Not surprising. I sure hope they includes Jones’ belief in ancient African technology.
If the meager leavings of Colin Kaepernick’s mediocre existence as a media personality can lead to biographical projects at Disney and Netflix, the 1619 Project’s revisionist history is much more fertile ground for an industry that has already been barraging us with black nationalist revisionist history. And who better than Oprah, the queen of the cult of self-help, to cash in on this.
Lionsgate and media maven Oprah Winfrey have partnered with 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times to develop Hannah-Jones’ interactive project, The 1619 Project, along with the NYT podcast, 1619, into an expansive portfolio of films, television series and documentaries, unscripted programming and other forms of entertainment.
It’ll be like the Marvel universe. But even more politically correct.
Getting this from Deadline is helpful because you can more easily follow the money. The New York Times was looking to develop its scribblings into properties, at the very least books, but then a podcast, cha-ching, a curriculum, more cha-ching, and movies, documentaries and series, major cha-ching.
Brainwashing Americans with anti-American propaganda is obviously a huge selling point, but the Times was looking for projects it could turn into big money.
This was very much it.