NY Times: Mara Gay’s Comments Were ‘Taken Out of Context’

NY Times: Mara Gay’s Comments Were ‘Taken Out of Context’

June 9, 2021

The New York Times released a statement on Tuesday defending columnist Mara Gay for stating on MSNBC’s Trump-obsessed, anti-white racist show Morning Joe that she was “disturbed” by trucks bearing American flags or pro-Trump messages and insisted we must “separate American-ness, America, from whiteness.”

“You know, the reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others,” Gay had claimed falsely. “I think that as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with whiteness, this is going to continue. We have to figure out how to get every American a place at the table in this democracy but how to separate Americanness, America, from whiteness.Until we can confront that and talk about that, this is really going to continue.

“I was on Long Island this weekend, visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed,” she continued to whine. “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. I own this.’ And so until we’re ready to have that conversation, this is going to continue. What really is concerning to me as well is, it’s not just Democrats in Congress. I think there’s a large percentage of Americans, even some of my colleagues in journalism, who are invested in some way in pretending that this isn’t the threat that it is. That is the real concern.”

“New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay’s comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context,” the New York Times Communications Twitter account wrote in a tweet. “Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag,” the Times account added. “The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith.”

False. Her attacks on American patriots are grounded in bad faith. The racist Gay and her hate-mongering employer the New York Times are propagandists smearing and demonizing 80+ million Trump-supporting patriots, to marginalize them politically and justify violence against them. That is the real anti-democratic threat to America.

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