Help me with my OUTRAGE!!!
Rear Adm. Michelle Howard took command of the Navy’s counterpiracy task force with incredible timing: Within three days of her April 5 turnover with outgoing Rear Adm. Terry McKnight, Somali pirates attacked the U.S.-flagged cargo ship Maersk Alabama and took its captain hostage.
Howard said she expected to be handed a full plate.
The Navy Times Headline:
Task force commander has busy first week
Why is and has there been almost ZERO mainstream reporting that the REAR-ADMIRAL who commanded the US NAVY ship that killed and captured the “Somali Pirates” last month is 1) The first African-American female to command a US Navy ship and 2) The fact that the Rear-Admiral who was in charge of the US Navy operations that resulted in the safe rescue is the SAME AFRICAN AMERICAN female? No wonder mainstream media is almost dead! On top of corporate racism?
Such a fine opportunity to provide millions of youth with a very positive roll model wasted. Help me not let that happen!
You will be amazed at the number of google news hits about her (I saw one that NPR did). Some on blogs.
LINK From Navy so info was release: http://www.navytimes.com/news/…
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