The taxpayer-funded, far-Left propaganda outlet National Public Radio (NPR) reported on Wednesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tweet of a new Florida license plate with the Gadsden flag on it has “reopened the debate” over the controversial flag.
“The imagery of the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag dates to Benjamin Franklin but has, for many, come to symbolize a far-right extremist ideology and the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement that sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election results,” Scott Neuman’s report claimed.
DeSantis tweeted out the image on July 30 and promoted pre-orders for the plates, with proceeds going to the Florida Veterans Foundation.
Throughout the NPR piece, Neuman quoted critics such as — predictably — the Southern Poverty Law Center, a far-Left smear organization.
The SPLC “says it’s become clear that the flag has been used for some ‘really awful’ causes, most notably the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where violent protesters attacked police as part of an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election,” Neuman fear-mongered.
NPR’s tweet promoting the article read, “Gov. Ron DeSantis said a new Florida license plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a ‘clear message to out-of-state cars.’ Critics say it symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.”
“Critics say” is the Left’s dog-whistle alerting NPR’s Progressive listeners that whatever follows the phrase is the politically correct talking point. In other words, NPR is telling its audience the Gadsden flag is a far-right hate symbol, and by extension Ron DeSantis is a dangerous extremist.
Has NPR or any other mainstream media outlet today ever warned about a dangerous far-Left extremist ideology?