PBS Backlash After Criticizing RNC’s Cawthorn

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn recently delivered a powerful speech at the Republican National Convention, but the left-washed media took his monologue and stamped it as a “direct rebuke” to those protesting social injustice, including NBA players.

Cawthorn is paralyzed from the waist down after being involved in a car accident when he was 18 years old. He is a 25-year-old trying to become the youngest member in Congress, a title currently held by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30. 

Despite his disability, he made a point to rise from his wheelchair to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. 

“You can kneel before God, but stand for our flag. The American idea my ancestors fought for during the Revolutionary War, is just as exciting and revolutionary today as it was 250 years ago. I say to Americans who love our country, young and old, be a radical for freedom. 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. Thank you, and may God bless America,” Cawthorn said.

PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor criticized Cawthorn’s speech on Twitter by making a point that standing up and suggesting all Americans should stand during the pledge of allegiance and national anthem is a direct rebuke of people protesting police brutality. She specifically pointed out black athletes who are currently sitting out games. 

His choice to stand is unacceptable? Is that really their point to prove for a paralyzed man who just loves his country? It’s hard to justify what the left is saying when they turn everything into some weird BLM trip. Everything is a “rebuke” of BLM these days. 

Alcindor’s comments spurred tons of backlash online, including more than 10,000 responses to the polarizing critique. 

“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,” said Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway.

Others mocked Alcindor for turning a story of a paraplegic standing into some act of white supremacy. This is not journalism, it is pure liberal commentary. Others tagged Alcindor in images of disabled veterans from Soldier Strong, a group that serves injured veterans, standing up for the national anthem during the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Cawthorn carried an incredible message and we should be proud to see people not playing victim. The left should worry more about the communities that are burned down because a few athletes knelt for a Marxist message and less about a man’s choice to stand for a country he loves and respects. That would be real journalism.