PBS Liberal Hack Offended By Paraplegic Standing for the American Flag
If we were to really think about, we’re sure we could come up with a worse example of a reporter than PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor, but it would take some work. Particularly over the past year, Alcindor seems to have decided that her best shot at fame and journalistic fortune is to adopt the April Ryan/Jim Acosta mode of reporting on the White House, abandoning any sense of ethics to simply become an activist pundit. Her questions at White House briefings are reckless and blatantly biased. Her commentary on PBS NewsHour might as well be written by the leadership of Black Lives Matter. And that’s not even getting into her social media feed, which is just south of Cher on the CrazyMeter.
Alcindor is surely used to getting pushback on her tweets, remarks, and questions, seeing as how most of the country is not as rabidly radical as she is. But she might not have been prepared for the backlash that came Wednesday after she decided it would be a good idea to criticize Republican House candidate Madison Cawthorn, who appeared at the Republican National Convention.
Cawthorn, whose legs were paralyzed after a 2014 car accident, used the close of his speech to put on an inspiring display of patriotism.
“Don’t cower to the mob,” he said, standing up out of his wheelchair with the assistance of a walker. “Keel before God, but stand for our flag. Be a radical for liberty and be a radical for our republic for which I stand, one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.”
Was this meant as a shot across the bow at kneeling NFL players? Of course. Does everyone need to share the same opinion about these disrespectful protests?
Well, Alcindor clearly thinks so.
“Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem. It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police brutality,” she huffed on Twitter.
Others on social media were unimpressed with Alcindor’s commentary.
“The activist below found a way to turn a paraplegic standing up in his wheelchair an act of white supremacy,” tweeted Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller.
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway said, “If you thought, ‘certainly nobody could attack this man in a wheelchair for standing up at the end of his speech,’ you haven’t met our completely insane White House press corps, currently viciously attacking a paralyzed man for not sharing their far-left political views.”
National Review writer Jeff Blehar was stunned by Alcindor’s tweet. “How on earth could you possibly turn the rather moving act of a FREAKIN’ PARAPLEGIC rising for the national anthem into some weird BLM trip? When someone holds the door open for you, is that a rebuke of BLM too? My patience for takes like this has reached its limit.”
Yeah, ours too, Jeff. Ours, too.