Watch: On MSNBC Betsy Ross Flag Compared to Swastika, Viewers Told It 'Has to Be Dealt With'


MSNBC isn’t known for being fair.

Or smart.

Or even good at news.

But now it has delved in to the deep mire of anti-American propaganda.

MSNBC recently allowed guest Michael Eric Dyson to compare the Betsy Ross flag to symbols of the most hateful and deadly regimes in history.

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The flag has come under scrutiny recently because of Nike’s decision to pull a line of shoes days before release after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained that the flag symbol on the heel was offensive.

During the segment, MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson asked Dyson to respond to the idea that Nike’s actions might be just another example of “PC culture run amok.”

His answer was shocking.

“Why don’t we wear a swastika for July 4th?” Dyson quipped, insinuating the Nazi symbol is morally equivalent to an early American flag. “Because, I don’t know, it makes a difference. The cross burning on somebody’s lawn. Why don’t we just have a Nike celebration of the cross—those symbols are symbols of hate. So we can take PC culture back.”

Dyson misses the point.

The Betsy Ross flag didn’t stand for evil. It wasn’t the banner for a racist regime. In fact, any racist use of the flag is so rare it is almost impossible to document.

But even if there are a few anecdotal stories of angry racists holding that flag, the fact remains that the flag has been around over 200 years without so much as a complaint or thought that it represented anything controversial.

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Do you think there is any comparison between the Betsy Ross flag and the Nazi swastika?

Contrary to Dyson’s argument, it is exactly PC culture that is the problem. The politically correct camp find words and phrases that trigger a small element of their fringe group and then assign evil and racist intentions to those that use them. But when fringe leftists groups do something terrible — here’s looking at you, Antifa — it’s rare to get a left-leaning personality to condemn it.

No reasonable person would question why Nike pulled a cross-burning shoe from its shelves or cancelled distribution of a “Heil Hitler Max II.”

But MSNBC isn’t interested in pointing out unreasonable comparisons. MSNBC is only interested in propping up virtue-signaling athletes and the foolish claims of pompous professors.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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