Brent Bozell, Fox News, June 26, 2015
You cultural fascists have struck again.
You have shown you will say most anything, and do most anything to advance your radical agenda. But that’s not enough, is it? Your intent is to ban any opposition. Your goal is to ban even the expression of dissension.
Now it’s the Confederate flag.
I don’t know what’s more offensive, your disgusting character assassination or the outright embarrassment of politicians and businesses quaking in their shoes at the thought they might be next on your hit list.
You demand it be banned from society because you insist society accept your definition of what it represents. As usual, you are using a horrific event, and the victims of that horror, as your excuse, just as you used a pro-life extremist detonating a bomb to smear the entire pro-life movement, just as you used a crazed gunman opening fire in a movie theater to advance your radical agenda to ban all guns.
Now it’s Dylann Roof. He commits an unspeakable act of racist violence. What does the Confederate flag have to do with it? It is the symbol you’re using to suggest America is, and always has been racist.
So many are so intimidated and run away like an Iraqi army.
Let me tell you who you’re tarring with your smear campaign. Charlie Daniels is a friend of mine. I know and am friends with members of The Outlaws. I’ve met the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. I’ve seen The Allman Brothers in concert. They all sing about the South. Their millions of fans wear caps emblazoned with the Confederate flag. The Stars and Bars waves throughout the arenas.
You’ve called them all racists.
Racists? How dare you. They are celebrating Southern rock music–period.
You are insulting millions of NASCAR fans who do the same simply as a celebration of their Southern heritage. You are besmirching the memory of the thousands of Confederates who fought for their right to secede–and openly opposed slavery. Start with Robert E. Lee.
Tear down your own damn flags. The “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski was a terrorist, and a murderer, and a supporter of Greenpeace. Tear down your environmentalist flags. There are black racists waving black power flags. Tear them all down.
A gay fanatic shot and grievously wounded a security guard at the Family Research Council. His intent was to murder as many employees as possible. Tear down all LGBT flags.
But you won’t, of course. You cultural fascists are also raving hypocrites.
I have a Confederate flag proudly displayed in my home. It’ll stay. This afternoon I’m going to buy two or three more. Why? Just to defy you.