We brought you the story of how New York Times editorial board member and MSNBC analyst Mara Gay went after the American flag as “just disturbing.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 8, 2021
The New York Times then tried to justify her comments saying they were taken out of context.
New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay’s comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context. Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag. The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith.
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) June 8, 2021
Of course, they weren’t taken out of context. They were even worse in context, with her claiming that we needed to separate America from “whiteness” and basically calling Trump supporters and frankly anyone who flew the flag on the back of a truck, a racist. The fact that the New York Times would defend the comments when they are on video says a lot about how far gone the “paper of record” is.
But this again revealed the problem that people on the left with race and white people. And others on the left doubled down on what Gay was saying, despite the New York Times effort to try to clean it all up.
Here’s Michael Harriot, senior writer for The Root.
There’s nothing wrong with the American flag but Mara Gay was right.
Anyone who flies an American Flag on a pickup truck is a whole different breed of white people.
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) June 9, 2021
A “different kind of white people?” No, there’s a word for this. It’s called prejudice.
Then there was Charlotte Clymer, who echoed Gay and Harriot.
Warning for graphic language.
This is what Mara Gay is talking about.
I’ll speak for myself here: I’ve folded countless American flags for the loved ones of fallen service members, and when I see this, all I can think is: “Yeah, that person
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