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‘Just Disturbing’: NY Times Journalist Admits Being Triggered by ‘American Flags’

    If you are an American who seeks news from sources that share your values, you might want to steer well clear of the New York Times.

    New York Times Editorial Board Mara Gay appeared on MSNBC and railed against the “threat” from Americans who love their country and fly the flag proudly.

    “This is another area where Democrats really need to get serious about talking about what this threat is,” said Gay.

    “The need to stop being surprised by all of this and start taking it seriously,” she continued. “You know, it’s really concerning to me that the Democrats haven’t just gone ahead, at this point, and said ‘we’re doing this on our own,’ in terms of getting a commission together to explain to the American people how we allowed the insurrection to take place in the Capitol.”

    “I think that really needs to move forward swiftly. You know, the reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population,” Gay continued. “I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters continuing to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others.”

    There was no threat of the 2020 election being overturned by unarmed protesters on January 6th, many of whom were allowed by Capitol Police to enter the building. The rioters provably killed no one, but a minority committed crimes such as vandalism and theft.

    Leftists who equate such an event to a “coup” that posed an imminent threat to the entire nation are lying. Such people have no business running a personal blog, let alone one of the most influential publications in the world.

    Furthermore, Mara Gay explained how she found basic American values to be synonymous with “whiteness,” and said that the sight of flags flying in Long Island was “just disturbing.”

    “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, with 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,” Gay said, “and I was really disturbed, I saw dozens and dozens of pick-up trucks with, you know, expletives against Joe Biden, 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.'”

    If you want to read an anti-American publication whose board members find American flags to be “disturbing,” feel free to read the New York Times.

    If you’re an American who loves the country, values freedom, and last but not least, honesty, there are plenty of other publications out there that share your values. Start reading them instead.


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