The new Neil Armstrong biopic, “First Man,” starring Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is due to hit theaters Oct. 12, but the iconic moment when Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon's surface has been intentionally omitted. Read more on this here.
Gosling defended director Damien Chazelle's decision to omit the scene, saying that the historic voyage was a "human achievement." He added that Armstrong was "extremely humble" and never considered himself to be "an American hero."
"No, he just saw himself as an American," said Pat Gray, who was filling in for Glenn Beck on Friday's episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Pat was thoroughly disgusted by the deliberate omission of such a proud moment in our country's history.
He read a statement from Gosling ,reported by Business Insider: "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."
"You mean the 400,000 Americans?" asked Pat emphatically. "It wasn't 400,000 Soviets or Chinese or French. It was 400,000 Americans."
"It's one of mankind's biggest achievements and it was done by Americans," Pat continued. "It was done after the vision was laid out for us by JFK, and he said in the next decade we will do this, we will do it not because it's easy, but because it's hard ... it cost a lot to get it done, both in blood and treasure. So to rewrite history, when you do the movie about it, is ridiculous. It's insulting."
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