The author of the ‘1619 Project,’ Nikole Hannah-Jones, who rewrote history with her fake news project, is now rewriting her original claims and lying about it. That’s not all. The New York Times covered it up.
H-Jones is now falsely claiming she never said 1619 marked the nation’s founding. Of course, she did. That was the basis for her claim that the U.S. wasn’t founded on freedom and equality, but rather slavery.
The New York Times changed the Project after publication and then covered it up. And they are all lying about it.
Becket Adams wrote at The Washington Examiner:
New York Times Magazine editors have quietly removed controversial language from the online version of Hannah-Jones’s 1619 Project, a package of essays that argue chattel slavery defines America’s founding. Hannah-Jones herself also asserts now that the project’s core thesis is not what she and everyone else involved originally said it was.
It “does not argue that 1619 is our true founding,” she said on Friday. She declared elsewhere in July that it “doesn’t argue, for obvious reasons, that 1619 is our true founding.”
That is an outrageous lie.
She continues to lie, but, then again, the entire project is a lie.
The online revisions were discovered this weekend at around the same time that Hannah-Jones claimed on CNN that her brainchild never suggested 1619 as the date of America’s true founding. The project, she said, “does not argue that 1776 was not the founding of the country, but what it does argue for is that we have largely treated slavery as an asterisk to the American story.”
This dystopian version of U.S. history is being forced into a number of schools.
Jones needs to stop lying and being taken seriously.
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Basic rule in online journalism: if you change something after publication, acknowledge and explain it. On 1619 Project, NYT just broke this basic *ethical* rule. And to further the cover up @nhannahjones deleted all tweet history. Let that sink in.
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) September 20, 2020
It’s so weird how the 1619 Project is being scrubbed at the same time Black Lives Matter is scrubbing their website.
The communists want to hide now.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) September 21, 2020
The 1619 Project is memory-holing their core proposal — that 1619 was the “true founding” of the United States. BLM is memory-holing their actual political program. Why, it’s almost as though people are waking up to this garbage. https://t.co/8mBoSCa3zj
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 21, 2020
Its author is now claiming she never said 1619 marked the nation’s founding. Yes she did, though her words have now quietly been edited to say otherwise. https://t.co/FnOuhNpAuz
— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 22, 2020