Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade was interviewing U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about a memorial to Flight 93, whose passengers sacrificed their lives so the hijacked plane would not reach its Washington D.C. target.
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.
Kilmeade isn't the first to bring up this morally dubious line of questioning.
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.
9/11 Memorial is built for the victims not the terrorists, unlike the confederate statues which are of men who promoted slavery & terrorirsm— Hope (@hopeenlight) September 11, 2017
Did someone erect memorials to the hijackers or their leaders? If so, let's tear them down today. No need to wait another moment— RiotWomenn (@riotwomennn) September 11, 2017
If we have statues of the hijackers up in 100 years, then yeah I hope we tear them down— Jackie (@jackie_cs_) September 11, 2017
OMG. They think innocent victims of terrorist attacks = Treasonous Traitors wanting to secede to keep slavery. Fox is garbage!— ginny ivanovic (@cookie524) September 11, 2017
Only way you could equate the two, is if the 9/11 memorial was of Bin Laden.— Nicole K (@Nicole0617) September 11, 2017
Will this public backlash help Kilmeade understand the difference? Unlikely.