Have the rest of you noticed something about network news? When CBS News needed someone to interview about the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, they went to their speed-dial and got Ibram X. Kendi to say that we must also convict America. When CNN needed someone to talk about the shooting death of Ma’Khia Bryant, they called up … Ibram X. Kendi to ask what would have happened if the attacker had instead been rich and white?
We’d missed this a couple of days ago, but we guess CBS News didn’t want to burn out Kendi so they turned to historically challenged 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones to talk about police reform, which is tough, seeing how modern policing arose from slave patrols.
Nikole Hannah-Jones explains how the role of modern policing can be directly traced back to slave patrols.
“It’s difficult to reform an institution that, in many ways, is doing the exact function that it was created to do” pic.twitter.com/upXe5D3OPv
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 21, 2021
Fact check? Laughably, ridiculously false.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) April 21, 2021
Wut? This is ridiculous
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) April 22, 2021
The original function of slave patrols was to capture innocent people who were brutally enslaved. The function of the modern police is to capture criminals. If you can't tell the difference between victims and criminals, you might be the de facto editor of the New York Times. https://t.co/dOxmaijeZj
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 22, 2021
Why does the media tolerate this type of bullshit? ?
— Dan Remy (@picassosenemy) April 22, 2021
Tolerate it? They encourage it.
Try doing a little research before misinforming the public.https://t.co/Rsj4o50ShK
— Tod Ashby (@TodAshby) April 22, 2021
— Radical Centrist, wrathful tantric deity (@RadCentrism) April 21, 2021
This is insane, and completely historically false.
— Pookiebug (@couchwarmer247) April 22, 2021
Here she goes making more crap up.
— Sean Holland (@chesneefootball) April 22, 2021
She is such a manipulative grifter.
— Mike Komblevicz (@mikekomb) April 21, 2021
This isn’t true.
— Paddy (@windycityneolib) April 21, 2021
This is a pack of lies.
— Jack Tar’s Revenge (@tar_revenge) April 21, 2021
— John Rodger (@johnrodger1969) April 21, 2021
Wow, given that there are police forces in the near totality of locales on earth are we to assume that each of these stems from slave patrols of centuries past as well?
— J_Alex (@j_a_lex) April 21, 2021
This opinion piece is not fact. As a matter of fact it’s completely wrong.
— Nicola (@SundaySaucy) April 22, 2021
Hilarious. I read every comment up to this time. Like 3-4 people agree with NHJ. The rest realize she’s full of it. Thank you. Maybe Twitter isn’t the worst.
— Guy Named Len (@theChapLen) April 22, 2021
That is incandescently stupid.
— Judge Smails (@JSmails) April 21, 2021
I still can’t believe so many people this charlatan seriously.
— Nick (@NickE2121) April 21, 2021
Historians pleaded with the New York Times to make a list of “prominent corrections” to its Pulitzer-winning 1619 Project, which schools are now using for their history curriculum.
The first police force in the U.S. was organized in 1844 in New York City, a free state. This woman makes stuff up to fit her own aggrieved narrative of the United States. It's all fiction though.
— Dave Sylvester (@DaveSylvester11) April 21, 2021
‘Trying to rewrite history’? Nikole Hannah-Jones has apparently decided to avoid future charges of hypocrisy by wiping her Twitter slate clean https://t.co/fFRJW2aHmB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 9, 2021