Fake Website Tricks Thousands Into Believing Elizabeth Warren Endorsed Bernie Sanders

J.K. Trotter · 03/01/16 11:10AM

Yesterday, thousands of Bernie Sanders’ supporters began sharing what appeared to be a straightforward New York Times article—which you can read here—about Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s decision to endorse Sanders for President of the United States. Attributed to Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, both of whom are real Times reporters, the piece was written in convincing Times-ese, down to the headline (“Warren Endorses Sanders, Breaking With Colleagues”), lead sentence (“In a potentially decisive turn...”), and perfunctory quotes from the Sanders campaign and several disappointed Clinton surrogates. There were two major problems with the article, though: It wasn’t a real Times report, and Warren has not in fact endorsed Sanders.

Would Elizabeth Warren Have Beaten Hillary Clinton?

Alex Pareene · 02/02/16 12:16PM

Hillary Clinton eked out a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders last night in the Iowa caucuses, which has led to a lot of punditry. There’s one branch of that punditry that I think ought to be examined a bit more rigorously before it spreads. Here’s Ezra Klein, last night:

Don't Fuck With Elizabeth Warren

Hamilton Nolan · 09/30/15 09:04AM

Elizabeth Warren, who somehow manages the neat trick of being a U.S. Senator and at the same time appearing thoroughly unbeholden to any moneyed interests, has hung a fresh scalp upon her scalp wall.

Elizabeth Warren Is Right About Everything

Hamilton Nolan · 04/09/15 04:58PM

This afternoon, Massachusetts Senator and presidential non-candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd of 200 sweaty fans at the Strand book store in Manhattan. Everything she said was true, which is fairly remarkable, for a politician.

Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Warren?

Hamilton Nolan · 12/03/14 01:13PM

A new poll shows populist (by American standards) darling Elizabeth Warren running at 10% in a hypothetical Democratic presidential primary, while Hillary Clinton stands at 65%. Still, the Clintons fear Elizabeth Warren. Why?

Hamilton Nolan · 11/25/14 10:51AM

Elizabeth Warren opposes President Obama's nomination of a career Wall Street banker as new under secretary of the Treasury. Who in the media is brave enough to take up the cause of defending this humble banker from the misguided populists?

Bad Credit? This Bill Could Help You Get a Job Anyway

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/17/13 05:11PM

A bill to ban credit checks in the hiring process was introduced today by Elizabeth Warren and six Senate colleagues. Over 40 other groups also back the bill, which has plenty of support and even mirrors a similar bill introduced in the House two years ago.