“New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay’s comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context.”
Mara Gay of the New York Times talked about how “disturbed” she was recently to see so many Trump flags and American flags on trucks on Long Island on MSNBC.
She wanted to make the point that the Trump “threat” still exists. She seemed genuinely shocked that there are still Americans who support Trump.
Gay’s view is a fascinating view into the mind of the progressive media elite.
Brandon Gillespie reports at FOX News:
NYT, MSNBC’s Mara Gay: ‘Disturbing’ to see ‘dozens of American flags’ on trucks in Long Island
MSNBC contributor Mara Gay said Tuesday that she was “disturbed” to see “dozens of American flags” flown by Donald Trump supporters during a weekend trip to Long Island, New York.
The left-wing editorial board member for The New York Times was also distressed by what she called expletives on the trucks against President Biden, describing the flag-flying Trump supporters as sending a clear message: “This is my country … not your country. I own this.”…
“I think that as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with Whiteness, this is going to continue,” Gay said, turning to race and adding that “Americanness” and “Whiteness” needed to be separated.
“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 explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing … Essentially the message was clear. This is my country. This is not your country. I own this,” Gay said.
When did Long Island become a conservative hotbed? Isn’t it safe to assume that some of those people on Long Island who fly American flags are Democrats?
Watch the clip below:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 8, 2021
The New York Times ran to Mara’s defense over this, claiming that people took her comments 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
By the way, does the name Mara Gay sound familiar? It should if you follow politics.
This is the same person who thought Bloomberg's $500 million in campaign spending could have been divided into a million dollars for every American. https://t.co/PbOCMyRsPH
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) June 8, 2021
Seriously. Gay said that. The Wrap reported in March of 2020:
Brian Williams, NY Times’ Mara Gay Dragged for Bad On-Air Math About Bloomberg Campaign Spending
New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay and MSNBC anchor Brian Williams were mocked Friday for a not-so-great demonstration of their math skills on the air Thursday night when neither realized that $500 million divided among 327 million people would not give each person $1 million.
Of course, they got ridiculed online, but not just by amused viewers. Some media and television veterans, like former Fox Newser and current Sinclair host Eric Bolling, pointed out that MSNBC’s producers were also at fault for creating a whole full-screen graphic of an unverified assessment from a third party and letting Williams and Gay discuss it without ever checking the math.
I totally forgot about this.pic.twitter.com/0YrwaVvf6D
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) June 8, 2021
Mara Gay is part of the media smart-set. These people play a significant role in framing policy on ‘free’ healthcare and ‘free’ college.
All I want to know is, where do I go for my ‘free’ million bucks?
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