Chinese state-run media outlet China Global Television Network is promoting the far-left, revisionist history initiative known as the “1619 Project,” affirming the group’s narratives such as how 1619 “should actually be seen as America’s year of birth.”
Appearing in China Global Television Network (CGTN), an outlet which serves as a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, the op-ed “Barr & Trump Try To Rewrite Slave History But Fail In Reality” also contains several digs at President Trump and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr.
The nearly 800-word piece hypes the findings of the 1619 Project, a New York Times affiliated initiative aimed at infusing American history taught in classrooms with social justice narratives. It’s central thesis is that America’s birth year is 1619, the year slaves first arrived, as opposed to the conventionally accepted year of 1776.
CGTN agrees with the project’s findings, insisting 1619 “should actually be seen as America’s year of birth”:
The outlet also criticizes President Trump’s efforts to remedy the influence the 1619 Project has amassed throughout American classroom by launching a Patriotic Education Commission:
The article is replete with personal attacks on Attorney General Barr and President Trump, insisting the two are “kindred souls” on the subject of “poorly calculated, shocking, and totally insensitive remarks.”
The article confirms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s criticism of the project as a “Marxist” initiative favored by the Chinese Communist Party: “They want you to believe Marxist ideology that America is only the oppressors and the oppressed. The Chinese Communist Party must be gleeful when they see the New York Times spout this ideology.”