The New York Times isn’t one to shy away from pushing the Left’s agenda.
They routinely run with information out of context and craft “stories” to push the Left’s identity politics on their audience.
And now The New York Times just crossed the line with this Memorial Day attack on the U.S. military.
Memorial Day is meant for Americans to take time and reflect on those members of the armed services who have paid the ultimate price in order to preserve the freedom we enjoy every day.
But over this Memorial Day weekend, The New York Times‘ editorial board warped the truth to fit the Left’s narrative of identity politics and published an article claiming that the U.S. military was taking the holiday to celebrate institutional white supremacy.
And The Times was really not subtle about it at all.
The article was titled, “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” and took a premier spot in The Times‘ Sunday editorial section.
The Times‘ article insisted renaming military bases after “American heroes, not racist traitors” in reference to those named after Confederate generals.
The article continued to reference Fort Benning in Georgia as an example, which is named after Henry Lewis Benning, who as a Confederate general “devoted himself to the premise that African-Americans were not really human and could never be trusted with full citizenship” and pointed to what The Times called his “now-famous speech in 1861” where “he told secession conventioneers in Virginia that his native state of Georgia had left the union for one reason – to ‘prevent the abolition of her slavery.’”
Of course, The Times continued to reach about how Benning’s speech “strongly resembled that of present-day white supremacists – and reference the race war theme put forward by the young racist who murdered nine African-Americans in Charleston five years ago.”
The Times‘ decision to write and run this article reveals they will stoop to any low – including perverting what should be a solemn day of remembrance.
There are many stories The Times could have ran for Memorial Day weekend that highlighted American valor – but they opted to push identity politics and their own political narrative on their audience.
This behavior is disgusting and a slap in the face to any of those armed service members of color who had to wake up to this over the weekend.
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