Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with members of the media after a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
After losing badly alongside Joe Biden in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been increasingly desperate to get things back on track before Saturday’s Nevada caucuses.
Her campaign has pulled ad funding from certain key states and moved it to others in hopes of regaining some momentum. She also put out a video last week warning supporters that she needed to “raise critical funds” so she could stay in the race until at least Super Tuesday, which is March 3rd.
With frustrations within the campaign growing over her dramatic fall from the top tier in the polls over the course of the last several months and her lackluster showings in the first two caucus/primary states, Warren has turned to trying a new tactic in an effort to shift the blame off herself and onto something else: Blaming the mainstream media. From a campaign fundraising email sent Friday:
Elizabeth hasn’t been getting the same kind of media coverage as candidates she’s outperformed.
The night of the Iowa Caucuses, CNN didn’t air Elizabeth’s full speech. But they aired the speeches of other candidates she beat.
In New Hampshire on Tuesday night, networks played Vice President Biden’s speech from South Carolina despite the fact that he left the state before polls closed — but not Elizabeth’s even though she outperformed him, again.”
Read the full email below:
Team @ewarren is starting to dabble in media criticism. From a new fundraising e-mail:
“The night of the Iowa Caucuses, CNN didn’t air Elizabeth’s full speech. But they aired the speeches of other candidates she beat.” pic.twitter.com/2aAiMI8yNp
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) February 14, 2020
This is so pathetic it’s hard to know where to start. It’s especially weak when you consider the mountain of evidence that shows otherwise, including how there have been several Democratic presidential debates where the moderators carried her water for her, most recently in the dust-up between Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the whole “is he or is he not a sexist” controversy about that disputed December 2018 meeting they had where they agreed not to attack each other.
What happened to Warren’s campaign was not bad media coverage. What happened to Warren’s campaign was Warren herself. She was caught in multiple lies towards the latter end of 2019 and they caught up with her once she released the details of her Medicare for All plan and continued to falsely claim afterwards that middle class taxes wouldn’t be raised to help fund it.
What made it worse for Warren is in finding out that a growing number of Democrats oppose Medicare for All unless there is an option included in it for people to be able to keep their private or employer-based plans.
Warren has no one to blame for herself for how her campaign has declined since that time. She has a documented history of not being honest with voters about herself, including her false claims of a Native American heritage, her false claims that her children only went to public school, and her false claims about allegedly being let go from a teaching job because she was pregnant.
For her to blame the media at this point considering how they’ve gone to bat for her time and time again just shows you how far off the wheels have fallen.
(Hat tip: Free Beacon)