On the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements in the history of the world, the Apollo 11 mission, the mainstream media seems to be going out of its way to present the American accomplishment in as negative a light as possible. "The celebration of the event, The Washington Post told its readers that" the culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-friendly, and mostly white and male. " The New York Times also presented the "giant leap for mankind" from the lens of race and gender, but also managed to portray the oppressive Soviet Union as the true "winners" of the space race
"America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into the orbit ̵
In response, Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who has lost his eye in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2012, posted a question for his hundreds of thousands of followers
"Why is that every time something has the potential to bring us together – in this case, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – leftists media outlets do their best to undermine the notion that Americans should be proud of their country? " asked Crenshaw
Like the Times, the Post took an identity-politics-heavy approach to commemorating Apollo 11 anniversary. 19659008] "Back then, in the '60s, rocket scientists were the badass dudes of innovation, just the title was about the highest brainiac accolade that could be given. in a piece on the "hard-charging space program" promoted by Post this week. "As NASA worked relentlessly to meet John F. Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the moon by decade's end, it turned to the nation's engineers. Many of them were fresh out of school, running the gamut from mechanical to electrical engineers, because that's "
" In archival Apollo 11 photos and footage, it's a 'Where's Waldo?' "Heller writes, adding later:" The space program imagined the future, but the community of trim haircuts, shaved chins, white shirts (with contractors' embroidered badges embroidered on their pockets) and pressed slacks, led by many veterans of World War II, seemed decades removed from the prevailing culture that was shaggier, angrier and sometimes stoned. "
As The Daily Wire noted earlier this week, Post's piece was met with overwhelming backlash online. "It would not be a celebration of American ingenuity without the Washington Post finding a way to crap all over it," Twitchy wrote in his coverage of the blowback. A few examples of responses:
"Toxic masculinity!" wrote one critic. "God damned heroes," added another. "Just like the WaPo newsroom at the time," noted another. "Is this satire?" asked one guy. "Moon bad," mocked another. "What's wrong with y'all?" Asked The Daily Wire's Josh Hammer
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