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Journalism is dead. That fact was made abundantly clear by New York Times staff writer and founder of the factually-inaccurate 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones in an appearance on the CNN’s so-called “Reliable Sources” Sunday, where she argued that the media couldn’t legitimately treat the Republican Party fairly because they were a “rogue” organization and being fair would be “picking sides.”
In a segment about The Times’ recent controversy where they were bullied by radical leftists inside the newsroom into apologizing for publishing an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Hannah-Jones claimed the “main issue” was that Cotton was “in the party of power” and “he wants to use the military to suppress dissent.”
That was a lie. Cotton’s op-ed was about President Trump invoking the Insurrection Act to crack down on the rioters and looters plunging American cities in chaos.
She also asserted Cotton’s piece wasn’t subjected to “the normal fact-checking process that anyone making such claims should go through, and making assertions that our own reporters had discredited through their reporting.”