This morning on MSNBC Mara Gay, a member of editorial board for the New York Times, made the statement that seeing pickup trucks with Trump flags and ‘dozens of America flags’ really disturbed her:
Here’s the quote:
“I was on Long Island this weekend, visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing, because essentially the message was clear, it was, ‘This is my country. This is not your country.'”
This has been going around all day and I’ve not been able to get to it yet. But now I see that the response to Gay’s comments has been so overwhelming, that the New York Times has actually issued a tweet claiming that Gay’s comments are being taken out of context and that she’s a victim of the ‘bad-faith’ attacks:
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
This defense did not go over well on Twitter:
Spin away – we heard her loud and clear.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2021
She's disturbed by seeing American flags. What exactly was taken out of context? The word "American"? Or the word "flags"? Air ball. https://t.co/ZQ3gu7EKbm
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 9, 2021
That's literally not what she said. We all saw the video. https://t.co/Fmc2d0A9Ke
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 8, 2021
Interesting, considering that's not what she said. https://t.co/DvXr8R70Mc
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) June 8, 2021
Uh huh. https://t.co/KQwiapa4wj
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 9, 2021
This bold-faced lie from NYT + the near universal blackout from MSM reporters about Hunter Biden using the n-word repeatedly, are both emblematic of how the leftwing media will always circle the wagons to protect their own and those they agree with politically. https://t.co/qElUrF0v5t
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 8, 2021
She hates the American flag BECAUSE TRUMP LIKES IT!
Thank you, New York Times. I needed that clarification. https://t.co/Xo5kr9fiWT
— Derek (@SuitableAlias) June 9, 2021
Just as a reminder, Mara Gay is the math genius who thought that Bloomberg could give every American a million bucks out of the amount he spent on his primary campaign, which was $500 million. Looks like not much has changed…