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Public Radio Station Uses Taxpayer Dollars to Create Replacement for Confederate Flag

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CORRECTION: MRCTV initially cited National Public Radio as having commissioned the design of the new flag.  It has come to our attention that the project was commissioned by local New York station WNYC. WNYC is an independent public radio organization. NPR is not involved with the content they produce. We apologize for the error.

In the wake of the nationwide effort to remove the Confederate flag, a New York based radio show, broadcast on a publicly funded radio station, commissioned a design company to come up with a replacement. Here's the design that the branding group 70Kft came up with as an alternative for southerners who wish to display their regional pride.

In an interview with AL.com, 70kft's founder, Gus Granger described the concept behind the new design.

“The South is unique as a region in that it already has an informal definition,” he explained. "The problem is that, obviously, this community that people feel so passionate about “has out of date visual assets to help define its identity.”

While not a total eyesore, the new flag is sure to raise objections among traditionalists. Whereas the the "Stars and Bars" served as a clear indication that an individual was from the south, the new flag looks more like it belongs on the helm of a cruise ship or hanging in front of the embassy of a newly formed European nation that recently broke off from its mother country.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

 

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