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The Outrage Mob Eats NYT’s Shorts Again: the Paper Caves and Re-Characterizes the Tea Party as Even More Villainous

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Well, here’s something bizarre.

On Wednesday, The New York Times published an article characterizing the Tea Party as having “unleashed the politics of anger” that lives on in this pres(id)ent darkness.

The piece was titled “The Tea Party Didn’t Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger.”

But some left-wing readers didn’t appreciate it — how could the Times address the Tea Party without portraying it as sufficiently villainous?

In response, the New York mainstay assured its audience of a revision which now “[included] context about attacks on President Barack Obama and racist displays at some Tea Party rallies.”

All of you who were upset, be made exceedingly glad:

TiGGyZTweetZ presumably felt better yet was still disgusted:

But that’s just ol’ TiGGyZTweetZ for ya.

At its inception, the Tea Party was, of course, a call to more limited government.

Here’s how The New York Times portrayed it:

In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind.

Lawmakers accustomed to scheduling town hall meetings where no one would show up suddenly faced shouting crowds of hundreds, some of whom brought a holstered pistol or a rifle slung over the shoulder. One demonstrator at a rally in Maryland hanged a member of Congress in effigy. A popular bumper sticker at the time captured the contempt for the federal bailout of certain homeowners. “Honk if I’m Paying Your Mortgage,” it said.

That was part of the original with which people weren’t satisfied.

Enjoy the additions:

One significant limitation to the Tea Party is the contradiction in its DNA: It was a mass uprising based on notions of small-government libertarianism that are popular with think tanks but not so popular with most Americans. And as Mr. Obama’s allies saw the movement, its outrage over the debt and deficit had another purpose: giving cover and a voice to those who wanted to attack the first black president — people who in some cases showed up at rallies waving signs with racist caricatures and references.

This isn’t the NTY’s first correction based on outrage from the Left. Witness Cory Farticus Booker’s early-August condemnation, which in part resulted in an about face:

August, indeed.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Cory Booker Champions Himself Over ‘Safe Bet’ Biden. If His Bizarre Idea Is Right, Here’s How He Could Win

Cory Booker Proves He’s A Real Man By Wanting To Physically Assault Donald Trump. But He’s Also MLK & Luke Skywalker

Marco Rubio Wedgies Cory Booker Over His Cringeworthy Spanish Pandering: ‘It Sounded Like Portugese’

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Meet Joe Black: Biden Does His Best to Convince Black People He’s Down – By Insisting He’s Not Even Uncomfortable Around Them

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Bucks County Community College in Bristol, Pa., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

 

Joe Biden wants to become president.

Therefore, he wants America’s vote.

White people constitute a majoritynot merely a plurality — of the country.

Therefore, Joe Biden wants to…slam white people?

Interesting strategy.

I can’t think of any venue other than politics where a person would insult the very people they should need in order to succeed. But perhaps I’m not considering the Democratic finesse of such a move.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, on Tuesday, Joe finessed his head off to a small group of reporters.

He also took the increasingly popular view that the 50’s were right: People should be separated as white and non-white (now “people of color”).

Hit it, Joe:

“White folks are the reason we have institutional racism. There has always been racism in America. White supremacists have always existed; they still exist.”

Did he forget he’s white folks, too? In fact, he’s worse: He’s white folks in power.

The former VP appears intent upon snagging the support of black Americans — really intent:

“The bad news is I have a long record. The good news is I have a long record. People know me — at least they think they know me. I think after all this time, I think they have a sense of what my character is, who I am.”

Do it to it, Joe:

“I’ve never, ever, ever in my entire life been in a circumstance where I’ve ever felt uncomfortable being in the black community.”

Is it just me, or in an effort to come across stunningly hip, did he just out himself as a winceworthily out-of-it whitey who grew up in the 40’s?

No matter, he wanted to heavily hammer it in:

“All I know is I don’t think anybody in the community thinks I am — what’s the phrase? ‘I know you’re not a racist, Joe.’”

Pssst. Joe. Stop immediately. You’re really, really not coming across the way you think.

“I don’t think anyone thinks that about me.”

Dang it.

He’s so earth-scorchingly UberWoke, he’ll probably even pick a running mate who’s maybe one of them non-whites:

“Whomever I pick would be preferably someone who was of color and who was of a different gender, but I’m not making that commitment until I know that the person I’m dealing with I can completely, thoroughly trust, is authentic, and is on the same page.”

Joe also slammed Donald Trump, saying a president’s words can “appeal to the worst damn instincts of human nature.”

But a better insult altogether came from a couple AP writers who covered this story.

Here’s what they had to say, and it’s pretty incredible:

By highlighting the nation’s racial tensions and placing blame on Trump, Biden is showing that he, too, is willing to make race a core campaign issue, but from the opposite perspective of the president.

They stated — as if it were a simple point of fact — that Donald Trump is making race a core campaign issue.

Who talks about race — Donald Trump, or the media?

And notice that Trump’s factually from the “opposite perspective” of being pro-non-white.

Dear All Left-Wing Writers and Talking Heads:

By and large, Donald Trump doesn’t talk about race. YOU talk about race. You talk about it and talk about it and talk about it, and then you talk about it. You never stop talking about it. And seemingly, every time Trump opens his mouth and talks about things which are not about race, you senselessly claim that’s all they concern.

Like a buncha maniacs.

Please stop. You’re making me spill my grape juice.

Love and Hugs,
Alex Parker

P.S. And to all y’all who are white: Please stop your institutional racism and white supremacy.

#Biden2020

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

More From Biden, Born 1942: Reparations? He’ll ‘Be Damned.’ Joe Has A Big Problem, & It’s Poised To Get A Lot Worse

TV Host Fingers The Cause Of Mass Shootings: ‘Racist Monster’ Donald Trump. But No One Can Answer My Question

Ben Carson Tells America: Donald Trump Is ‘Not A Racist’

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Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, and Ignore the Outrage Brigades

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I knew I was in for a good time in the beginning as the veteran comedian Dave Chappelle started off his comedy special more philosophically than comedically. Quoting Prince’s “1999,” Chappelle takes the song and makes it into a lesson about depression and suicide by bringing up Anthony Bordain.

Chappelle noted that Bordain was a world traveler, ate the greatest cuisine, and surrounded himself with fascinating people and still hung himself one day. A friend he knew, however, worked his way from being dead broke in the ghetto and clawed his way into a law school where he was a star student. He lost everything after his wife divorced him and took half of what little he had, leaving him destitute, working menial jobs, and living with his mother at 45.

“It never occurred to him to kill himself,” said Chappelle.

While the way he tells the story makes it funny, starting off his comedy special is genius in that it gets the audience into a mindset it carries with it throughout the special. It’s a lesson that we can take with us well after the special has ended too.

Don’t take everything so seriously.

Chappelle’s latest stand-up special is beyond fascinating. Throughout it I found myself laughing out loud at things I shouldn’t be laughing about, and even during segments where I vehemently disagreed with him to the point of feeling anger, it felt good to hear it. That may sound odd, but in today’s society, it becomes risky for a comedian to be offensive and someone having the bravery to offend everyone and not just one group is refreshing.

Chappelle even makes that point early in his routine in a moment that has now gone viral across the internet and even earned quite a bit of attention here on RedState itself.

Chappelle decides he’s going to do impressions and pulls off something rather genius. He starts by doing an impression of the founding fathers who tell a “n****r” to finish the Constitution so that they can go to sleep. The joke isn’t funny in itself, but it sets up the crowd to believe Chappelle is going to go one way when really he’s going the other.

He does a second impression and tells the crowd they have to guess who it is.

“Hey! Durr! If you do anything wrong in your life – duh – and I find out about it, I’m gonna try to take everything away from you, and I don’t care what I find out. IT could be today, tomorrow, 15 – 20 years from now, if I find out, you’re f***ing finished!” said Chappelle.

Before he could even ask who he was impersonating, people were already screaming out “Trump!”

“That’s you!” said Chappelle, pointing at the crowd.

“That’s what the audience sounds like to me!” he continued. “That’s why I don’t be coming out and doing comedy all the time because y’all n*****s is the worst motherf***ers I’ve ever tried to entertain in my f***ing life.”

What follows this is a stand-up routine that covers everything from Chappelle’s hatred of guns but his acceptance of needing to own one, his problems with the LGBT community (he calls them the “alphabet people”), abortion, how the #MeToo movement went overboard, and a takedown of Jussie Smollett. He also covers the Kevin Hart controversy and talks about growing up poor, how he doesn’t think Michael Jackson was a pedophile, and that R. Kelly really did do all the stuff he’s accused of.

Everyone will find something in this special to agree with and laugh about. Likewise, you will find things you disagree with and may even get angry over.

And this is why I believe Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” is a must-watch. It’s a pure celebration of honesty from a man during an era when being honest on a public stage may end your career forever. It’s a giant middle finger to the outrage brigades who promote cancel culture.

In other words, it’s everything I miss about comedy. It’s that ability to pull back the curtain on society and expose the ridiculousness that infects it sometimes. It’s comedy in its true form and it’s dying out with Chappelle, Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park being among the last of the holdouts.

And rest assured, the outrage brigades are already coming for Chappelle because of “Sticks and Stones.” Vice, for one, is encouraging people to skip it because of Chappelle’s “transphobia” and “misogyny” demonstrated throughout the routine. I won’t go into details as to why they hate it, but I will sum it up for you.

Vice is mad because Chappelle doesn’t treat the left’s sacred cows as the holy things they consider them to be. In their efforts to steer people away from the special, Vice proves Chappelle’s initial claim about the audience correct. Vice goes into things Chappelle said in the past just as Chappelle said they would.

But Chappelle doesn’t care, and I can’t tell you how refreshing that is. Even as I would feel he goes a bit far sometimes in some of his jokes, it just felt good to hear them.

You should watch Chappelle’s latest Netflix special because it’s a celebration of free speech and being honest in the face of mob threats. It’s not clean, it’s definitely not right at times, but it’s definitely fun and may have you looking at certain things like you haven’t before.

 

 

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Politifact Beclowns Itself (Again) in “Fact Check” of Joe Biden’s Claims About Trump and David Duke

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In this July 20, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in an electrical workers union hall in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

When it comes to so-called “fact checkers” like FactCheck.org, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, and Politifact, probably the worst of the bunch is Politifact.

Politifact isn’t exactly the type of fact checking organization that rushes to defend Republicans over false accusations or to take Democrats to task over the lies they tell. They’ve proved it several times over the last couple of months, with the exception of a “pants on fire” rating they gave to California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) earlier this month.

The latest example of their unreliability comes from a fact check they did today of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claim that Trump has never condemned racists like David Duke or Richard Spencer.

Here’s how they started it off:

In a speech in Iowa Aug. 20, Biden said:

“David Duke, head of the Ku Klux Klan, former head of the Klan. When that group came out of the woods, the fields, carrying those torches he said, ‘That’s why we voted for Donald Trump.’ He said he would take the country back. The white nationalist, Richard Spencer, he hailed Trump. He said, ‘This is the white nationalism we have been looking for.’ Did you hear him condemn either one of those people? Ever utter a word of condemnation?”

Biden didn’t answer his own question, but he was clearly stating Trump hasn’t condemned either racist leader.

Next, they don’t accuse Biden of lying, they just say he’s “exaggerating” about Trump’s criticisms of David Duke even though they admit in the very next sentence that Trump’s condemnation of David Duke “goes back decades.”

After that, they insinuate that Biden’s claim about Trump condemning Richard Spencer can’t be considered “pants on fire” false because of Trump’s comments about the Charlottesville riots (which they’ve wrongly mischaracterized):

But Biden exaggerates when he says Trump hasn’t condemned Duke at all.

Trump’s condemnation of Duke goes back decades, though sometimes Trump has been more forceful than other times. Trump has also criticized demonstrations in which Spencer participated. But then Trump also said that there were “very fine people, on both sides” at the Charlottesville, Va., march.

Sigh.

Throughout the piece, Politifact gives numerous examples of Trump condemning the KKK. Of Trump condemning David Duke. Of Trump disavowing racist protests like the ones put on or participated in by Spencer.

But even after definitively proving Biden’s claims were “pants on fire” false, they gave it a “mostly false” rating. In again saying Biden was merely “exaggerating”, they explain why here:

Trump didn’t condemn Duke when asked about him in an interview with Tapper on CNN in 2016. But decades before, he had clearly condemned the former KKK leader — and he did so after the Tapper interview, too. Some of his disavowals have been brief.

We can’t find an example of Trump condemning Spencer by name or being asked to do so, but he has criticized gatherings where Spencer, a white nationalist, played a major role, including Charlottesville.

But Trump has at times detracted from his own denunciation of racism. Most notably, Trump said there were “very fine people, on both sides” at the Charlottesville march. At other times his denunciations have seemed reluctantly made. But he has made them.

We rate this statement Mostly False.

This is simply not true, and they even have the complete transcript of the press conference on their own website of what Trump said after Charlottesville, which disproves their insinuation that the presser “detracted” from his denunciations of racism.

With fact checking outlets like Politifact and mainstream media outlets like NBC News and CNN, you literally cannot win. When you do condemn racists and racism, it’s still not enough.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Anti-Semitic Tweets From NY Times’ Political Editor Exposed Day After Publishing Scathing Editorial About Trump’s ‘Anti-Semitism’

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New York Times political editor Tom Wright-Piersanti was very busy on Thursday morning trying to delete a “years-long history of anti-Semitic and racist comments” from his Twitter page.

Shortly after Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle published his story on Wright-Piersanti, he began deleting his offensive tweets. It’s a mystery why he left them up for so long.

In one tweet, Wright-Piersanti writes that “I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So…. HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews.” (shown in Lynne Patton tweet below)

On the evening of December 15, 2009, he tweeted a photo of a vehicle with a Menorah on top. (shown in the tweet by Andrew Surabian)

Who called the Jew-police?

— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) December 16, 2009

Wright-Piersanti apparently doesn’t care for Native-Americans either.

Or farmers.

Horticulture sounds like Whore-tit-culture, those sick f**k farmers are probably whacking off onto their crops right now

— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) December 26, 2009

Or Asians either.

A tweet from May 18, 2010 read:

With asian babies, is it racist to say to the parents, ‘Aw, he looks just like you!’? What if you say it before you see any pictures?

It’s especially ironic to find the Times‘ political editor exposed as an anti-Semite and a racist just days after it was revealed that the newspaper has shifted their focus from attacking President Trump for Russian collusion to attacking him as a racist. In fact, on Wednesday, just as the NY Times‘ executive editor Dean Baquet told his staff in the leaked transcript obtained by Slate last week, the newspaper’s editorial board published an editorial which “lectured the president on antisemitism.” Here’s an excerpt:

In the bloody history of modern anti-Semitism, one of the most common justifications for violence is the inflammatory canard that the loyalty of Jewish citizens is suspect. President Trump has repeatedly employed that libel in recent days as part of a verbal assault on the Democratic Party. Such language is traditionally used to incite anger against Jews. Mr. Trump, surreally, is employing it in an effort to win Jewish votes.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell told Breitbart:

It is “very troubling” that Wright-Piersanti is making newsroom decisions at the Times particularly in the wake of the Times’ issues with antisemitic cartoons that promoted the newspaper to halt printing of cartoons in its international edition altogether.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. It is a human problem. We see it in the U.S., in Germany, in Europe – everywhere. But when antisemitic comments like these come from a New York Times newsroom insider, it is very troubling – especially because the NYT just decided to stop running political cartoons because they couldn’t stop the antisemitism coming from their cartoonists.

“This editor needs to be fired immediately and the New York Times leadership needs to explain how and why they overlooked this inflammatory and inappropriate language,” said former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Conservative radio host Dr. Sebastian Gorka told Breitbart that he “expects” this from the Times. “Since Walter Duranty’s apologia for the murderous Soviet regime, to the rank anti-Semitic cartoons of 2019, the New York Times has become a cess-pit of hatred and bigotry.”

A former White House official, a person of color, said of the tweets, “Wright-Piersanti’s tweets demonstrate an endemic culture of hatred inside the establishment media organization.” He added:

The vile hatred spewed by this New York Times editor is indicative of how liberal media continues to condone, promote, and celebrate racism. As a person of color, I am all too aware of how media marginalizes minorities and this is another example of that intolerant behavior being given a global platform to fester on the pages of the New York Times.

One GOP strategist, Arthur Schwartz, suggested that “the Times will promote him for his antisemitism rather than hold him accountable.” Schwartz, an adviser to Donald Trump, Jr. added, “This is hardly surprising coming from the newspaper that promotes and protects ‘The Squad’ and countless other bigots and hate mongers. He’ll probably get a promotion.”

Earlier this year, the newspaper came under attack over an anti-Semitic cartoon and announced they would no longer be publishing cartoons.

Last summer, the newspaper hired a young woman named Sarah Jeong to join their editorial board. Shortly after she was hired, numerous racist tweets were discovered on social media. I posted about this here. She was not fired and I doubt Wright-Piersanti will be let go either.

He appears to fit right in as the paper of record.

Update: 4:24 pm

New York Times spokesman responds to Breitbart’s request for a comment by tweet:

 

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Did CNN Put One Of Its Contributors Who Supports Trump On Ice?

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Would CNN ( also known as the Fredo Network) put a paid contributor on ice for defending President Trump in a safe, honest venue like a Prager University video? Damn right they would. The way that Trump jackhammers them on a daily basis you really can’t blame them.

According to various reports around the interwebs, Trump’s 2020 advisory board member and CNN contributor Steve Cortes might have been put on ice from commentary on the network. President Trump has noticed.

From Mediaite…

“Where’s Steve?” Trump has repeatedly asked — according to two unnamed officials who have heard the president make the remark in the White House.

The Trump surrogate recently got in some hot water with his colleagues over his characterization of media reporting on the president’s comments about Charlottesville. In a video for PragerU, Cortes accused the media of committing “journalistic malfeasance” by saying that Trump described Nazis as “very fine people.”

“Calling this a ‘malicious lie’ (which it’s not) and ‘journalistic malfeasance’ (which it’s also not) is a weird thing for someone who is a paid CNN commentator to say, given the network’s accurate reporting on the matter,” said CNN’s Oliver Darcy, in response.

I love how Darcy just says this is not true out of hand. If you actually watch the Prager University video it makes some points that Darcy and his pals would have trouble refuting without a teleprompter. Which means words that someone else wrote and or approved for them. ( Prager university video below for YOU to take a look.)

Now if my understanding is correct on how most contracts work on the news side of things in cable T.V. than Steve is getting paid no matter if they use him or not. Each contract is individualized to a certain degree but generally, that is how they go. Plus he is an at-will employee so if they want to pay him to sit they can do that until his contract runs out and then he can shop his services elsewhere.

I absolutely believe that CNN would “punish” someone this way for putting out an argument that goes against the narrative that is peddled and might deserve a fair debate. The powers at CNN don’t want any part of that. They just wanna cover-up for Fredo and Don and hope they can get a bigger share live than Rachel Maddow gets in re-runs.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think about it or if the Fredo network would do such a thing as freeze out a Trump surrogate that they are paying for his point of view.

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New Comedy Central Series Based in Chicago Will Intentionally Avoid Any Mention of the Jussie Smollett Story

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Show creators deem the issue untouchable – “There’s nothing funny about it.”

In the Comedy Central program “South Side” — midway through its inaugural season — they have shown a willingness to feature real-life stories and characters involving the setting of program, the city of Chicago. However, in a recent interview, the show’s creator and head writer declared firmly that the most risible story to come out of the city this year is completely off-limits. There will be no mention at all of the Jussie Smollett controversy.

Describing the incident as “embarrassing”, writer/producer Bashir Salahuddin told The Wrap that they will not be addressing the Smollett story in any fashion. “It’s a straight-up tragedy,” Salahuddin says by way of explanation. A tragedy — describing the hoax that Smollett himself perpetrated all because he wanted to leverage a better salary for his role on the primetime drama “Empire”.

“South Side” follows the lives of two men living in South Chicago, plying their trade and also working side hustles for extra money. The program has incorporated stories and sports figures rooted in the city, so the question of whether the event surrounding Smollett — a Chicago resident himself, and the location of his hoax — was a valid one. But the head of the show has shut down any mention of the incident.

This continues the hesitancy of many in the entertainment industry to train a satirical eye on the people and events on the left side of the political spectrum. Recall during the Obama years how reticent the late-night talk shows, and Saturday Night Live had been to make sharp comments or crack jokes that were overly critical of the President. Contrast this with how swiftly Donald Trump was served up on these same shows, well before he had even been inaugurated. (It is noted, SNL was willing to create a segment that mocked Smollett.)

This desire by content creators to treat one side with kid gloves shows a self-neutering that completely undermines any of the commentary and satirical heft to which they might try staking a claim. Salahuddin, a former head writer for Jimmy Fallon, wants to seem to have a social commentary bite, but in turn he has removed some of his own teeth. “The whole situation is unfortunate,” he says in sidestepping the story entirely. “There’s nothing funny about it.”

Nothing funny. A celebrity stages his own hoax, and does so for venal purposes. The hoax itself was a comedic misfire, and the players involved also carried mockable traits. Now roll in the involvement of corrupt local officials, the media coverage, and Smollett’s own behavior in the media following the incident. Hell, you even have a number of national political figures and Presidential candidates who foolishly weighed in on the “attack”.

Despite all of that fertile material the head writer cannot see anything that could possibly be used for show content. This will not do much to illustrate just how connected to the inner workings of the city the show will be going forward.

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They Want The New York Times’ 1619 Project To Be Taught To Your Kids

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Often, when something controversial happens, reporters will go out and find random, nobody accounts to say “Look, there is outrage over this!” In truth, the “controversial” thing isn’t really controversial, but people need the outrage clicks in order to survive.

So, when I say “They want the New York Times‘ 1619 Project to become a curriculum,” I want you to know right off that I didn’t just find a couple of nobody accounts.

The “1619 Project,” if you hadn’t heard, is a special issue of New York Times Magazine that focuses on America’s history with slavery. Virtually every piece is fraught with historical inaccuracies and is clearly stated by the Times itself that it is meant to be a “reframing” of American history. The essays within are written not by historians, but opinion writers who specialize in racial grievance.

It is one thing to say that America has struggled with (and, yes, it does continue to struggle with) racial issues. It is quite another to say that essentially every core moment of American history is defined by its compulsion to keep slavery in some form or another protected. It is not only wrong to say this, as the essayists in the 1619 Project do frequently, but flatly ignorant of the actual truths of American history.

Many conservatives raised concerns over historical inaccuracies, and naturally progressives took it as a sign that we felt “threatened” by the “truth” – another falsehood of many regarding the project. In fact, it isn’t that we consider it a threat, but a fear of what will inevitably be taught to our children. It’s not a fear of the truth, either, because there is so very little of that in the theses presented in the project.

If you think we’re concerned about “indoctrination,” though… well, that’s actually what it is. We can pretty easily tell that’s what it is because people who have influence and clout are calling for it to essentially become a curriculum taught in American schools.

No, not some nobody accounts with seven followers and a video game character for a profile picture. Real people who, upon reflection, you would totally expect to call for something like this.

Folks like Deray.

The leading essayist, Nikole Hannah Jones, and the Pulitzer Center.

Public speaker and activist Brittany Packnett.

The Southern Poverty Law Center-founded organization, Teaching Tolerance.

It’s not difficult to search for actual people with real influence calling for an upending of how history is taught. It is, however, worrisome that there is so much push to make something so historically inaccurate the basis for teaching U.S. History.

To assume the things that are assumed by the New York Times, you have to ignore actual evidence. You have to ignore the work of the Founding Fathers. You have to ignore the colonies that existed before the first slave ship arrived in American. You have to ignore the strides America has taken.

Are we perfect when it comes to the treatment of black people in America? Of course not. Are we doing better than we were during the era of Jim Crowe? Objectively yes.

It is not hard to teach U.S. History and be inclusive and acknowledging the horrible mistakes of the past. I know this because I teach the subject. It is an unavoidable topic when you talk about it, from the Revolution to the Civil War to Reconstruction. You can’t breathe easier after that, because you still have the working conditions of black workers during the Progressive Era, the attempts to segregate federal workers by Woodrow Wilson, and the entire Civil Rights era.

And even today, you can’t talk about modern history without gesturing broadly at the last couple of decades.

But, you can’t do it justice by teaching the 1619 Project as a curriculum to students. You are teaching them false information and you are telling them that it is okay to ham-fistedly force evidence to fit a pre-conceived thesis, rather than use evidence to help you develop a thesis. The former is what every essayist in the 1619 Project did. They had this idea that America is bad and terrible and everything that supposedly makes it good is built on slavery. In reality, slavery was a major part of the problems of America, but it isn’t still propping up American capitalism, just like it never really was during the days of the British colonies in the Americas.

You cannot allow flawed theses to become a curriculum. You can’t base a curriculum on opinion writers and reporters. They aren’t historians. They don’t spend their whole lives focusing on history. They use what other people have researched and written about history to draw conclusions and try to convince you that they are right.

The best curricula lay out the facts and encourage students to form their own opinions, and use evidence to form those opinions rather than force evidence to fit their opinions. The 1691 Project fails in this regard as much as it fails at being a historically-accurate project. The New York Times should be ashamed of the final project, but we all know that stirring up racial grievance is, in fact, the goal of the paper.

After all, they said as much themselves

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Gingrich On 1619 Project: The Tragic Decline Of The New York Times Into A Propaganda Paper Worthy Of Pravda

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On Monday night, investigative journalist Sara Carter appeared on “Hannity” and recalled some wise advice she had once received from the editor of the small newspaper in California where she got her start. He told her the following:

You don’t shape a narrative. You let the story come to you. As an investigator, you go out, you see it, you collect the evidence and then you report it to the American people or to the local community that I was covering.

This is journalism. And I suppose there was a time when the New York Times practiced it. Over time, however, the newspaper gradually moved away from journalism and began to embrace activism. Certainly, their coverage of the Russian collusion story over the last several years is evidence of this shift. Still, the Times tried to keep up the pretense that they were journalists.

After their executive editor, Dean Baquet’s comments to newsroom staff were leaked to Slate and then to the public last Thursday, it became clear that the paper of record has abandoned journalism. Instead of journalists, they are now activists.

As activists, they have an agenda. Currently, they have two goals. First, they want to paint President Trump as a racist. Second, through what they call the “1619 Project,” the newspaper hopes to “reframe America’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York wrote that the basic thrust of the 1619 project is that everything in American history is explained by slavery and race. He explains:

The essays go on to cover the economy (“If you want to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.”), the food we eat (“The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.”), the nation’s physical health (“Why doesn’t the United States have universal healthcare? The answer begins with policies enacted after the Civil War.”), politics (“America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.”), daily life (“What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot.”), and much more.

The Times even claims one of the reasons our founders fought the Revolutionary War was to protect slavery. I guess when an editor openly admits that his plan is to “reframe history,” a certain amount of liberty with the truth is implied and should be expected.

So Baquet assembled his troops to pass on the new narrative. He told his staff:

Race in the next year and I think, to be frank, what I hope you come away from this discussion with – race in the next year is going to be a huge part of the American story. And I mean, race in terms of not only their relationship with Donald Trump, but Latinos and immigration.

Sounds like he’s shaping the news to me.

This, ladies and gentlemen is the new New York Times. And, given their enormous influence over the rest of the mainstream media, I suppose the rest of the press will hop on the bandwagon.

Newt Gingrich appeared on “Fox and Friends” to weigh in on this travesty.

The whole project is a lie. Look, I think slavery is a terrible thing. I think putting slavery in context is important. We still have slavery in places around the world today, so we need to recognize this is an ongoing story. I think certainly if you’re an African-American, slavery is at the center of what you see as the American experience. But for most Americans, most of the time, there were a lot of other things going on. There were several hundred thousand white Americans who died in the Civil War in order to free the slaves.

I saw one reference that the New York Times claims that the American Revolution was caused, in part, to defend slavery. That is such historically, factually false nonsense that it is embarrassing the New York Times is doing this.

But, if you saw the recent leaked interview town hall meeting with the New York Times editor, he basically said, look, “We blew it on Russian collusion, now we’re going to go to racism, that’s our new model, the next two years will be Trump and racism.” This is a tragic decline of the New York Times into a propaganda paper worthy of Pravda.

(Relevant segment begins at 1:48)

Political strategist and author Jeffrey Lord also appeared on Hannity and addressed this story. “Sean, what the New York Times is engaged in is the Stalinizing of American history…The left wanted to do a total rewrite of American history and remake the story that we’re founded in racism. It’s all about race.”

(Relevant segment starts at 35:00)

Conservative talk show hosts and their guests are outraged by this latest revelation. We’ve known all along that the mainstream media led by the New York Times and other large outlets such as CNN and MSNBC were advancing a bogus narrative to damage President Trump. But now, we have an editor assembling his staff and actually dictating marching orders. The New York Times has issued a call to action.

The most important question of all is, what do the American people think about this? I would imagine those on the far left will support it. But what about the ones who truly matter, the independents? Now that this plan has been exposed, I don’t see any way this can end well for the once great newspaper.

This is no longer journalism.

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Video: Tim Scott Blasts Beto and Other Dems for Trying to “Dupe” African-American Voters With Claims of Racism

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A deliberate and persistent theme among Democrats running for president is that Donald Trump is a “racist” president who African-American voters should not trust.

It’s not a new tactic, of course. Democrats have called every Republican president or presidential nominee a “racist” to varying degrees going back decades, but this time around they think it will stick. A big reason why is because the left’s mainstream media allies have dropped all pretense of neutrality on Trump and have openly decided to join in on the accusations themselves.

Nearly every 2020 Democratic candidate has made the claim a focal point of their campaign. But in the aftermath of the horrific El Paso mass shooting earlier this month that killed 22 and injured dozens more, the former El Paso Congressman has amplified the accusation tenfold and made it part of his central theme that America was “founded on racism.”

On a campaign stop he made over the weekend in the red state of Arkansas, here’s just some of what O’Rourke said:

“In this country, though we’d like to think otherwise, was founded on racism, has persisted through racism, and is racist today. And if you don’t want to accept that phrase, or that word, or that distinction, look at this: there’s 10 times the wealth in white America today than there is black America,” O’Rourke explained. “There’s 2.3 million people behind bars tonight while we enjoy our freedom, disproportionality comprised of people of color, the largest prison population on the planet bar none.”

Watch:

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) appeared on Martha MacCallum’s “The Story” program on Fox News Monday night and was shown video clips of Democrats like O’Rourke repeatedly playing the race card and denigrating the country they want to represent. In response, Scott slammed them:

“No, not at all,” Scott told MacCallum, responding to a question about whether Democrats’ strategy for winning African-American voters will work. “This is an opportunity for the Democratic Party to try to figure out a way to dupe the African-American voters, not only in South Carolina but around the country because they really have nothing but empty promises to run on.”

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“There is nothing left to try to reel in the African-American community,” said Scott, “because President Trump and the Republican Party has done a very good job of focusing on improving the economic outcome of people who have been struggling for the last decade under the previous administration, so we now have a chance to have a contrast between the parties of the right, the right side and the party and policies of the left going the wrong direction.”

Watch the full segment below as Scott explains in detail why Democrats can’t credibly focus on issues like the economy, unemployment, and reforming the criminal justice system – because Trump is already doing it. He also noted it was a mistake to assume what African-American voters wanted in a presidential candidate could only be offered by Democrats:

Scott said earlier this month that his run for reelection in 2022 would be his last.

Related –>> The NRA Wipes The Floor With Beto O’Rourke After His Weekend Visit To An Arkansas Gun Show

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