The New York Times is strongly safeguarding editorial board participant Mara Gay after she was commonly torn for stating she was \"disrupted\" at the view of \"loads of American flags\" flying in Long Island.
Gay had herself grumbled about the assaults that followed her look on MSNBC very early Tuesday in which she said Donald Trump supporters flew the flag to state that \"this is my country ... not your country.\"
\" I see I'm being trolled with the American flag today. Trolling a Black journalist with the American flag is not the own some people think it is,\" the Times board member and also MSNBC factor tweeted.
After outrage grew throughout the day, the Times' public relations group tweeted a statement late Tuesday urging that her plainly listened to comments had actually been \"irresponsibly secured of context.\"
\" Her disagreement was that Trump and also many of his fans have actually politicized the American flag. The strikes on her today are ill-informed and also grounded in bad-faith,\" the main New York Times Communications Twitter handle composed.
That protective soon became the brand-new emphasis of assault, with lots of sharing the clip of Gay's interview to support what she said.
\" Spin away-- we heard her loud and clear,\" previous Fox Information and also NBC host Megyn Kelly replied.
\" I viewed the entire interview. Nothing was taken out of context,\" one more fan composed, while a single person tweeted, \"It had not been in print as well as misinterpreted, we all heard it.\"
\" I'm not taking a position on whether her comments were right\/wrong\/great\/ racist, however the spin you're providing has really little to do with what she actually claimed,\" tweeted a handle called Typos of the New York Times-- also saying that the public relations team's message should not have hyphenated \"breach of contract.\"
Others compared the paper's defense of Gay to the treatment of traditional voices there, most visibly Bari Weiss, that resigned last year after affirming that she 'd been bullied by her own associates there.
\" I don't remember your protection of @bariweiss when she was mercilously struck (by some of your own) yet another person at the Times is truly called out for being activated by the American flag as well as instantly every person else is * irresponsible *, * uninformed * and acting in * bad faith *,\" created Joel Petlin, superintendent of the upstate Kiryas Joel Institution Area.
Others, nevertheless, protected Gay and also the Times' PR action, stating that the board participant was clearly referring to how the flags were being used together with anti-President Biden messaging, as well.
\" The American flag is not troubling, it being utilized by people that also have Trump flags as well as desire the US to be just for whites, is troubling,\" @SpringF_kx wrote.