Monday was the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks on the United States by Al Qaeda which brought down the World Trade Towers and resulted in the deaths of some 3,000 people. So, naturally, a brainless Fox News host had to say something incredible offensive to the memories of those who were lost on that fateful day.
During an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked if Zinke was worried the monument to Flight 93 would one day be removed much the same as statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are being taken down across the country:
“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?”
“Well I’m one that believes that you know we should learn from history. 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. And I think reflecting on our history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA.”
This isn’t the first time the false analogy between 9/11 and memorials to Confederate traitors has been made in recent weeks. Maine GOP Governor Paul LePage had this to say on the subject:
“Listen, whether we like it or not, this is what our history is.
“And to me, it’s just like going to New York City right now and taking down the monument of those who perished in 9/11. It will come to that.”
No, it’s nothing like that. A monument to victims of 9/11 is a tribute to those who died as the result of terrorism. Honoring racist traitors who attempted to overthrow the American government is an insult to everything this country stands for.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org