Some in the liberal media have their panties in a wad over some course remarks from Defense Secretary James Mattis earlier this month about serving in the U.S. Navy.
…at least, that’s the take given NBC News’ headline calling attention to Mattis for using a “disparaging term.”
Speaking at an event at Naval Base Kitsap, in Washington state, “Mad Dog” Mattis told the sailors they would not regret their service and praised them for not being “some p*ssy sitting on the sidelines,” according to a transcript of his remarks released by the Pentagon.
— Navy Times (@NavyTimes) August 15, 2017
“You will have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life in the U.S. Navy, you know what I mean?” he told the sailors.
Reflecting his passion for the military and for taking action, Mattis was blunt in his assessment.
“That means you’re living. That means you’re not some p*ssy sitting on the sidelines, you know what I mean, kind of sitting there saying, ‘Well, I should have done something with my life,’” he said.
“Because of what you’re doing now, you’re not going to be laying on a shrink’s couch when you’re 45 years old, saying ‘What the hell did I do with my life?’ Why? Because you served others, you served something bigger than you.”
Mattis wished aloud that he was “young enough to go back out to sea.”
“Although, I will admit it takes a special kind of person to be in submarines,” he said. “I was in the Marines, and there’s a world of difference between a submariner and a Marine, you know what I mean?”
In addition to NBC’s reaction, The Washington Free Beacon noted that Newsweek and The Washington Post took issue with Mattis’ choice of words:
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 18, 2017
And there were others:
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) August 15, 2017
Say what now? Not a fragile flower for language, but remember who your boss is. https://t.co/J4VhZpGXFQ
— Julie Wilcox WX (@JulieWilcoxWX) August 16, 2017
Not that Mattis didn’t have a few social media users on his side, as seen below:
Oh I bet Mattie is reallly upset to be criticized by the media, I’m sure he is smiling
— Butzi (@ace2blue) August 18, 2017
It’s not Aunt Esther’s Navy.
— Larz (@TimberWoes) August 18, 2017
Criticized by the p***y media, truth be told.
— Dave Sacal (@flynfr) August 18, 2017
well cowboy up… or get out.
— judith Jones (@judyjones232) August 18, 2017
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