Hollywood trashes history: Purposely omits placement of American flag in new movie about moon landing

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.

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“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.


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