The Boston Globe was forced to change a headline after publishing its findings on an “exhaustive review” of evidence surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s questionable claims of Native American heritage and if it was used to promote her academic career. The original headline read “Did claiming Native American heritage actually help Elizabeth Warren get ahead? No, but it’s complicated.” The revised version read “Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law.” Apparently, things got complicated in the Globe’s editorial room. The headline should’ve read thusly: “Warren’s claims of Native American heritage were a nakedly political attempt to curry favor with a minority group during her Senate campaign.” Alas, they didn’t consult us.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Monday, The Boston Globe published the findings of its “exhaustive review” of evidence surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s use of her refuted claims that she is Native American to promote her academic career. But a significant headline change suggests that the outlet was uneasy about how it initially framed the story.
“Did claiming Native American heritage actually help Elizabeth Warren get ahead? No, but it’s complicated,” the original headline read. But in a notable revision, the left-leaning outlet scrubbed any reference to Warren “claiming to be Native American” and eliminated all “confusion”:
“Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law,” the revised headline reads.
Here are screenshots of the two versions of the headline (via Twitchy):
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