“The first thing you have to do is you have to load the place with police.”
“…the 1776 founding of the nation could not be allowed to be regarded as a milestone in the idea of human liberty.”
Stephen Glass, call your office.
“How many Pulitzer prizes have gone to essays that have had to subsequently publicly correct one of their core claims?”
“In attempting to summarize and streamline, journalists can sometimes lose important context and nuance.”
“The United States was not, in fact, founded to protect slavery…”
“…which combine to impart a fundamentally misleading impression.”
“I’m literally embarrassed that this is the argument put forth…”
“The words put forth in 1776 would inspire people all over the world…”
“I am troubled that this is designed to make its way into classrooms…”
“…leaves us fighting over dueling narratives about the past based on political agendas of the present.”
Irony, 2019 style.
“These are really dangerous tropes. They’re not only ahistorical, they’re actually anti-historical.”
“…how slavery shaped modern capitalism and workplace management norms.”
“Us peacefully sitting in the park is not gonna bring change.”
Chief Outlaw to the rescue