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Thread: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

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    Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    He appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe program and according to some people made disparaging about American Sniper Chris Kyle. What do you think? Below is a video and a transcript of what was said.

    AYMAN MOHYELDIN: It is a very compelling, very thought-provoking, very emotional movie.

    JOE SCARBOROUGH: B-u-u-u-u-t?

    MOHYELDIN: When you juxtapose it with the real Chris Kyle and what has emerged about what kind of personality he was, in his own words --

    WILLIE GEIST: You're talking about the stories when he was back home in Texas which may have not been true? Is that what you're talking about?

    MOHYELDIN: 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. So I think there are issues --

    SCARBOROUGH: Wait, wait. Killing sprees? Chris Kyle was going on killing sprees?

    MOHYELDIN: 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.
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    GEIST: It wasn't a commentary about the war. It wasn't about the politics of the war. It was a character study of what this guy went through. And you don't have to like him and all the comments about him calling Iraqis savages. He was calling the people he was shooting savages. He was calling people who he thought had IEDs, who he thought were going to kill his buddies savages. He didn't -- some people have seized on that term that he thought all Iraqis or everyone in the Middle East is a savage. That's just not what he said. It's not what he said. He was talking about the people he was fighting in the theater, calling them savages.

    SCARBOROUGH: All right, when we come back, Ayman is going to kick around Santa Claus.



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    Re: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    He appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe program and according to some people made disparaging about American Sniper Chris Kyle. What do you think? Below is a video and a transcript of what was said.

    AYMAN MOHYELDIN: It is a very compelling, very thought-provoking, very emotional movie.

    JOE SCARBOROUGH: B-u-u-u-u-t?

    MOHYELDIN: When you juxtapose it with the real Chris Kyle and what has emerged about what kind of personality he was, in his own words --

    WILLIE GEIST: You're talking about the stories when he was back home in Texas which may have not been true? Is that what you're talking about?

    MOHYELDIN: 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. So I think there are issues --

    SCARBOROUGH: Wait, wait. Killing sprees? Chris Kyle was going on killing sprees?

    MOHYELDIN: 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.
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    GEIST: It wasn't a commentary about the war. It wasn't about the politics of the war. It was a character study of what this guy went through. And you don't have to like him and all the comments about him calling Iraqis savages. He was calling the people he was shooting savages. He was calling people who he thought had IEDs, who he thought were going to kill his buddies savages. He didn't -- some people have seized on that term that he thought all Iraqis or everyone in the Middle East is a savage. That's just not what he said. It's not what he said. He was talking about the people he was fighting in the theater, calling them savages.

    SCARBOROUGH: All right, when we come back, Ayman is going to kick around Santa Claus.

    It's up to MSNBC, but general, dissent or unpopular opinions in and of themselves shouldn't be cause for punishment.
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    Re: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    What does 'censorship' mean again? How does it work?
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    Re: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    There isn't a,"no", option?
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    Re: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There isn't a,"no", option?
    I'm going to submit a poll question that asks ...

    "SHOULD CONGRESS REPEAL OBAMACARE?"
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    O - Sick People Should Die

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    Re: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    I'm going to submit a poll question that asks ...

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    Re: Should NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Be Fired For "Controversal" Statements?

    It's MSNBC. Accusing American servicemembers of going on racist killing sprees because they don't like the war is pretty much right up their alley.

    It isn't necessary to fire him (he isn't a big name. He can apologize), it's just another good reason not to watch MSNBC.

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