MSNBC isn’t known for being fair.
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.
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.
Since Nike Pulled US Flag Shoe, Arizona Might Pull Plug on New Nike Plant https://t.co/ujvZygmfCF
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 2, 2019
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.
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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