NYT: Mara Gay’s Anti-American Flag Comments ‘Irresponsibly Taken Out of Context’

The New York City Times structure in New york city City, August 3, 2020. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

The New York City Times launched a declaration through Twitter Tuesday night declaring that the remarks made by editorial board member Mara Gay, in which she stated she was “disturbed” by the sight of the American flag, were “irresponsibly taken 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,” the publication composed.

Throughout a look on MSNBC Tuesday, Gay commented that she was “disturbed” to see “dozens of American flags” showed behind the trucks of Donald Trump advocates throughout a weekend journey to Long Island, New York City. Gay included throughout the interview that she was agitated by obscenities targeting President Biden defined on a few of the trucks.

The paper’s action followed numerous outlets depicted and knocked Gay rhetoric as apparently anti-American.

“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 stated.

As the discussion on MSNBC relied on the topic of race, Gay stated, “I think that as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with whiteness, this is going to continue.” She kept in mind that lots of Americans do not understand the genuine risk published by brightness.

“That is the real concern. Because, you know, the Trump voters who are not going to get onboard with democracy, they’re a minority. You can marginalize them, long-term. But if we don’t take the threat seriously, then I think we’re all in really bad shape,” Gay stated.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.