Boston Globe Whitewashes, Rewrites Its Own Critical Story on Elizabeth Warren

Boston Globe Whitewashes, Rewrites Its Own Critical Story on Elizabeth Warren

Hours after The Boston Globe ran a critical story on Elizabeth Warren and her dubious claims of Native American ancestry, the old media newspaper decided to, without any notice, completely change the story — and the headline — into one that criticized Sen. Scott Brown instead.

Today, as Breitbart News ran another exclusive that revealed Warren was identified as a “woman of color” in a 1993 Harvard Law Journal, The Boston Globe finally ran a story that put heat on Warren, opening with a quote from Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) calling on Harvard to correct the record after falsely reporting that Warren was a minority, presumably based on a Breitbart News exclusive from two weeks ago

But when Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog, who has been on the frontline debunking myths about Warren the mainstream press has floated in her defense, clicked on that same link in the afternoon, he was shocked by what came on his screen.

“But when I went to the link this afternoon just before 4 p.m., the url directed to a post in which Boston Mayor Tom Menino was defending Warren!,” Jacobson writes. 

The original headline for the story was “Scott Brown accuses Harvard of falsely reporting that Elizabeth Warren is Native American.

The new article has a completely different headline and introductory paragraphs: 

Mayor Menino criticizes focus on Elizabeth Warren’s heritage

On a day when Senator Scott Brown sought to fan further questions about Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has not been shy about praising Brown, made clear he is fed up with the issue.

“I think she has come clean but nobody has let her off the hook,” Menino said. “It’s not relevant at all in the campaign. Let’s talk about the real issues: education, housing, crime. Those are the real issues we should be talking about. This is one of the issues that you [use to] try to divert as a candidate because you can’t deal with the real issues.”

Breitbart News has led the way the last three weeks debunking everything the mainstream media has peddled to defend Elizabeth Warren’s supposed 1/32 Cherokee heritage and reasons she was classified as a “woman of color” and “minority” in numerous professional listings. Michael Patrick Leahy, along with other new media writers like Jacobson, discovered everything from faulty genealogy reports to Warren’s plagiarized submissions to a “Pow Wow Chow” Native American cookbook. John Sexton of Breitbart News discovered that a Harvard EEOC report included a lone female “Native American” faculty member, which, by all indications, was a reference to Warren.  

As Jacobson writes, “the Globe went from a widely circulated post hammering Warren, to a post in which Warren vigorously was defended and Brown derided for raising a non-issue — without any notice to readers of what had happened.”