Once upon a time CBS was meant to be a real news outlet.
‘Statue of Liberty was intended to be a Muslim woman’. Yes, nothing says “liberty” quite like Muslim women.
The Statue of Liberty is everywhere these days; for example, the most recent cover of Germany’s Der Spiegel shows Donald Trump holding a bloody knife in one hand and Lady Liberty’s disembodied head in the other.
Plenty of people are invoking “Liberty Enlightening the World” in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees while citing the 1883 Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” as if it were one of the founding documents. Wouldn’t it be ironic, then, if researchers were to find that the famous statue were actually a Muslim woman?
CBS News certainly gave that impression Saturday with a short video segment it tweeted out, but which falls somewhere between “fake news” and “old news.”
More of that nonsense here.