The answer is a paralyzed hot mess.
A “free” society is not a society that is worried about an individual’s feelings above all else.
A “free” society is a society which allows and tolerates everybody’s beliefs and feelings.
That being said, according to Brian Flood of Fox News, “The New York Times says airing the national anthem on TV could trigger viewers who hear ‘political overtones.’”
Are we getting “political overtones” confused with patriotic overtones?
What is “political” about hearing and/or seeing the national anthem unless you’re anti-American?
“The New York Times ‘poo-pooed’ the long-standing tradition of television stations airing The Star-Spangled Banner because some night owl viewers could be offended by the ‘politically charged’ national anthem.”
The New York Times “poo-pooed?”
Well, like I said, they are creating a “hot mess” after all.
Again…, if you’re “offended” by the national anthem and consider it “politically charged,” then you’re probably either a very confused liberal…, someone here illegally in the first place…, or you are an enemy of our country…, and in any case I’m glad you’re offended.
“The piece, written by culture reporter Julia Jacobs, is headlined ‘Local TV Revives a Bygone Tradition: Airing the National Anthem,’ and declares that the song can ‘be a dividing line’ for some Americans.”
“Culture reporter?” Why, how snooty and pretentious of you!
“The Times [Ms. Jacobs] noted that ‘one of popular culture’s generational divides’ is whether or not you are old enough to remember the days when ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ aired on television stations. The national anthem was historically played late at night, going back to the advent of television, typically amid visuals of patriotic imagery before the station signed off until the next morning.”
THIS is a generational divide of our culture?
I hardly think so, seeing that most of the people under 30 don’t even watch what us older folk would consider TV per se. They watch things on their TV, but they don’t watch typical TV channel broadcasts, or even satellite or cable for that matter.
‘“Now, the early morning hours are filled with rebroadcasts and infomercials, eliminating any practical reason for a formal sign off,’ the Times [Ms. Jacobs] wrote.”
What kind of imbecile has nothing better to worry about than whether they’re playing the national anthem on TV at 4:00 AM in the morning or not?
That’s really digging deep to promote your anti-American ways!
“Some stations have revived the tradition but the Times wrote that some viewers ‘might hear political overtones’ as a result. Gray Television, CBS and Nexstar Media Group have led the way, with the National Anthem now played on more than 350 stations across America, according to the Times.”
‘“The decision to revive the anthem tradition comes at a time when overt allegiance to The Star-Spangled Banner has become one of the lines that separate blue and red America,’ the Times reporter wrote.”
Why say “blue and red?” Why not say liberals and conservatives, or democrats and republicans?
Let’s not be afraid to name those who are overtly anti-America and those who are overtly pro-America.
Let’s draw a clear line and let people choose what side they’re on.
“Author, Tim Young asks, ‘Should it shock anyone at this point that the New York Times is trying to get people to be outraged at the airing of the National Anthem?’”
‘“It’s inspiring that local news is returning our National Anthem to an important place in our culture. It’s astonishing that The Times would see that as a bad thing,’ Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News. ‘But if you pay close attention to the story, the paper admits that the left, including journalists, doesn’t like the national anthem. That shows exactly who and what they really are.’”
Yes it does, Mr. Gainor…, yes it does.
“The paper admits that television executives haven’t heard many complaints and feedback has been ‘overwhelmingly positive,’ but that tidbit is buried roughly 1,400 words into the story.”
“Political satirist and author Tim Young told Fox News that this story “truly reveals the mindset” of the Gray Lady [“the Gray Lady” is a nickname for The New York Times newspaper].”
‘“Should it shock anyone at this point that the New York Times is trying to get people to be outraged at the airing of the national anthem? Their piece is written as if viewers should be skeptical of every element of the song and accompanying video,’ Young said. ‘They don’t like America and its anthem and they want you to dislike it as well.’”
“In the span of a week, the Washington Post calls a terrorist psychopath a ‘religious scholar’ and the Times is upset about the national anthem being played. These are supposed to be America’s top two news publications, and they seemingly hate America.”
What if I said I find The New York Times and The Washington Post offensive?
Would they maintain their integrity and shut down the publication of their newspapers?
Of course not.
People who find liberal speech or actions offensive are dismissed out of hand and ignored by the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media.”
In this fascist, liberal socialist world, they are promoting, the arbiters of what is deemed offensive are the ones who wield the power.
And “they…,” “the ones…,” would be the anti-Americans…, the liberals…, the democrats.
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