[See NewsBusters for more.] CBS This Morning Saturday embraced the idea that, of course, journalism is activism and we should all just get used to it. Co-host Michelle Miller on July 17 cheered Nikole Hannah Jones, the author of the historically corrupt 1619 Project as the modern day Ida B. Wells, a woman who heroically battled the KKK as she exposed the horrors of lynching. At no time in the segment did Miller mention the historical misrepresentations of the 1619 Project. Instead, she wondered, “Can you be a journalist and an activist today?” Of course Hannah-Jones said yes.
CBS Cheers 1619 Project as Example of the Best of ‘Activist’ Journalist