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Sat Sep 27, 2014, 08:53 AM Sep 2014

An Open Letter To Fox News About "Boobs On The Ground" [View all]

An Open Letter To Fox News About "Boobs On The Ground"

Dear Mr. Bolling and Mr. Gutfeld,

We are veterans of the United States armed forces, and we are writing to inform you that your remarks about United Arab Emirates Air Force Major Mariam Al Mansouri were unwarranted, offensive, and fundamentally opposed to what the military taught us to stand for.

First, foremost, and most obvious to everyone other than yourselves, your remarks were immensely inappropriate. Your co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle was so right to call attention to an inspiring story of a woman shattering glass ceilings in a society where doing so is immeasurably difficult. We never heard an answer to her question: why did you feel so compelled to “ruin her thing?”

As it turns out, women have been flying combat aircraft since before either of you were born. Over 1,000 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) flew during World War II. Seeing as U.S. Army Air Forces Commander “Hap” Arnold said “Now in 1944, it is on the record that women can fly as well as men,” we can probably guess he thought their parking was adequate. The WASP legacy reaches into the present day; on 9/11, then Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney scrambled her F-16. Completely unarmed, she was ready to lay down her own life to prevent further devastating attacks on American soil.


We issue an apology on your behalf to Major Al Mansouri knowing that anything your producers force you to say will be contrived and insincere. Major, we’re sincerely sorry for the rudeness; clearly, these boys don’t take your service seriously, but we and the rest of the American public do.

Very Respectfully,

Michael Breen, U.S. Army

Shawn VanDiver, U.S. Navy

Kristen Rouse, U.S. National Guard

Andrea Marr, U.S. Navy

Kristen Kavanaugh, U.S. Navy

Richard Wheeler, U.S. Army

Leo Cruz, U.S. Navy

Aryanna Hunter, U.S. Army

Geoff Orazem U.S. Marine Corps

Scott Cheney-Peters, U.S. Navy

Jonathan Murray, U.S. Marine Corps

Timothy Kudo, U.S. Marine Corps

Welton Chang, U.S. Army

Michael Smith, U.S. Army

Gordon Griffin, U.S. Marine Corps

Kelsey Campbell, U.S. Air Force

Matt Runyon, U.S. Army

Richard Weir, U.S. Marine Corps

Scott Holcomb, U.S. Army

Jon Gensler, U.S. Army

Erik Brine, U.S. Air Froce

Rob Miller, U.S. Marine Corps

Josh Weinberg, U.S. Army

John Wagner, U.S. Air Force

Terron Sims II, U.S. Army

Sonia Fernandez, U.S. Marine Corps

Dan Hartnett, U.S. Army

Dan Futrell, U.S. Army

John Margolick, U.S. Marine Corps

Daniel Savage, U.S. Army

Matt Pelak, U.S. Army,

LaRue Robinson, U.S. Army

Anthony Woods, U.S Army

Margot Beausey, U.S. Navy

Dustin Cathcart, U.S. Army

Kayla Williams, U.S. Army

Dan Espinal, U.S. Army

Jonathan Hopkins, U.S. Army

Tony Johnson, U.S. Navy

Andy Moore, U.S. Army

Kevin Johnson, U.S. Army

Brett Hunt, U.S. Army

Russell Galeti, U.S. Army

Gail Harris, U.S. Navy

Katelyn Geary van Dam, U.S. Marine Corps

Mick Crnkovich, U.S. Army

Jonathan Freeman, U.S. Army

Chris Finan, U.S. Air Force

Robert Mishev, U.S. Air Force

Matt Zeller, U.S. Army

William Allen, U.S. Marine Corps

Sharmistha Mohpatra, U.S. Army

Adam Tiffen, U.S. Army

Alex Cornell du Houx, U.S. Navy

Jason Cain, U.S. Army

Rob Bracknell, U.S. Marine Corps

Karen Courington, U.S. Air Force

Lach Litwer, U.S. Army

Andrew Borene, U.S. Marine Corps

The letter in full: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/an-open-letter-to-fox-news

...and for some spicy hot sauce on the side, here is Jon Stewart addressing the issue in a truly transcendent rant:

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K & R femmocrat Sep 2014 #1
K and R Stuart G Sep 2014 #2
Post removed Post removed Sep 2014 #3
Boys being boys, right? WilliamPitt Sep 2014 #4
That sums it up! What is this person even doing here? Dustlawyer Sep 2014 #15
A literal LOL rock Sep 2014 #41
Because women were made to be the hlthe2b Sep 2014 #8
Really? Ilsa Sep 2014 #9
Considering this woman is from th UAE, she's one very impressive woman! maddiemom Sep 2014 #37
sexism is not "funny" noiretextatique Sep 2014 #10
"You are not funny. You are not clever. And you are not excused." hlthe2b Sep 2014 #12
sense of humor at the expense of women always. lighten up. we are here for your entertainment. no. seabeyond Sep 2014 #14
I am thoroughly ashamed that those comments about that pilot shraby Sep 2014 #5
...and she's a Major. WilliamPitt Sep 2014 #7
Correction, Squadron Commander. Fred Sanders Sep 2014 #18
Correction: Both dumbcat Sep 2014 #27
Any liberal commentator who made a far less "insensitive" remark maddiemom Sep 2014 #38
Now now, be fair to the conservatives. quakerboy Sep 2014 #47
K&R!! marym625 Sep 2014 #6
ahhhh. thank you. this is perfectly excellent. this is all we need. this. thank you. seabeyond Sep 2014 #11
K&r... spanone Sep 2014 #13
K&R n.t myrna minx Sep 2014 #16
Commander Mansouri shattering all of Fox News and their anti-woman, anti-Islam propaganda is Fred Sanders Sep 2014 #17
wish i could give this a million recs. n/t BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #19
i am thinking the same. and this is what supporting women and our voice looks like. nt seabeyond Sep 2014 #20
yes, absolutely. BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #23
The Truman Project is marym625 Sep 2014 #55
I would actually tune in to fox news (that I avoid like the plague) if they logosoco Sep 2014 #21
YES! But how often have they let anyone be challenged? maddiemom Sep 2014 #40
Kicked and recommended! Enthusiast Sep 2014 #22
What a waste of perfectly good piss. Marie Marie Sep 2014 #58
They probably would. Enthusiast Sep 2014 #59
Those guys would have been publicly fired if they had been on MSNBC. Kablooie Sep 2014 #24
K & R SunSeeker Sep 2014 #25
Love Jon Stewart's rant. yardwork Sep 2014 #26
To say nothing of the Soviet pilots of WWII... malthaussen Sep 2014 #28
Wonderful post. The boob at Fox is the real concern..... marble falls Sep 2014 #29
don't be afraid 1dogleft Sep 2014 #35
Thank you for the post and for all involved in the letter and signatures. oldandhappy Sep 2014 #30
KnR to the absolute max! nt tblue37 Sep 2014 #31
Thank you for this! Even veterans who watch fox regularly alp227 Sep 2014 #32
I am proud to say one of signers is a friend of mine. marym625 Sep 2014 #33
Bedouin saying: The dogs bark; my caravan moves on. sarge43 Sep 2014 #34
Why isn't the first "joke" regarded as more offensive than the 2nd? Major Nikon Sep 2014 #36
Some of the people who signed this marym625 Sep 2014 #39
Pretty powerful commercial. EEO Sep 2014 #42
They won a couple awards for it marym625 Sep 2014 #43
omg, that was too damn good! BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #60
Just one of them marym625 Sep 2014 #61
:) BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #63
No problem! I will for sure post it and let you know marym625 Sep 2014 #64
thanks! BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #65
Twitter and here. marym625 Sep 2014 #66
Facebook and here. BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #69
HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!! WillyT Sep 2014 #44
I am glad to see... awoke_in_2003 Sep 2014 #45
I'm going to get killed leftyladyfrommo Sep 2014 #46
Uggh.. just uggh. hlthe2b Sep 2014 #48
Loved "boys" at the end. Certainly not men. nolabear Sep 2014 #49
Recommend..... KoKo Sep 2014 #50
Thank you, WilliamPitt Thespian2 Sep 2014 #51
I couldn't even wrap my head around this... New Orleans Strong Sep 2014 #52
I'm surprised Bolling & Gutfeld didn't joke about flying carpets. . . DinahMoeHum Sep 2014 #53
Faux News appeals to the juvenile, ignorant and arrogant assholes. rhett o rick Sep 2014 #54
eric boller riverwalker Sep 2014 #56
sticker probably made in China. BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #62
Well said. CaptainTruth Sep 2014 #57
You think the women bashing is raw now? Wait till Hillary wins. Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2014 #67
Believe I counted 59 signatures Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2014 #68
NICE! calimary Sep 2014 #70
wonderful letter Liberal_in_LA Sep 2014 #71
fox news is sexist and racist? redruddyred Sep 2014 #72
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