Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens to a question during the question and answer part of her campaign event Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
Another day, another example of the mainstream media holding Democrats to a different standard than Republicans.
Red State’s Nick Arama wrote last week about how Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had been caught in a lie about her children never attending private schools.
To recap, here’s how Warren got outed:
[School choice advocate] Sarah Carpenter asked Warren why she was against school choice since she, Warren, had sent her kids to private school. Warren claimed, “My children went to public schools.”
But DeAngelis was able to track down a yearbook showing that Warren’s son, Alex, attended Kirby Hall School in Texas, a tony private school.
Warren’s presidential campaign later confirmed this information in a statement to the Free Beacon, saying Warren’s “daughter went to public school. Her son went to public school until 5th grade.” Which means after that her son attended private school.
Since the news of this story broke, Warren has been criticized by Republicans for once again being dishonest with voters about the claims she’s made about both her political and personal history. It’s part of a pattern with her, and it’s one she’s gotten away with far too often.
Former Florida governor and 2016 candidate for president Jeb Bush was one of the Republicans who recently took her to task for the lie she told about her children’s education. He tweeted out a link to a Reason story discussing the issue and why it matters:
Elizabeth Warren was so "#PublicSchoolProud" that she sent her son to expensive private schools for the majority of his K-12 education. https://t.co/8Uj2KQNwUg via @reason
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 3, 2019
The text of Bush’s tweet was an excerpt from the article.
NBC News political “journalist” Jon Allen pounced and seized on Bush’s tweet literally two minutes after it was posted, and absurdly claimed that Bush’s criticism of Warren’s falsehoods were actually an “attack” … on her children:
But we live in different times.
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) December 3, 2019
Twitter users called out Allen for dishonestly running interference for Warren by trying to use her children as a shield:
This isn't attacking her son. It's attacking her hypocrisy when it comes to her kids vs. mine.
— GOP Pouncer (@Mellecon) December 3, 2019
This is not an attack on Warren's children. It's a criticism of Warren for lying about where she sent them to school when she was asked where she sent them to school. Your line is intact.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 3, 2019
How is they an attack on the children? She’s the one who lied about it. But nice try covering for her. Didn’t realize that was your job.
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) December 3, 2019
There’s also the inconvenient fact that Warren’s son is not a child anymore but a 43-year-old man. But even if the attack was against him for something he’d said or done as an adult, the media would still take issue with it, considering how they’ve handled attacks on Joe Biden’s 49-year-old son Hunter who himself has done questionable things worthy of scrutiny.
Meanwhile, the actual attacks on President Trump’s young son Barron barely if ever get condemnations from reporters.
Honestly, if the MSM didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.
(Hat tip: Hot Air)
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 16+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –
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