Nothing exemplifies the state of the media higher than the truth that an nameless Twitter account with fewer than 30 followers dunked throughout an award-winning elitist on the New York Times.
Over the weekend, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the wacky creator behind the Times’ 1619 Project, received right into a fierce Twitter battle with a random account referred to as @rekrapnyc.
The spat started after Hannah-Jones declared that Europe is just not a continent and referred to as anybody who thinks in any other case a racist.
“What if I told you Europe is not a continent by defintion [sic], but a geopolitical fiction to separate it from Asia and so the alarm about a European, or civilized, or First World nation being invaded is a dog whistle to tell us we should care because they are like us,” Hannah-Jones tweets.
That’s when Mr. Rekrapnyc and his 20 Twitter followers challenged Hannah-Jones and broke her in plain sight.
Take a glance:
She’s preventing about what a continent is with somebody who has 20 followers. And she’s dropping. pic.twitter.com/Czn3FLf02n
— Jarvis (@jarvis_best) February 28, 2022
@rekrapnyc has since gained nearly 1,000 extra followers.
You would possibly marvel how Hannah-Jones could possibly be this shamelessly dumb so usually on a public platform. Let us clarify:
Hannah-Jones has just one instrument, and he or she’s not expert sufficient to use it successfully. She finds examples of occasions that don’t have anything to do with race and calls the individuals of them racist. In this case, those that are paying consideration to the disaster in Ukraine and who consider Europe is a continent are the racists.
But she has no thought why agreeing with the encyclopedia that Europe is a continent is racist, so others run roughshod over her inane statements with ease.
“Every journalist covering Ukraine should really, really look internally. This is why I say we should stop pretending we have objectivity and in instead acknowledge our biases so that we can report against them. Many of us see the racialized analysis and language,” Hannah-Jones tweeted Sunday.
Hannah-Jones is just not good. Her data of geography and geopolitics is as restricted as her understanding of racial dynamics. She is only a grifter who calls others names to maintain the cash coming.
Yet despite her struggles as an expert, cronies within the press proceed to run interference for her. Hours after her unusual continent remark, NPR started closely selling Hannah-Jones’ upcoming kids’s guide, which goals to categorize children as oppressors and oppressed.
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson, authors of “The 1619 Project: Born on the Water,” focus on the significance of educating younger individuals concerning the historical past of slavery and racism in America with honesty and respect.https://t.co/gjQyrKkzqx
— NPR (@NPR) February 28, 2022
It’s unclear whether or not @rekrapnyc has fact-checked Born on the Water but. But for the sake of the kids, we hope he does quickly.