Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends suggests that 9-11 memorials are in danger of being removed like Confederate statues.

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

During an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Kilmeade asked if he had any concern about the future security of the Flight 93 National Monument, which he suggested could become a target for activists in the same way that statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson have become targets. 

“Do you worry 100 years from now someone’s going to try to take that memorial down like they’re trying to remake our memorials today?” he asked. 

Zinke didn’t directly respond to Kilmeade’s question, and he only issued a vague platitude about learning from history. 

“Well I’m one that believes that you know we should learn from history,” he replied. “And I think our monuments are part of our country’s history. We can learn from it. Since we don’t put up statues of Jesus, everyone’s going to fall morally short.”

I am not sure how having statues of Jesus would make us all moral, but this entire conversation is so stupid that it makes my head ache.

The majority of the Confederate statues were put up between the 1890's and the 1950's to glorify the Civil War and to remind Black folks that people fought and died to keep them in slavery.

That is not even remotely like building a monument to those who died in the biggest terrorist attack in American history.

Just the very fact that this has to be explained to the host of a cable news program suggests that Fox News should be removed from the airwaves to preserve the intelligence of the American people.


  1. Anonymous6:29 AM


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  2. Anonymous6:33 AM

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    1. Anonymous7:17 AM

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    2. Anonymous7:18 AM


    3. Anonymous8:31 AM


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  4. Anonymous8:12 AM


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  5. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Ju$'T' Pray for ME!

    "Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!"

  6. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Is he really that f*cking stupid? Firearms are weapons. The Revolutionary war, the war of 1823, the Mexican War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Second World War,... were all fought with firearms on both sides

  7. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Putting up confederate monuments could be compared to putting up monuments to the 9-11 Saudi terrorists. And YES, those would be torn down. Immediately.

  8. Anonymous9:08 AM

    One part of America is trying to evolve. The other part is trying to cling to the past. It's a bad balance.
    Can't end well.

  9. Anonymous9:38 AM

    OT? Move on...
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    1. Anonymous1:41 PM


  10. Anonymous9:48 AM

    I love history and I am all for learning from history. Problem is when history gets it wrong or just out right lies.

  11. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Now that Sarah Palin is a nobody for Trump and she is hardly a Republican, she is useless. What else can she do but create 'history' and hope it survives any future upheavels to remain as the best version of history? Her versions may be the only one to survive, if civil war is in the future.

    1. Anonymous11:24 AM

      I would detest if this guy writes our history.... Newt Gingrich: historian? (Fact Checker biography)

    2. Anonymous12:25 PM

      We all know who wants to control the news. He will be glad to control who writes history.

      Perhaps this was his greatest deception of the 2016 campaign.

  12. Olivia10:00 AM

    If the 9-11 memorials are commemorating the terrorists then they should be torn down too. How many of those have been erected?

  13. Anonymous10:24 AM

    This is absurdity. The 9/11 memorials are for the memory of victims and survivors. Not the perpetrators of the acts. Confederate memorials directly honored those who elicited violence and death. What kind of moron cannot see the difference. Sheesh!

  14. This ass suggested the biggest false equivalency ever.

    What an idiot.

    Sad thing is there are even dumber idiots that will swallow his crap.

    Look to Trump regurgitating his talking points if ever asked.

  15. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Zink is an imbecile. He talks in circles. He really is stupid trying to always say something profound .He is an arrogant fraud.
    He has zero original thought voted in by the good ole geezers in montana.
    A genuine trump sucker!!

  16. Anonymous1:36 PM

    in the Towers we lost loved ones in act of shameless cruelty. it was meant to hurt all Americans-and it did. black, white ,brown, red and yellow. the US. became the largest family of all time. that is what you remember-not the horror of slavery. take the statutes of conferates and find a museum-because it is part of our history-the wrong part.

  17. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Heard on NPR today how much public, federal and personal grant money it take to keep the Oklahoma bombing memorial and museum open and I must say, I think 20 years is enough, enough to let people grieve visit and remember the event and then close that shit down and move on.

    We have interstate highways falling apart and bridges literally falling down, how 'bout we deal with the important things first?


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