"A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth," or at lest it seems to, especially when it's not subject to reasonable scrutiny from opposing views. This is the most fundamental principle of propaganda; and since the mainstream media has consolidated into six corporations controlling over ninety percent of national media and at least a dozen of the next biggest media outlets also controlled by multimillionaires or billionaires, they've been gradually increasing the use of this method.
This is how they're creating a progressive image for Elizabeth Warren despite fact that the closer I've looked at her record, since 2011, when I first noticed how much obsessive coverage the media gave her, despite the fact that they were ignoring other progressives rising from the grassroots, the less progressive she appears to be!
Fortunately, there's a growing number of people getting media from the internet, where it's much more diverse, although you still have to be careful to sort out the misinformation. But the majority of the public almost certainly gets their information from the mainstream media, especially older people, and complacent people, which is probably the majority.
Occasionally even the mainstream media reports that wealthy people aren't nearly as concerned with her as her propaganda seems to imply like this article from Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren Starts Winning Begrudging Respect on Wall Street. 07/03/2019 However this was only reported briefly and it wasn't repeated in broadcast or cable news where most people get their news so most people aren't even aware of it, and the truth is they never were as concerned about her as they often claimed to be.
For a long time I hesitated to refer to her as a Wall Street puppet because she has come up with some legitimate criticism of them, especially the banks, which she gained her initial fame by criticizing for predatory lending and opposing the repeal of Glass-Steagall. I first took notice of her when mainstream media gave her obsession coverage in 2011 making her look like a progressive, even though they don't provide that kind of coverage fro people from the grassroots. this made me suspicious when I wrote How sincere is Elizabeth Warren? Her rhetoric sounded really good but the closer I looked the clearer it was that it wasn't matched up by her actions.
This article was followed up by close to a dozen more including Elizabeth Warren is NOT a “consumer advocate!!” (My other articles about her, along with more additional sources than most of you can read are listed below) which initially relied on some more subtle ways she supported the mainstream political establishment and fiscal ideology, and one lawsuit where she represented Travelers Insurance against workers with an asbestos claim; but, was later updated to report that she represented at least a dozen Wall street firms including Dow Corning in a breast implant lawsuit, among others all working against the best interests of consumers or workers.
This is why she's so rich! Shew's worth at least two or three times as much as Bernie Sanders, yet the media hardly mentioned this even though they spent an enormous amount of time criticizing him for being a millionaire while campaigning against millionaires!
Bernie Sanders made his money working for decades representing the working class before finally becoming famous in 2016 and writing a best selling book that made him a millionaire, not by defending Wall Street corporations, against the working class while pretending to defend the middle class or poor!
Furthermore, even though the vast majority of the public is just beginning to learn about a small portion of her history the wealthy have known about it all along including some multimillionaires and billionaires that supported her political career from the beginning. According to the following article Paul Egerman was one of her early supporters when she ran for Senate helping to raise funds for Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren from billionaires George Soros, Donald Sussman and Tom Steyer, who were all also top Hillary Clinton Bundlers:
For someone who is supposedly always fighting Wall Street corporations or billionaires she manages to get a lot of campaign donations from these same corporations for her political career.
|Each of these corporations can be confirmed to have donated to Elizabeth Warren, either for Senate or President, or both, at Open Secrets.org. (NBC Universal is owned by Comcast which donated to Elizabeth Warren.)|
Philosophrob has reported at least eight billionaires, listed below, that have donated to Elizabeth Warren, saying that none have donated to Bernie Sanders. He's very good at checking his sources, and one of his most common ones is Open Secrets.
While the mainstream media provided an enormous amount of coverage about her pledge not to accept PAC money during the campaign they didn't provide nearly as much coverage to the fact that this wouldn't extend to the General Election if she got the nomination; and the news that she transferred leftover funds from her Senate campaign, much of which came from the PACs she now says she wouldn't accept was buried in a low profile news article that few saw, or the fact that Paul Egerman is one of the leading PAC organizers, nor did they report widely on several other examples of her cheating on this pledge, some of which are listed below.
Elizabeth Warren also supports numerous foreign interventions abroad including numerous contradictory positions on Venezuela, North Korea and several other countries, often being hawkish, when it suits her political agenda, according to When It Comes to U.S. Militarism, Elizabeth Warren Is No Progressive. 05/17/2019 There are also many times on this subject, and many others, where she caves after being pilloried on line for her positions, often hedging or avoiding the subject.
In 2017, even though she was adamantly opposed to Trump and much of his foreign policy, she still voted for a military budget that was bigger than the one he asked for! she received an enormous amount of heat for that, although it was almost all online, since the mainstream media ignored it; and declined to vote for it again in 2018, but it still passed overwhelmingly, and she didn't speak out against it either, at least not loudly so many will notice!
She has been especially bad on the occupation of Palestinian territories, like the vast majority of the political establishment ignoring the history of this conflict. The mainstream media is also incredibly bad reporting on this. The simple history, for those of you who haven't kept up on it, which is understandable, considering media coverage, the Israelis were thrown out of Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago by the ancient Romans, they were persecuted by Christians for centuries after that especially Catholics, but after the Protestant reformation about five hundred years ago they joined in the antisemitism as well. this didn't change until people were so shocked by the Holocaust which was committed by Christians not Palestinians.
Then instead of taking responsibility for demonizing Jewish people at a time when they had done no wrong they supported their efforts to take over Palestine, which by then was controlled by people that had nothing to do with the original ouster of Jews or the Holocaust. I'm not saying the Palestinians are all perfect but since then the Israelis have been demonizing them to justify stealing their land and oppressing them, yet mainstream media practically never mentions the majority of this history.
Israelis have been subject to an enormous amount of unjustifiable antisemitism in the past and some of it is still going on; however, they're using this as an excuse to classify all criticism of their actions as bigotry, even though some of it comes from Jewish people acknowledging their oppressive activities against Palestinians and how it's clearly inciting constant conflict. Yet Elizabeth Warren has supported the establishment position and Israel while they oppress Palestinians and steal their land insisting on their rights to self defense while denying the Palestinians the same rights to self defense as described in the following excerpt:
Anyone not familiar with the situation in Israel, which for decades, included me, might want to check out "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" By Jimmy Carter and "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" By John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen M. Walt, one of whom is Jewish.
On top of that her "plan for that" slogan sounds great and has been a massive propaganda success, at least to those that haven't checked the facts, but it doesn't stand up to scrutiny, as I pointed out in some of my past articles (listed below), and the following article also points out some additional examples:
Amazingly even though she's collected an enormous amount of money for her campaign she appears to be taking some of her own unpaid volunteers for granted, trying to force them to pay their own way when traveling to other states to help with the campaign, and even making them sign non-disclosure agreements to prevent them from speaking about their grievances as indicated in the following article:
This is truly stunning, especially since she's raised an enormous amount of money, indicating that she may be out of touch with what's going on at the grassroots. taking her own supporters for granted like this is guaranteed to backfire, and we'll probably hear more about it in the future. Even though the maltreatment of volunteers is outrageous one of the most important aspects we should be worried about is the use of non-disclosure agreements, which the media almost never discusses, although they're clearly far more common than most people realize.
This should especially concerning when there's a chance that campaign workers, reporters, or government officials may routinely sign some of these. In an open democracy the public needs to have access to information they need to participate in decisions, yet these agreements are designed to deprive them of that information, including how they may be manipulating voters, or in this case abusing campaign workers. this has recently been discussed when they disclosed that Trump had a history of requiring them, even from unpaid volunteers which the media said was almost unprecedented, although we may have no idea how common they are, since one of the conditions might be that they not even tell us they sign them in the first place.
The leaks of Podesta and DNC E-mails shows that they do far more to deceive voters than most people realize, yet they came up with an enormous amount of propaganda to convince us that instead of worrying about the fact that the Clinton campaign has been manipulating us, and that this appears to be standard operating procedure, we should blame the Russians for disclosing their manipulation.
We should do much more to demand to know just how common these non-disclosure agreements are; and the fact that they don't come out with a clear denial and admission that they shouldn't be used at all for campaigns or for many if any other reasons, should be a further indication to show they believe they should be able to act in secrecy?
They can't keep everything secret, and there's clearly an enormous amount of research available to the public scattered in locations where most people don't look to raise additional doubts about both traditional politicians and the media, which is all the more reason to doubt them, demand a much more diverse media and enable all candidates to be heard, not just those collecting massive amounts of money from corporations.
Elizabeth Warren also has plenty of financial ties to the health care industry including through Paul Egerman, Gary Cohn, who wants to stop medicare for all, and her daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi who helped found United Health Group a for-profit insurance company, which may help to explain her position on single payer for years. She was originally opposed to Single payer in her Senate run, although she avoided discussion of it and when one of her primary opponents supported it the mainstream media hardly gave her any coverage at all while giving Elizabeth Warren obsession coverage, almost all positive, enabling her to get a massive lead in the polls, since few knew who else was running. this enabled the establishment to use her massive lead in the polls as an excuse to cancel the primary so her opponent never got the chance to finish making the case for Single payer.
Although she claimed to support Bernie Sanders medicare for all plan she's recently hedged on it refusing to say whether she still supports it or not and as the following article shows she's avoided discussing this and doesn't seem to "have a plan for that:"
This is just a small fraction of her problems; I went into much more in past articles. One of the issues I went into previously was her support of Charter Schools as expressed in her book the "Two Income Trap." Even at the time it was published those in the education trade knew this was a disaster and they let her know by the time she ran for Senate. for the most part she avoided discussing the subject since then; and according to Diane Ravitch, she voted against them a few years ago, presumably under pressure form the grassroots who knew how bad they were. However since then Diane Ravitch has had more doubts about her since she's surrounded herself with advisers from Teach For America, which is a pro-charter organization that Ravitch has been exposing for epidemic levels of fraud, some of that is listed below and I'll update the previous article about it.
I have tried to avoid the subject of her claims to be an Indian, since for the most part I haven't considered it that important and it says far more about Trump and Scott Brown's racism or political pandering than it does about Elizabeth Warren; however one exception is the fact that she used this to advance her career justifiable or not and ignored the plight of native Americans for a long time saying nothing, until the protest at the XL pipeline received an enormous amount of attention and she felt she had to say something in support of them. This is a very common political tactics many politicians, including Elizabeth Warren, routinely do and when they finally do get some positive attention there are always some activists that try to make the best of it and others that call it out for what it is, without giving them the brownie points they clearly didn't deserve.
When the Washington Post broke the story about Dow corning breast implant case and a dozen other examples where she represented Wall Street firms, someone on Twitter said it should be the end of her campaign, and he should have been right, and may still be right; however, the rest of the mainstream media ignored it and continued giving her an enormous amount of positive propaganda. This is why she is still able to rise in the polls, at least for now. This is a common tactic by mainstream media, they don't completely suppress a lot of news but relegate it to a relatively low profile location, even the Washington Post has limited readership compared to cable and network news. Then they repeat the propaganda they want to promote candidates of their choice over and over again counting on the public to forget, assuming they read the low profile articles at all.
But it's still six months before the primaries begin, and there's plenty of time to report on her history. It may be necessary to report on a lot of this at the grassroots level, since the media is clearly unwilling to do a good job.
They do the same thing with Joe Biden but his record is so bad, and his support from the grassroots so weak despite the polls that say he's still in the lead that it's virtually guaranteed that he'll lose an enormous amount of support before the voting actually begins. Many of the other so-called top-tier candidates, except for Bernie Sanders are even worse, or at least they seem to be worse; however they don't do nearly as good a job coming up with positive propaganda or burying many of the negative stories as Elizabeth Warren, which makes her the leading establishment candidate when Biden falls apart, although they pretend she's anti-establishment.
In addition to my own past articles I complied a long list of articles, which I may add to, below about her record. Many of these were pointed out to me by people in social media, mostly Twitter, with a few from Facebook or other sources. In many cases I didn't keep track of the ones pointing it out to me but below are some strings from some of those who did.
Bernie Sanders has a much stronger grassroots base than any of the other candidates, which he got by being consistent for decades. Occasionally many of his supporters, including me, check his facts as well, and he does a far better job addressing legitimate concerns, which is why he has so much support.
We don't want to be cult followers; we want a leader that's accountable to the public and since his record holds up far better than anyone else he's the clear choice, at least compared to other candidates the media is willing to cover. He's going to need this grassroots support to elect progressives to congress to get his agenda passed; and we'll also have to push for election reform enabling grassroots candidates get more coverage the next time from the grassroots, even if Bernie doesn't do enough on this.
The following are past articles of mine about Elizabeth Warren with more sources in each:
How sincere is Elizabeth Warren?
Elizabeth Warren is NOT as sincere as she appears!!
Is Elizabeth Warren supporting Charter Schools not Unions?
Elizabeth Warren is NOT a “consumer advocate!!”
Elizabeth Warren's propaganda overlooks many flaws!
Elizabeth Warren is a charismatic propagandist not the Messiah
Elizabeth Warren steals credit from real grass roots efforts
Elizabeth Warren Makes Me Scream!
The following are additional sources for this article with plenty more information that the mainstream media only reports on a low profile, if they cover it at all, while repeating positive propaganda over and over:
40 Senate Democrats Join GOP to Send $717 Billion Military Spending Bill to Trump's Desk 08/02/2018
Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu 08/28/2014
Elizabeth Warren Votes for Massive Increase of War Budget 10/02/2017
Sorry, Critics Tell Warren, Greening US Empire's "Powerful War Machine" No Answer to Climate Crisis 05/16/2019
When It Comes to U.S. Militarism, Elizabeth Warren Is No Progressive 05/17/2019
Sen. Warren Turns Her Back on Native Americans After Exploiting Them 11/21/2016
Elizabeth Warren’s Shameful Exploitation of Standing Rock Victory 12/06/2016
Senator Elizabeth Warren Makes a Statement on Standing Rock 12/04/2016
Several thousand pack Oakland soccer field to hear Elizabeth Warren 05/31/2019 Warren was introduced by Sonya Mehta, a former Oakland schoolteacher, who focused on the candidate’s cradle-to-college plans to pay for education.
Worrisome News About Elizabeth Warren 06/02/2019 Elizabeth Warren held a huge rally in Oakland, and she was introduced by a representative of Great Oakland Public Schools, Sonya Mehta, a billionaire-funded anti-teacher, pro-charter, pro-“reform” operation.
Carol Burris: A Message for Elizabeth Warren 06/07/2019
Where Is Elizabeth Warren's Plan For K-12 Public Education? 06/06/2019 Warren’s choice of education policy adviser for her campaign is also concerning. Josh Dulaney spent two years in the classroom via Teach for America and studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, two organizations aligned with modern education reform. If her idea to appoint a secretary of education who has taught in a public school classroom includes consideration of TFA products who taught for just two years, traditional public school teachers are unlikely to be impressed.
NPE Action 2020 Presidential Candidates Project: grades based on education positions Bernie and Bullock are the best; Booker is the worst; Biden, Tulsi and Warren are all bad.
Elizabeth Warren Has a Former TFAer Advising Her on Education 06/06/2019
Dow breast implant case spotlights Elizabeth Warren's work helping big corporations navigate bankruptcies 07/15/2019 Warren, now a Democratic presidential candidate, has never publicly discussed her role in the case. Her campaign said that she was “a consultant to ensure adequate compensation for women who claimed injury” from the implants and that a $2.3 billion fund for the women was started “thanks in part to Elizabeth’s efforts.”
The 4 Democratic presidential candidates who cosponsored Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Senate bill either no longer support it or won’t say if they do 08/20/2019
Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Turned To A Big Donor To Pay For The DNC Voter Database, Despite Her Fundraising Pledge 07/15/2019
Leftover PAC money funneled into Warren's campaign 05/02/2019 She also transferred into her account $10 million in leftover campaign cash from her run for Senate last year, and a political committee she operates with other candidates, according to disclosures filed with the FEC. Those two previous campaign accounts included about $400,000 in PAC contributions made by labor unions, trade groups and other special interests over the past two years.
Here's a Blue Shields guy who's determined to kill #MedicareForAll and has only donated to Elizabeth Warren. Don't tell me she's just like Bernie. #NoMiddleGround #Bernie2020 07/0/2019 Gary Cohen "My only donation to a presidential candidate so far this time around is to Elizabeth Warren, for whatever that’s worth. I will support whomever the Democratic candidate is. Maybe we can address the issues respectfully rather than talking about me."
Warren, Biden Campaigns Appear to Find Loophole Around Paid Internships 07/12/2019
Elizabeth Warren’s $19 million haul highlights big fundraising quarter for Democrats 07/08/2019 Sen. Elizabeth Warren placed a big bet a few months ago: In a sprawling field of two dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls, and without a tested grass-roots fundraising machine, she pledged not to court wealthy donors who could boost her candidacy with big checks. ..... But there are exceptions to Warren’s rule. She plans to headline a high-dollar fundraising event in San Francisco on Aug. 22 to raise money on behalf of the eventual Democratic nominee, according to a copy of the invite obtained by The Washington Post. “The first confirmed headliner for the gala is 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren!” says the invitation for the event, which is sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. The event includes a limited number of $100 tickets in a “young professional/advocate” category. From there, prices go up to $50,000, which buys a table for 10, entree to a VIP reception and a photo op.
The First 2020 Race Is Underway: Scrambling for New York Donors 06/09/2019 In recent months, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has visited New York at least twice for fund-raising receptions, including one hosted by Meyer S. Frucher, the vice chairman of Nasdaq. ..... In March, Mr. Biden was the special guest at a $10,000 per-person dinner benefiting House Democrats, at the home of the billionaire hedge fund manager James S. Chanos. In April, he attended a private fund-raising lunch at the home of a major Democratic donor, Dennis Mehiel, for his political action committee. The night after Mr. Biden’s April visit, Ms. Warren mingled with donors at the Manhattan home of Mark Green, a former New York City public advocate, the official reason being her 2018 re-election bid (for which she has already stockpiled $15 million). A few months earlier, Meyer S. Frucher, the vice chairman of Nasdaq, hosted another fund-raising reception for Ms. Warren, according to people familiar with the gatherings.
Companies with CEOs/executives/etc who've donated to Elizabeth Warren: Bain Capital Berkshire Group Comcast Facebook Global Petroleum Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley NASDAQ NBCUniversal Rockefeller Family Fund Royalty Pharma Saban Capital Soros Fund Warner Bros Walt Disney Studios 06/10/2019
Elizabeth Warren's multibillionaire donors: • Bill Gates • Amy Goldman • Laurene Powell Jobs • Henry Laufer • Haim Saban • George Soros • Steven Spielberg • Thomas Steyer Most of these multibillionaires also gave to Hillary Clinton; none have donated to Bernie Sanders. 06/12/2019
Open Secrets: Bain Capital: 13th Warren, Elizabeth (D-MA) Senate $18,839 higher than O'Rourke, Beto (D-TX) House $14,530 actually he ran for Senate, but was still in the House.
Why Elizabeth Warren doesn’t scare many moderate Democrats 06/19/2019
Amelia Warren Tyagi
'That's what girls do': Elizabeth Warren tells young Iowa girls why she's running for president, with a pinky promise 05/09/2019
The Overlooked Difference Between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren 07/23/2019
Politico Distorts Poll To Favor Warren Over Bernie 07/22/2019
Elizabeth Warren Lies About Herself. 07/23/2019
Peter Thiel Says Elizabeth Warren Is Most ‘Dangerous’ Candidate 07/15/2019
Liz Warren Like a ‘Bad Bishop’ In A Chess Game! 06/10/2019
Harris, Warren tie for third place in new 2020 Dem poll, but Biden still leads 07/03/2019 Headline omits Bernie who's twice Harris and Warren
Elizabeth Warren Can’t Explain Why She Didn’t Support Bernie Sanders – David Pakman Show 06/06/2019
Why Elizabeth Warren is Writing Those Lefty White Papers 04/09/2019
Warren Slams Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer for Hiking Prices on Prescription Drugs 11/20/2018
As Bernie Sanders Leans Into Socialism, His Rivals Laugh 06/12/2019 The longtime independent senator is preparing to deliver a speech in which he will reiterate his support for the bogeyman du jour. Making Elizabeth Warren laugh can be tricky. Warren had just explained how her proposed 2 percent tax on every dollar over $50 million—“Two cents!” she likes to shout
Inside Biden and Warren's Yearslong Feud He sided with the banks in Congress. She was a crusading law professor on the make. In 2020, are we about to get a rematch? 03/12/2019
‘Liz Was a Diehard Conservative’ Elizabeth Warren doesn’t like to talk about it, but for years she was a registered Republican. Why she left the GOP—and what it means for her campaign. 04/12/2019
POLITICO Playbook: Guess who else voted against federal funding for abortion? 06/06/2019 Elizabeth WARREN voted for this bill twice. So did Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Eric Swalwell and others. Bernie Sanders voted no. President DONALD TRUMP signed it into law.
Elizabeth Warren Has a Theory About Corporate Power 05/16/2019
Elizabeth Warren Starts Winning Begrudging Respect on Wall Street 07/03/2019 “If she ends up being the nominee, I’d have no trouble supporting her at all,” said David Schamis, chief investment officer of Atlas Merchant Capital, where he’s a founding partner alongside former Barclays Plc head Bob Diamond. While Warren isn’t Schamis’s top choice, he said: “I think she is smart, hardworking, responsible and thoughtful. And I think she thinks markets are important.”
This should be the end of @ewarren 2020. She: 1. Hid past work for Dow. 2. Lied, claiming she was an advocate for victims. She was advocating against victims. 3. Used her campaign's legal team to pressure others to rewrite history. 07/15/2019
Elizabeth Warren's #TaxTheRich "plan" is a parody of Bernie Sanders. #FakeLiz says "the first $50M, that's cool". The crowd laughs! She won't touch the first $50M? Ridiculous! Again & again, her "plans" only help 1% & do nothing for 99%. No wonder MSNBC 💕 her so much. 😡😠🔥🔥🔥 07/07/2019
Elizabeth Warren String: ❌ 1. Let Bernie get rigged in 2016 ❌ 2. Never went to Standing Rock ❌ 3. Voted for Trump's defense bill ❌ 4. Defended Joe Manchin ❌ 5. Won't back #MedicareForAll ❌ 6. Stood & clapped for nazi Trump ❌ 7. Will take corporate 💰 in GE ❌ 8. Uses Twitter Bots 06/14/2019
EchoTheCat 😸 I*Am*Independent: Are you kidding me? $500 a month cap? How do you not understand that people still won't be able to eat and have their medication under your plan. 06/14/2019 Elizabeth Warren: .@Pfizer "promised" it wouldn't raise prices, then turned around & raised them anyway. We can't count on drug companies to tackle rising drug costs, so Congress must. We can start by passing my bill to put a $500 monthly cap on what families pay for out-of-pocket prescriptions.
Elizabeth Warren is not a progressive thread. 06/11/2019
Sorry, something went wrong. @Jehane94: Senator Elizabeth Warren (thread) 08/23/2018
So I was curious whether Warren had made any public statements on abortion before 2012. The *only* thing I found was a 2002 NYT op-ed opposing a Democratic amendment preventing anti-abortion extremists from discharging debt in bankruptcy. Guess who also opposed it: HENRY J HYDE. 06/06/2019
Open Secrets pages showing major Wall Street corporations donating to Elizabeth warren:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Contributors 2013 - 2018
Royalty Pharma: Sen. Elizabeth Warren $5,400
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Contributors 2009 - 2014
Comcast Corp: Sen. Elizabeth Warren $20,048
Saban Capital Group: Sen. Elizabeth Warren $5,400
Global Petroleum: Sen. Elizabeth Warren $5,400