FLASHBACK: MSNBC’s New Host Slimed American Sniper’s ‘Racist’ ‘Killing Sprees’

MSNBC this week simply gave a daytime internet hosting slot to a journalist who as soon as slimed the late Chris Kyle, the true American Sniper, as a “racist” keen on “killing sprees” whereas serving in Iraq. Ayman Mohyeldin Reviews debuted on Monday. In response to Mediaite, the “rebrand” displays the community’s transfer to “the journalism from correspondents and specialists who present evaluation and a deeper understanding of the day’s information occasions, in line with the supply.”

Ayman Mohyeldin has a vile perspective in relation to an American hero like Kyle. A bit over six years in the past, on January 29, 2015, he went on a rant throughout that day’s Morning Joe. Speaking in regards to the movie American Sniper, he ranted:

AYMAN MOHYELDIN: A variety of his tales when he was again residence in Texas, a whole lot of his personal private opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he seen Iraqis. A few of what folks have described as his racist tendencies in the direction of Iraqis and Muslims when he was happening a few of these, you already know, killing sprees in Iraq on task. So I believe there are points — 

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

MOHYELDIN: When he was concerned in his — on assignments when it comes to what he was doing. A variety of the outline that has come out from his e book and among the terminology that he has used, folks have described as racist. 

The disgusting smear of Kyle was so over-the-top that Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist stepped in to refute Mohyeldin on the identical present:

It wasn’t a commentary in regards to the battle. It wasn’t in regards to the politics of the battle. It was a personality examine of what this man went by means of. And you do not have to love him and all of the feedback about him calling Iraqis savages. He was calling the folks he was capturing savages. He was calling individuals who he thought had IEDs, who he thought had been going to kill his buddies savages. He did not — some folks have seized on that time period that he thought all Iraqis or everybody within the Center East is a savage. That is simply not what he stated. It isn’t what he stated. He was speaking in regards to the folks he was preventing within the theater, calling them savages.

On February 10, 2015, The Washington Instances reported:

Greater than 20 retired generals and admirals, together with dozens of different retired navy officers, have reportedly joined the Media Analysis Middle in writing a letter demanding an apology from NBC’s guardian firm Comcast after a information correspondent claimed on-air that slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle engaged in “killing sprees.”

“[Kyle] is a hero, not a speaking level for a smug journalist,” the group wrote in a letter, signed by greater than 60 retired navy leaders, to the Comcast Board of Administrators being delivered Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported.

The letter comes after Center East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin stated throughout a Jan. 29 phase of MSNBC’s Morning Joe that critics have described Kyle as having “racist tendencies in the direction of Iraqis and Muslims when he was happening a few of these, you already know, killing sprees in Iraq on task.”

Is that this the form of “deeper evaluation” that MSNBC viewers might anticipate from Mohyeldin’s new present?

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