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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NBC under fire over reporter’s claim sniper Chris Kyle was ‘racist’

NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.”

More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.

“Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the subject of the blockbuster movie “American Sniper.”

Host Joe Scarborough was taken aback by his colleague’s comments, saying, “All right, when we come back, Ayman is going to kick around Santa Claus.”

The letter, which the Washington Examiner said was sent out Tuesday, demands an on-air apology from Mohyeldin.

“Mohyeldin’s statements were an inexcusable slap in the face to the widow of Chris Kyle and to all those in the armed forces who continue to serve our country in harm’s way,” they wrote in the letter.



Anonymous said...

I read an informative article which had one enlightening sentence that stated: "Political correctness is a style of politics in which the more radical members of the left attempt to regulate political discourse by defining opposing views as bigoted and illegitimate."

Anonymous said...

Racism is a concept promoted only by those who profit by it.

Anonymous said...

And, "Muslim" is now a race? OK

Anonymous said...

Comments made by a jealous academic who has never been in the service, been to war or fired a firearm.

Anonymous said...

Time to put CK behind us and move on.There are bigger fish to fry.

Anonymous said...

Comment was on NBC, which is owned by Comcast.

And employs the recently suspended Brian Williams.

And employs Al Sharpton.

And employs the nitwit who made the comment described in the posting.

Consider the source, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Boycott COMCAST.