Joey Jones: ‘Disgrace on’ the Contemporary York Situations for ‘low-mark’ op-ed on US militia and white supremacy

By | May 25, 2020

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U.S. Marine veteran Johnny “Joey” Jones blasted The Contemporary York Situations for publishing an editorial on Memorial Day weekend that claims the U.S. militia celebrates white supremacy.

“It’s one thing that just correct stirs your blood moderately bit,” said Jones, a Fox News contributor, on “Fox & Associates” Monday, calling it a “low-mark” try by the Situations to generate consideration and “relevance.”

The Contemporary York Situations Editorial Board published the piece titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Have a just correct time White Supremacy?” The Sunday editorial made the argument that it’s time to rename militia bases after “American heroes, no longer racist traitors,” relating to bases named after Confederate generals.

The editorial listed Fortress Benning, Ga., as an illustration, noting that the militia gruesome honored Henry Lewis Benning, a Confederate customary “who devoted himself to the premise that African-American citizens weren’t in fact human and could well maybe also never be relied on with fat citizenship.”

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The editorial pointed to Benning’s “now-well-known speech in 1861” in which “he told secession conventioneers in Virginia that his native converse of Georgia had left the union for one motive — to ‘prevent the abolition of her slavery.’”

The editorial board well-known that Benning’s statements “strongly resemble that of present-day white supremacists — and reference the traipse war theme keep aside forward by the younger racist who murdered 9 African-American citizens in Charleston 5 years prior to now.”

Retired Workers Sgt. Jones, a bomb technician who misplaced his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, said he was upset when he read the piece nonetheless then said folks want to be aware who is at the serve of it.

“There are 365 days in a year. There has been 150 years since the Civil War. Why is the Contemporary York Situations writing this on Memorial Day this year of all years? Because or no longer it’s relevance, stunning? It’s miles the different to gain folks to chat about them,” argued Jones. He said it was “offensive” to narrate that unlit carrier people ought to quiet “gain up this morning” and focal level on that aspect of the militia’s historical previous on Memorial Day.

“That’s as spoiled as announcing that coronavirus was warranted because we had slavery 200 years prior to now. That’s just correct no longer how we peruse at our country,” Jone said. “We strive each morning to gain higher, no longer take a seat around and drag at each different about how spoiled we are. And I accumulate it offensive and frightful. … It’s miles a low-mark try at relevance in a time when one thing cherish coronavirus and Memorial Day are the headlines. And shame on the Contemporary York Situations for even making an try it.”

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted Sunday night time in response: “On a solemn day for remembering these that have given their lives for our country fighting towards tyranny and subjugation, the NYT has bigger than a million that it’s doubtless you’ll maybe maybe also factor in experiences of the closing sacrifice by American patriots that they’ll also tell. But they don’t.”

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He added in a apply-up assertion: “The Division of Defense is the most diverse meritocracy in the country and the most highly effective power for just correct in world historical previous. We have got many experiences of valor quiet waiting to be told this Memorial Day weekend.”

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this document.