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.
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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 is definitely an asshole and most likely a coward.” pic.twitter.com/mhgj6j0rlP
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 8, 2021
It’s meant to convey we’re a conservative white country? Um, where does it say that on the flag? It says far more about the folks on the left who think this way and who read in their own prejudices onto the flag. Do they know that people of color can fly their flag on the back of their trucks too, and do? That people of all political stripes do? Do they understand that it says no more than the people are honoring their country? Anything else you are seeing is something that’s in your own head. Our flag and flying it on a vehicle does not mean that. They’re labeling people racist for wanting to fly the American flag, without anything more.
What this is about is a liberal elitist take on Trump supporters and Americans in general.
Then they got burnt on that ridiculous limb on which they are going out.
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— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) June 9, 2021
So are all those Biden folks racist insecure jerks as well? Can they explain these problematic pictures for us?