NBC News compares Obama’s ‘story’ to that of wounded warrior

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NBC showed its true colors the morning after the State of the Union address when its senior political editor compared President Obama’s “story” to that of a war veteran, severely wounded after having served numerous deployments abroad.

The only part of the president’s speech that both sides of the isle could agree was truly uplifting came at the end, when he introduced wounded warrior Cory Remsburg, who was the guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

NBC’s Mark Murray tweeted The following morning:

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau picked up on this and voiced his approval:

 

What they were both referring to was an article written by NBC’s Chuck Todd, Domenico Montanaro and the aforementioned tweeter Murray, in which they took the president’s comparison of Remsburg’s struggles with those of America even further. They compared them to the president’s “struggles,” remarking that “Nothing in his seven years on the national political stage (2007-2014) has come easy.”

Has the world suddenly gone mad? SFC Remsburg, an Army Ranger, was severely wounded by a roadside bomb on his 10th deployment. After waking from a three-month-long coma, he spent years relearning basic skills like speaking, standing and walking.

Washington Examiner senior writer Philip Klein challenged Murray with this tweet:

This set in motion an exchange, with Murray not at all backing down:

 

 

Lately, others have equated the rise to the top of a profession with the true sacrifice, struggle and suffering that combat veterans experience every day.

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Rapper Kanye West recently said that being on stage is like ”being a police officer or in war.” Before that, actor Tom Cruise reportedly compared his craft to fighting in a war, although his lawyer now denies it.

I would personally like to see the next person to make such a comparison to spend the next 13 weeks in Marine Corps boot camp, followed by a week — just 7 days — in Afghanistan.

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