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Supreme Court Justice Attacked for Patriotic Flag by NYT

The New York Times is going after Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for displaying patriotic "An Appeal to Heaven" flag.

Once again, The New York Times has trained its sights on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, this time over a historical flag dubbed the “Appeal to Heaven” flying at one of his private residences. This is the second attack this month, a clear sign that woke media outlets are scraping the barrel to find anything that might stick in their crusade against conservative figures.

The Times’ piece, which took issue with the “Appeal to Heaven” flag—a symbol from the American Revolution—is not just a reach; it’s a giant leap into the absurd. This flag, which is featured prominently in early American history, represents the colonists’ right to appeal to a higher authority against British oppression. The flag itself is embedded in our nation’s struggle for independence and is a recognized symbol of the fight against tyranny. 

However, The Times has twisted it into a “provocative symbol” merely because it was seen at the January 6th Capitol riot. This flag, flown outside Alito’s New Jersey beach home, is being portrayed as a beacon of radicalism and loyalty to former President Trump, stretching the narrative to ridiculous lengths.

The focus on a flag and the attempt to link it to political extremism showcases a broader strategy by the left-leaning media to paint conservatives with the broad brush of radicalism. This isn’t just about a piece of fabric waving in the wind; it’s about symbolically tarring a Supreme Court Justice. The New York Times‘ persistence in these flag tales reveals a troubling trend where media outlets are willing to forego journalistic integrity to engage in character assassination. This is not what journalism should represent. It should be about illuminating truths, not constructing narratives to fit a political agenda.

In a sane world, flying a historical flag wouldn’t be grounds for a scandal or calls for judicial recusal. Yet here we are, where every symbol a conservative displays is dissected and potentially used as ammunition by political opponents. If The Times and its cohorts continue down this path, they risk not only their credibility but also the very essence of balanced reporting. Justice Alito, like any other American, has the right to display patriotic symbols of historical significance without being vilified. This ongoing saga is less about ethics and more about a concerted effort to undermine conservative voices at the highest levels of our judicial system.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.