NY Times defends Mara Gay for claiming she was ‘disturbed’ by American flags
The New York Times is strongly protecting content board participant Mara Gay after she was extensively torn for claiming she was “disturbed” at the view of “dozens of American flags” flying in Long Island.
Gay had herself whined concerning the strikes that followed her look on MSNBC very early Tuesday in which she stated Donald Trump supporters flew the flag to state that “this is my country … not your nation.”
” I see I’m being trolled with the American flag today. Trolling a Black reporter with the American flag is not the very own some individuals think it is,” the Times board member and MSNBC contributor tweeted.
After outrage expanded throughout the day, the Times’ PR group tweeted a statement late Tuesday firmly insisting that her clearly heard remarks had been “irresponsibly gotten of context.”
” Her disagreement was that Trump as well as much of his fans have politicized the American flag. The assaults on her today are ill-informed as well as grounded in bad-faith,” the official New York Times Communications Twitter handle wrote.
That defensive quickly ended up being the new focus of strike, with several sharing the clip of Gay’s interview to support what she stated.
” Rotate away– we heard her loud and clear,” previous Fox Information as well as NBC host Megyn Kelly replied.
” I viewed the whole interview. Absolutely nothing was taken out of context,” an additional fan created, while someone tweeted, “It had not been in print as well as misinterpreted, most of us heard it.”
” I’m not taking a placement on whether her remarks were right/wrong/great/ racist, but the spin you’re offering has extremely little to do with what she actually claimed,” tweeted a take care of called Typos of the New York City Times– likewise stating that the public relations team’s message need to not have hyphenated “breach of contract.”
Others compared the paper’s protection of Gay to the therapy of traditional voices there, most noticeably Bari Weiss, who resigned in 2022 after declaring that she had actually been harassed by her very own associates there.
” I don’t remember your protection of @bariweiss when she was mercilously assaulted (by a few of your own) yet somebody else at the Times is rightfully called out for being set off by the American flag and all of a sudden everybody else is * reckless *, * uninformed * and acting in * bad faith *,” wrote Joel Petlin, superintendent of the upstate Kiryas Joel College Area.
Others, nonetheless, safeguarded Gay and the Times’ public relations response, stating that the board member was plainly describing how the flags were being utilized along with anti-President Biden messaging, as well.
” The American flag is not disturbing, it being used by individuals that also have Trump flags and also desire the US to be just for whites, is troubling,” @SpringF_kx composed.