CNN Blames GOP ‘Plunging Into Culture War’ for Attacks on 1619 Project

Scott Whitlock | May 4, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for more.] CNN scored an exclusive interview with the founder of the hard-left 1619 Project, but rather than grill Nikole Hannah-Jones about the gross historical errors from the indoctrination effort, New Day’s Brianna Keilar mostly tossed softballs. She began by blaming Republicans for fighting back against the 1619 Project’s attacks on America: “Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell plunging into the culture wars, calling for the education secretary to abandon curriculum in American schools that McConnell says tells a revisionist history of the country's founding.” So it was Mitch McConnell who “plunged” into the culture wars? Not Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project erroneously claiming slavery was the reason for the American revolution? After reading a quote from McConnell saying, “Americans never decided our children should be taught that our country is inherently evil,” the New Day host tossed this softball: “I know you take issue certainly with that characterization. What is your reaction to this letter?”

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