Peter "Scoop" Stanton
c/o The Political Cesspool Radio Show
PO Box 34336
Bartlett, TN 38184-34336
Mr. Ayman Mohyeldin
c/o NBC News
30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10122
Re: Chris Kyle
Recently on the "Morning Joe" show on the MSNBC network, you said the following on former Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle:
-A lot of his stories when he was back home in Texas, a lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis. 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.
-When he was involved in his -- on assignments in terms of what he was doing. A lot of the description that has come out from his book and some of the terminology that he has used, people have described as racist.
Sir, what ever your feelings on the War on Terror, the US Navy, or Chief Kyle personally, you couldn't be more wrong calling Chief Kyle racist and his actions on the battlefield racist. You don't like the fact that Kyle killed people of Middle Eastern decent, and you playing to your audience, threw out the "R-word." Calling someone or something racist is when one on the left has no more argument. It's no wonder why your network, MSNBC is hemorrhaging viewers. If you ever served in battle, you learn that each side dehumanizes the enemy. This has been going on since before the colonists decided to fight the British. Chief Kyle didn't go on a killing spree, he was defeating the enemy with precision. He was doing his job sir. And doing it very well. You also mentioned that Chief Kyle was very right of center. I'm sorry that Chief Kyle isn't a Manhattan progressive, and a big supporter of gay rights, taxing the rich, social spending, Affirmative Action, and every other failed program and idea that brought this once great nation to the brink of collapse.
As for accomplishing something, Kyle finished SEAL training. Something only the real 1% can do. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in less than 10 years, another remarkable achievement. Instead of breaking up his family like military service has done to literally tens of thousands of families, he left the service. He still helped his fellow servicemen by taking them out shooting to help cope with their issues. Even though he wasn't fighting in battle, Chris Kyle still died a hero. Thousands of his fellow Texans lined the streets to pay their respects when he was transported to Cowboy Stadium for his funeral.
As for you, nobody knows who you are. You work for a network that nobody watches. People like me watch it because it's like The Onion for television. You think you are being pithy calling Chief Kyle a racist like every other MSNBC personality does. I figured it out. People like Chris Kyle has machismo, and that's a threat to you. You could never be a Chris Kyle, R. Lee Ermey, or Clint Eastwood. You want to be, but you can't, so you and your colleagues, can only trash a man like Kyle. Keep trashing people like Chief Kyle. It worked so well for people like Michael Moore.
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Peter "Scoop" Stanton
The Political Cesspool Radio Show