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Icons of Liberalism: Elizabeth Warren

Through this series, Accuracy in Media will watch established and up-and-coming Democrats to monitor how the media treats them.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who officially declared her 2020 presidential candidacy this week, is a darling of the mainstream media, which propelled her meteoric rise into the U.S. Senate after Warren’s fawning relationship with the Obama administration.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Warren’s signature creation enabled by the Dodd-Frank Act, was intended to prevent discrimination by private lenders. Yet under the Warren-Obama mantleship, a 2016 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report [1] stated that 25 percent of black, Asian and female CFPB employees reported workplace discrimination, with 25 percent of black employees and 20 percent of Hispanic employees telling the GAO that racial “differences” are not respected or valued by top management. GAO also reported management backlash against CFPB employees filing discrimination reports created a chilling effect.

The mainstream media lauds Warren for helping the poor, yet Harvard research showed the Dodd-Frank law contributed to the collapse of community banks, many of which are owned by African-Americans. [2] Minimum wage laws that Warren champions are rooted in racist intentions [3] and disproportionately result in minority workers getting laid off, and the involuntary unemployment and part-time employment shifts caused by the unsustainable Obamacare Warren touts have disproportionately hurt women. [4]

The mainstream media often paints Warren as a victim of President Trump because the President calls out Warren’s shameful attempts to exploit Native Americans. Warren formally notified officials at the University of Pennsylvania and later Harvard claiming Native American heritage–critics say in an attempt to exploit her status for personal gain. Warren’s disgraceful issuance of a DNA test, which reported she could be as little as 1/1,024th Native American, was rejected by the Cherokee Nation. “Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage,” Cherokee Nation secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr., said in a statement [5] after the DNA test release.