availability of evidence debunking it.
The cascade of Ms. Warren's misrepresentations had only just begun:
First came news that Ms. Warren had plagiarized a set of recipes taken from the New York Times back in 1984 that she submitted as her own to the Pow Wow Chow cookbook.
Then came another string of tall tales: one tall tale about her composite grandmother, then another. A debunked claim that her parents were forced to elope because her father's parents objected to her mother's (phony) Native American heritage.
If Ms. Warren's mendacity stopped simply at verbally making false claims about her heritage, that might have been the end of it. But, to her great shame, Ms. Warren used these false claims to advance her own professional career. In essence, she committed affirmative action fraud. When Warren was hired by Harvard Law School in 1995, her false claims of Native American heritage played a role.
Ms. Warren is also untruthful in her academic career. Since the disastrous Dodd-Frank bill is largely based on her suspect academic work, this is more than cause for concern. Two decades ago, a Rutgers Law School professor claimed that the academic work behind her first book was based on scientific misconduct. Those charges have never been publicly resolved.
The most recent poll in Massachusetts shows the contest between Ms. Warren and incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown a virtual dead heat. When the polls close tomorrow we will learn as much about the character of Massachusetts voters as we've known for the past six months about the character of Ms. Warren.