Why is the media actually defending Senator Elizabeth Warren’s claim she is Native American, even after her DNA test results so clearly indicate she isn't? Andrew Klavan explains how this story is the perfect example for what's wrong with the media as a whole.
“I didn't want to talk any more about this Elizabeth Warren story, but I've got to talk about it because of the media,” Klavan said. “I want to tell the real story here so you actually can see what is going on. There's an old Latin tag "falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus" — in other words, if you're false in one thing you'll be false in everything. As you're listening to the story, as you're hearing it on NPR, on ABC, on NBC, at The New York Times — is any left-winger asking himself "huh, if they would lie about this, if they would twist this, if they would con me about this, what else are they conning me about?”
Klavan analyzed how the media is gaslighting the American people by writing misleading headlines or creating false narratives and slams them for their dishonesty in how they are reporting it.
“It proves she's a white girl, that's what it proves, it is the test that says you are a white girl,” he said. “Trump is utterly, completely, totally right. She is utterly, completely, totally scamming you, and the networks are lying — and so what else are they lying about? Well it's everything, it is everything they're lying about.”
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I didn't want to talk any more about this Elizabeth Warren story, but I've got to talk about it because of the media. I want to tell the real story here so you actually can see what is going on. There's an old Latin tag "falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus" - in other words, if you're false in one thing you'll be false in everything. As you're listening to the story, as you're hearing it on NPR, on ABC, on NBC, at The New York Times - is any left-winger asking himself "huh, if they would lie about this, if they would twist this, if they would con me about this, what else are they conning me about? What else are they scamming me about? How much of their opinions are false? What about their movie reviews, what about their headlines, is everything just a scam from these people?" I think it is a fair question to ask when you see this, because here it is laid out right in front of you, with all these headlines saying "Warren confirms her Indian heritage", "Warren gets her ancestry right".
Remember, this is Donald Trump, he has been kidding her calling her Pocahontas. Harvard, when she was teaching there, listed her as one of their women of color. She put on federal forms that she was Native American, when she taught at Penn law school and Harvard Law School when Trump challenged her, she was put on the dime because she's obviously lying, she told this story over and over again about her parents. It was supposed to touch you, move you so you'd feel that Trump was being mean, feel that Trump was being mean to the poor Indian woman - first you take her land, then you kill her tribe, you burn her teepees, and then you insult her by saying she's not really Native American.
Well, your parents must have lied to you, Liz. You got no Indian blood. She gets a friend to test, she doesn't even send it to 23andMe, like a reputable company, she has a friend do it, and they all have to do this because they don't have a lot of Native American DNA to test it against, so they tested against these samples from Mexico, Peru and Colombia, so she could be a little tiny drop Aztec, maybe, but all of this is to find out that she has between 1/64th and 1/1,024th of some kind of native North American blood, maybe. The whole test seems bogus to me. I mean really it is nonsense, most Americans have twice as much as she does. Here's what the Cherokee Nation has to say, and I'm just setting this all up so you can see how the press covered this, this is Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.:Chuck Hoskin Jr.: "A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation, or any tribal nation even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses, while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented, and whose heritage is proved. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."
This is the tribe, this is the Cherokee's actually saying this. So it's a complete self-own, one of the hilarious terms the internet has given us, she has completely made herself look like an idiot. She has done so many things with this Indian thing, about her high cheekbones like all the Indians have, that was one thing she says. So now, one of the taunts the Trump went after her with was "I'll give you a million dollars if you take a DNA test and prove that you're an Indian." So here he is talking to the reporters, here's his reaction to this hilarious news, as reporters ask him if he owes Warren a million dollars to go to charity:Donald Trump: "Who cares? I didn't say that [that he would give 1 million dollars to charity for Sen. Warren]. I think you better read it again.So the press immediately jumps on this. Here's just a sample from Anderson Cooper, a quick one:Anderson Cooper: "Well today he's asking us not to care about an insult that he repeatedly hurled at a sitting U.S. Senator, and he's asking us not to believe what we saw him say on tape in front of a crowd of thousands of people. Also late today he tried blaming the target, saying she, not he, was the one who owed the country an apology, but we'll have more on that in a moment...It's textbook gaslighting, and we've talked about this before, asking people to not believe what they see and hear, challenging reality."
Textbook gaslighting? Because they're not telling the truth. Here is what Trump actually said:Donald Trump: I will give you a million dollars, to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian."It proves she's a white girl, that's what it proves, it is the test that says you are a white girl. Trump is utterly, completely, totally right. She is utterly, completely, totally scamming you, and the networks are lying - and so what else are they lying about? Well it's everything, it is everything they're lying about.