On Monday May 25th, The Washington Times ran this headline, “Pentagon bashes the New York Times over ‘white supremacy editorial.”
Top Pentagon officials late Sunday blasted The New York Times for a Memorial Day weekend editorial that criticized the military for naming bases after Confederate generals.
The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” ran in Sunday’s print edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.”
The editorial singled out Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and other installations named for military figures who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The National Director of the Knights Party based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “I can’t believe how much our White American heritage and history comes under attack in our White, Christian country. Our enemies are constantly trying to erase the history of our once great country, and so many people are ok with that. Can you imagine if a flood of white people invaded a non-white country and tried erasing its people, heritage, and history. You’re probably thinking “why would we do that? Why would we try to change a country.” Well, that’s what you should be saying about our country. Why do you tolerate it here?”