It starts with a blatant lie :
If the morality athletes at the New York Times did a simple Google search, they would learn that Lazarus's pro-immigration poem is not "inscribed" at the base of the statue, as Morgenthau claims. It was added in 1903 on a meager little bronze plaque, and occupies a two-foot square section of the Statue Of Liberty's museum space, located inside the masonry foundation. That's hardly "inscribed at its base"; the poem also has no relation to the Statue's 1886 dedication, having been added a quarter-century after.
Even Paul Auster has pointed out that the pro-immigration lobby's co-opting of the Lazarus myth:
But such historic realities are no match for the Times' propaganda campaign of historic revisionism.
Why would Morgenthau want to deliberately falsify the history of the Statue of Liberty? Again, a simple Google search sheds some light on the man :