Accuracy in Media

The Working Families Party announced its endorsement for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, a blow for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) since the group publicly backed him in 2015.

In 2016, Sanders said the group was exactly aligned with the way he wanted to see America’s future.

Mainstream media outlets covered the political riff with oddly different headlines.

Politico’s headline read, “Working Families Party endorses Warren in blow to Sanders,” while CNN’s headline said, “Elizabeth Warren flexes progressive power with Working Families Party endorsement.”

The New York Times, which has come under recent fire for omitted facts in an allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, took a middle of the road headline – “Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren. Here’s Why It Matters,”

All three media outlets neglected to mention the liberal organization play this early in a primary can have major blowback.

WFP originally endorsed then-Rep. Joe Crowley of New York’s 14th district over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Despite the media headline differences on WFP, political analysts and outlets such as the Washington Examiner noted Warren is “in second place to Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary contest…”

Warren has continually stated she is the candidate willing to take on big business and a fight for a fairer America for all, however, her track record (and the current state of the economy) predicts a different future.

The Examiner also noted that “[A]s long as the economy remains strong, Trump will have an alternative narrative to offer.”




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