Producers of a new movie about the moon landing have altered history in a shocking attempt to push an America-bashing narrative.
One of the proudest moments in US history, when Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on the moon in 1969, was completely eliminated from a new film about the astronaut, “First Man,” which was unveiled at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday.
“They decided not to use the flag in the film,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt announced on “Fox & Friends” Friday.
The glaring omission of the stars and stripes was not an accident, but fully intended as Ryan Gosling, the Canadian actor who plays Armstrong, argued that the accomplishment “transcended countries and borders.”
“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it. I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible,” the actor told the Telegraph.
“So I don’t think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil,” Gosling said.
“I’m Canadian, so might have cognitive bias,” he added. Damien Chazelle, the director of “First Man” is French-Canadian.
The Fox News crew had a different view from the actor.
“Uh, here’s what I think: Ryan Gosling is an idiot,” co-host Pete Hegseth said. “He’s a global citizen who thinks a bunch of humans got together and said we’re going to go to the moon.”
“No, one country, compelled by capitalism, by free people, with a vision, said we’re going to do this,” he continued. “Yet revisionist actors in Hollywood then preach to us that it was a human achievement, and American had nothing to do with it?”
Armstrong, who died in 2012 at age 82, had previously spoken about the controversy in 1969 over whether a US or United Nations flag should be planted on the moon.
“In the end it was decided by Congress that this was a United States project. We were not going to make any territorial claim, but we were to let people know that we were here and put up a US flag,” he had said, according to the Telegraph. “My job was to get the flag there. I was less concerned about whether that was the right artifact to place. I let other, wiser minds than mine make those kinds of decisions.”
What actually happened on that historic July 20, 1969 moon landing can be seen in the NASA video footage showing Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin proudly planting Old Glory on the moon’s stark and desolate surface.
“First Man” got rave reviews from critics and is set to be released October 12.
“This is where our country’s going,” Earhardt warned. “They don’t think America is great, they want to kneel for the flag, for the anthem. They’re scared to use the American flag. It’s Hollywood.”
Plenty of patriotic would-be movie goers agreed, slamming the Hollywood left which is perfectly happy with a film that pushes the narrative that America was never great.
Maybe Universal Pictures (@UniversalPics) should hear from Americans about this foolish and pernicious falsification of history? I imagine it’s not too late to add a scene to the movie. Otherwise, we can all stay home and re-watch Apollo 13 on TV. https://t.co/Z4qQvn3vAg
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 31, 2018
Neil Armstrong was a naval aviator. He became the face of victory in the space race with the Soviet Union. He was an American hero. He planted an American flag on the moon and if you’re trying to tell me he’d be ok with wiping out that history to sell tickets in China youre wrong
— Tony Stark (@NatSecElitist) August 31, 2018
As someone who was in college in 1969,the moon landing was NOT a “Human”achievement It was a USA achievement! The rest of the earth cheered us on but we did it. Stop rewriting history!! https://t.co/Ugc23Di4Dx
— john coale (@johnpcoale) August 31, 2018
Did Neil Armstrong view the mission to the moon as a great American achievements on behalf of all mankind? More importantly the American flag was planted on the moon. I wonder who financed the movie? #RevisionistHistory https://t.co/gfPagHyYCZ
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) August 31, 2018
Completely and utterly stupid on the part of the makers of this movie.
The planting of the first flag on the moon was one of America’s proudest moments. I don’t see how you make a movie about Neil Armstrong and omit his role in it. https://t.co/QG96dpD5mP
— Josh Perry (@MrJoshPerry) August 31, 2018
A film about Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, and they pretend he didn’t post an American flag. Reprehensible. https://t.co/j7VsrOPoVH
— Michael Q Sullivan (@MQSullivan) August 30, 2018
It was American ingenuity. It was American technology. It was American risk taking. It was American funded. It was an American landing. It was an American first step. IT WAS AN AMERICAN FLAG.
Another Hollywood attempt at rewriting American history.
— Mari-Ann M Henry (@coffeequeen4lif) August 31, 2018
WTF – Where’s the flag? If true, this might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of. The race to the moon was all about the US vs USSR. Don’t tell me Neil, @TheRealBuzz , Collins or any of those other 400,000 people who got them there would approve of this decision. pic.twitter.com/8Vc7hZLxwk
— rps (@bob_savas) August 31, 2018
This is the history liberals want.
— OMG WTF USA? (@TracerPing) August 31, 2018
It’s supposed to be a movie about a true life story. I don’t see why they shouldn’t have portrayed it as it happened with the flag
— My Name Is M (@MarkSinatra) August 31, 2018
People oversees don’t care, it’s an American story. This is pandering to the far-left at home.
— Pinch (@Pinch20399778) August 31, 2018
Kennedy is rolling in his grave at the state of the #DemocraticParty
— ❌The Reformed Republican ❌ =🚫🦏 (@Slaughtertrades) August 31, 2018
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