Press blasts Trump for ‘Pocahontas’ reference, but ignores Warren’s cultural appropriation

by Brian Flood
November 28, 2017

President Trump sent the mainstream media into a tizzy on Monday when he referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” but liberal broadcasters rarely explained the background of falsehoods that resulted in the Massachusetts Democrat’s nickname.

Pundits and reporters were quick to label Trump’s comment a “racial slur.” Warren herself called it “unfortunate” and others questioned the president using the term during an Oval Office event to honor the work of Navajo code talkers during World War II.

CBS’ “Evening News,” ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “NBC Nightly News” barely mentioned why Trump uses the term in the first place – but the origin of the nickname – Warren’s dubious claims of  Native American heritage – is newsworthy when trying to determine if it’s an offensive slur or a well-earned moniker.

The harshest criticism of Warren’s misleading past came from ABC and NBC, which both used the same term and simply said she “came under fire” for claiming native American heritage. Newsbusters’ Nicholas Fondacaro wrote that the three networks “failed to do their due diligence and fully cover the origin of Trump’s criticism” and “were more eager to slam their favorite punching bag,” President Trump, when given the low-hanging fruit.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Navy Bob says:

    Warren used her supposed “Native American heritage” to get a head. She used it at the expense of Native Americans who may have been offended by her mis-appropriation of their heritage but were afraid to come forward. He reasoning that she believed she was native American because of her cheekbones was equally offensive. Using Warren’s criteria for claiming ancestry, I guess I could be considered “African American” because my Irish Blonde hair is curly when I let it grow out. I could be Hispanic because I like their cuisine. And I could be Native American because of my high cheek bones. And if any of that offends you, you should also be offended by warren and her bigotry. But Warren supporters can excuse her because her heart is “pure”.

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