Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Military Leaders Demand Apology For NBC Correspondent’s Claim That "American Sniper" Chris Kyle Was Racist Killer
Jessica Chasman at the Washington Times reports on the retired military leaders who are demading an apology from an NBC reporter (not a columnist or a commentator, but a so-called objective reporter) who made rash and insulting statements about the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
More than 20 retired generals and admirals, along with dozens of other retired military officers, have reportedly joined the Media Research Center in writing a letter demanding an apology from NBC’s parent company Comcast after a news correspondent claimed on-air that slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle engaged in “killing sprees.”
“[Kyle] is a hero, not a talking point for a smug journalist,” the group wrote in a letter, signed by more than 60 retired military leaders, to the Comcast Board of Directors being delivered Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported.
The letter comes after Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin said during a Jan. 29 segment of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that critics have described Kyle as having “racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment.”
In their letter, the brass and veterans demanded an on-air apology: “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. Such rants do not add anything to a thoughtful discussion of public policy regarding Iraq.”
The group said they turned to Comcast only after being repeatedly denied an apology by NBC News.
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Note: Chris Kyle appears in the above 2012 Defense Department photo.