The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize this week for an essay that is part of its anti-American 1619 Project that the Times admitted was historically inaccurate.
The lead essay, written by the Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones, introduced the Times’ dive into American slavery to pin the nation’s origins on the practice extinct in this country for more than 150 years.
At the end of Hannah-Jones’ article, the Times included an editors’ note that states, “A passage has been adjusted to make clear that a desire to protect slavery was among the motivations of some of the colonists who fought the Revolutionary War, not among the motivations of all of them.”
The note clarifying a substantial error then links to a much lengthier “update” from Times Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jake Silverstein added seven months after publication while the paper was actively pushing schools to adopt the collection of essays into curriculum.
Since the legacy paper’s project launched, many historians have taken issue with the Times’ rewriting of history to characterize the nation’s creation as built solely on racism.
On Monday, the Capital Research Center released a dynamic, eight-minute documentary debunking the project, providing illustrative insight into the Times’ attempt to radically change the nation’s understanding of the American founding with fake history. Watch here: